There are many employers, industry partners, journeypersons and other individuals who go above and beyond to help apprentices throughout their journey to certification, who create welcoming workplaces for all apprentices including those from under-represented groups, and who continue to step up time after time to advance apprenticeship training.  

If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their outstanding contributions, please take a few moments to nominate them for one of the following awards:

Apprenticeship Award of Excellence

This award is presented to an exceptional individual (or individuals) who has demonstrated: ingenuity, engagement and leadership in advancing apprenticeship training and the trades qualifications system. The award is presented annually for outstanding achievement in advancing apprenticeship training and the strategic goals of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency by:
    • Attracting Skilled Trades Talent
    • Supporting the Journey to Certification
    • Fostering a Culture of Workplace Learning
    • Advancing the Value of Certification

Click here to learn more or to submit a nomination for the Apprenticeship Award of Excellence.

Apprenticeship Ally Award of Excellence

This award recognizes an outstanding employer or industry member for their commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the apprenticeship system through four or more of the following:
• Hiring from equity seeking communities
• Demonstrating that they are an ally for equity, diversity, and inclusion
• Fostering an appreciation of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace
• Supporting the journey to certification
• Furthering employees’ awareness and understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace
• Championing the value of equity, diversity, and inclusion beyond the workplace i.e. community, associations, etc.

Click here to learn more or to submit a nomination for the Apprenticeship Ally Award of Excellence.

Learn more about our awards and view the videos of past recipients here. Please submit your nomination by Friday, August 5, 2022.

As a valued plan member, we are reaching out to inform you that the current MHCSI - Managed Health Care Services Inc. claims adjudication platform will be replaced with an external adjudication service solution in the Fall of 2022. We are excited to partner with ClaimSecure to bring you an enhanced member experience.
As part of the transition to ClaimSecure, MHCSI Benefit and Lawtons Partner Discount Cards will move to virtual cards available on the ClaimSecure Member app and website. More details on the features of the app and website will be communicated in the coming months.
Members are required to update their MHCSI member profile including an email address, by July 31, 2022. Updating your MHCSI member profile takes a few minutes and will avoid any disruption to the administration of your MHCSI Benefit and Lawtons Drugs Partner Discount program. Failure to update your MHCSI member profile will impact delivery of these program benefits after the move to ClaimSecure.
Please complete the below steps by July 31, 2022.
On your desktop or mobile device, go to:
Log in with the below User ID and Password, please note these are case sensitive:
• Password: MHCSI2022
• Click: [Update your Member Profile]
Please continue to follow the prompts and instructions on the screen to update the information in your Member Profile. If you have any questions during the process, contact an MHCSI representative for assistance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 1-888-686-6427.
Your MHCSI – Managed Health Care Services Inc. Team

President’s Message: 40th IBEW International Convention

As we emerge from the 40th IBEW International Convention, International President Lonnie Stevenson says “thank you” for the vote of confidence through re-election, and he expresses unwavering optimism about the forward progress the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has in store for years to come.

Since meeting in 2016, the IBEW has become more diverse, more equitable, and more inclusive. Our members are all different – coming from a range of backgrounds – but we all have the same goal; to create a better life for our families and communities. As we continue to grow our locals through the apprenticeship program and organizing, the upward trajectory of our brotherhood and sisterhood is steep. 

Learn more about how the greatest labor union in North America is continuing to surpass expectations in this President’s Message. Watch now!


The world's largest combined solar and energy storage project is under construction by members of Bakersfield, Calif., Local 428. When finished in early 2023, the Edwards Sanborn energy project will produce nearly a gigawatt DC from solar photovoltaic panels and store energy with 2,400 MWh of lithium-ion batteries.

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Our Local Chapter Spotlight this month is IBEW Local 234! IBEW Local 234’s jurisdiction covers the counties of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz, which is a combined area of 5,767 square miles. Local 234 caught our attention with their strong TikTok presence. They work hard to spread the word about the IBEW and all our wonderful union benefits.

Checkout Local 234's TikTok

Visit Local 234's Website

IBEW Hour Power 2022 Apprentice of the Year - Melenie Zavala
IBEW Hour Power 2022 Apprentice of the Year - Melenie Zavala
Watts New: Free-Fall Snip Stainless Steel Scissors by Klein Tools
Watts New: Free-Fall Snip Stainless Steel Scissors by Klein Tools introduces the best of us - to the rest of us. With feature stories, messages from International President Lonnie Stephenson, News Briefs, & Job Tips, IBEW Hour Power is a great way to stay connected to your union brothers & sisters.

IBEW Local 1928 would like to congratulate the following 2022 Sholarship Winners:

  • Lance Keddy - Coldbrook, NS
  • Brett Hannah MacKinnon - South Bar, NS 
  • Emily MacKinnon - South Bar, NS
  • Makayla MacDonald - Reserve Mines, NS
  •  Jacklyn Kennedy, Mabou, NS
  • Charlie Livingstone, Nine Mile River, NS

All the best with your upcoming studies! Congratulations!

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As a reminder, June 10th is the deadline to apply for the IBEW Local 1928 Scholarship. This is open to all sons, daughters, step-sons and step-daughters of active IBEW Local 1928 members.

Click HERE for the 2022 Scholarship Application!

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