TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 22, 2014) -

WHEN: August 23, 2014 at 9:30a.m-12:00p.m.

WHERE: Round House Park (at the base of the CN Tower)

WHAT: The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario and the Millwrights District Council of Ontario will host the 2014 National Apprenticeship Contest. For more information on the competition and a full schedule of events, please visit

WHAT: National Apprenticeship Contest pinning top Canadian apprentices against one another in its 22nd annual event. Thirty six highly skilled apprentices selected from previously won competitions across the country will embark on a challenge of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in front of judges, media and the general public. Each year the event is held to raise awareness of the skilled work carpenters, drywallers, millwrights, and flooring installers are trained to do and encourage youth to enter the trades as a profession.

Apprentices will be judged on speed and accuracy while completing practical projects in four different trades--carpentry, drywall, millwright and floor covering.

Photo Opportunity: Thirty six Apprentices Compete at Round House Park- 10a.m.-12p.m.

About Carpenters District Council of Ontario

The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario ("CDC") is composed of 16 affiliated Local Unions of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners across the province. In total, we represent over 20,000 women and men working in a wide range of areas, including carpentry, drywall, resilient flooring, concrete formwork, underwater construction, welding, scaffolding, and a long list of other construction-related work. Indeed, because of our up-to-date apprenticeship and training programs, there are very few construction-related jobs outside the scope of the Carpenters' Union. In addition, our union represents many industrial workers and thousands of highly-skilled workers in Ontario's health care sector.

Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Carpenters' District Council of Ontario
Colleen Dignam
Provincial Training Coordinator