When people talk about Garry Wall they quickly refer to him as “the apprenticeship guy”. Fifteen years ago, Garry single-handedly developed an apprenticeship program linking students with employers, thus providing hands-on training and the possibility of ongoing employment following secondary school. Today the program boasts over 1500 successes, a grateful business community and is recognized as a model and most successful program in the province. What distinguishes Garry is his compassion for his students and his strong belief that every student can succeed if provided with something to be passionate about. Through Garry Wall’s belief in trades training, many young lives have flourished and been enriched.
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