From judges to board members, competition organizers to coaches, we are very grateful for our volunteers here at SCNS. We simply couldn’t do what we do without them.
Kevin O’Halloran, NSCC Waterfront faculty for the Building Systems Technician program (HVAC&R), was presented with several volunteer awards on Friday night, but the most prestigious of them all was the HRM District 1 Volunteer of the Year, presented to him by Councillor, Steve Streatch at the Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank Volunteer Recognition Banquet on April 21.
While his dedication to his community is what brought Kevin’s name forward as the deserving recipient, there was also mention during the event of his role as chairman of the Waverley Community Association and his volunteer involvement with Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS).
SCNS is no stranger to Kevin’s efforts. Kevin has been an active member of our Board of Directors since 2014, but his ‘Skills Journey’ started back in 2002 as a judge for the Nova Scotia Skills Competition. In 2003 he joined the Provincial Technical Committee (PTC) for refrigeration & air conditioning and has been on the PTC ever since. Over the past 14 years, Kevin has encouraged his students to compete, train, and strive for excellence at the Skills Canada National Competition. We have seen many of Kevin’s students win gold at provincials and join Team Nova Scotia; at which point, Kevin continues to support his students as a coach.
His dedication to the skills movement, Nova Scotian youth, and education has made Kevin a volunteer we are forever grateful to have on our team. Congratulations on your award, Kevin!