Premier's Awards 2013
George Brown College congratulates Jim Caruk for winning a 2013 Premier’s Awards in the Technology category!
Jim Caruk 1976 graduate, Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship
Principal, The Caruk Group Construction; Founder, Build-it-Yourself Learning Centres; HGTV Expert; National Ambassador for DEWALT, Stanley, & Bostitch Tools
Master contractor Jim Caruk has taken his training as a sheet metal worker to extraordinary heights. With two successful HGTV series, Real Renos and Builder Boss, he is the principal of The Caruk Group construction firm; founder and editor of Renovation Contractor magazine for Canadian contractors; and creator of Build it Yourself Learning Centres, providing professional instruction to home improvement enthusiasts. In 2009, Caruk launched the not-for-profit Renos for Heroes Foundation, providing essential home renovations for Canadian soldiers who lost limbs in battle. An enthusiastic advocate for trades education, Caruk credits his college training as the catalyst for his success.
2013 Nominees Video
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The Premier's Awards is an annual provincial awards program created by the government to recognize the important economic and social contribution college graduates make to Ontario. Award nominees receive a bronze medal and direct a five thousand dollar bursary to the college of their choice.
There are 6 categories and one graduate may be nominated in each category:
- Applied Arts: Creative Arts and Design
- Applied Arts: Community Services
- Health Sciences
- New Graduate