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2019 13th Annual Tradesperson of the Year Awards

2019 13th Annual Tradesperson of the Year Awards nomination forms are now available. The deadline to submit your nominations is Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  Please see below to download the nomination forms.

Established in 2006, the Virginia Ship Repair Foundation’s Tradesperson of the Year Awards recognize excellence in the ship repair industry workforce. From numerous nominees, two winners are selected: a senior tradesperson with more than five years of industry experience, and a junior tradesperson with fewer than five years experience in their chosen trade field. These nominees and winners are truly the best of the best, and showcase the exemplary talent and work ethic that make Virginia’s ship repairers the best in the world.

Remember: the VSRF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so all sponsorships are tax deductible and go toward valuable initiatives that enhance and expand the future ship repair industry workforce.

Premier Sponsorship by:  PNC Bank

Click below for the Nomination Forms:

2019 VSRF ToY Junior Nomination Form
2019 VSRF ToY Senior Nomination Form

VSRF Junior Sample Nomination Form
VSRF Senior Sample Nomination Form

Remember these tips when submitting your nomination:

* The judges look for specific examples of expertise, leadership, and commitment. Please be descriptive in your answers. Other areas that weigh in on the decision-making are: creativity, safety, professionalism, and growth.

* Details or examples of work quality, leadership, or innovation often score more points than just stating the nominee is stellar at their work.

* Only one Sr. & one Jr. nomination per company, and Jr. nominees may not have more than five years of trade experience in their work history.

* Community service is often the area that will distinguish the winner in a close race. Remember, this can be with the company as well. Clean up the Bay day, United Way team leader, church service, or helping at the Food Bank all count.