Hydro Ottawa recognized as provincial leader in apprenticeship training

OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa is proud to announce it has been honoured as a finalist in the 2013 Ontario Minister's Awards for Apprenticeship Training for its support of apprenticeship programs and commitment to continuous learning.

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities congratulated Hydro Ottawa as one of four finalists in the Eastern region at the Apprenticeship Employer Recognition Dinner in Cornwall, Ontario, on November 14.

"Our continued success is predicated on a highly skilled, engaged and sustained workforce," says Hydro Ottawa President and Chief Executive Officer Bryce Conrad. "Providing apprentices with leading safety and trades training that is celebrated for its excellence fosters the development of critical talent within our organization and our industry."

The awards, now in their 10th year, celebrate employers that show leadership in training apprentices, support the apprenticeship training system, and promote careers in the skilled trades.

About Hydro Ottawa
Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc.  Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third largest municipally owned electrical utility in Ontario serving more than 310,000 customers in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and provides commercial energy management services.

SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

For further information:

Laura Lauzon
Supervisor, Media and Public Affairs
Hydro Ottawa Tel: 613-738-5499 ext. 145

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