Operating Engineers 324 Matt Gibson Awarded MASCI’s Apprentice of The Year
DETROIT – The Operating Engineers 324 is proud to announce that Stationary Engineer Apprentice Matt Gibson has been awarded the Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee Inc’s “Apprentice of the Year” for Manufacturing during a ceremony on Tuesday.
“We couldn’t be prouder of Matt Gibson for receiving this award,” said OE324 Business Manager Douglas W. Stockwell. “Hard work, dedication, and skill are things that Matt exemplifies every day in supporting skilled trades in Michigan. Thank you to MASCI for recognizing Matt’s leadership and professionalism.”
The MASCI’s Apprenticeship Program was done in tandem with a US Department of Labor capstone project specifically designed for Matt’s unique set of skills. Matt Gibson currently serves in the Army Reserves and works at Guardian Plumbing and Heating, where he has worked for the past six years.
“Matt is the epitome of what any apprentice should be. He was always eager to help anyone in need and was the first person to approach if you needed help. We couldn’t have asked for a better apprentice,” said Jim Arini, OE324 Stationary Training Director.
“I am extremely honored to be receiving this award out of the 18,000 outstanding apprentices who were considered,” said Matt Gibson of Woodhaven. “OE 324 has been like a family to me and has been there for me every step of the way. Even when I was deployed to Korea for a year during my apprenticeship, OE 324 was a constant support for me and I couldn’t be more grateful.”