Editorial: Bring me to your future leaders
The Top 10 Under 40 program is back for 2019!
By Andrew Snook
From British Columbia and The Yukon to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Rock to Road is searching Canada’s aggregates and roadbuilding sectors for the best and brightest young workers in the industry.
Building on the success of last year’s contest, which recognized 10 outstanding individuals who had made significant contributions to the industry before their 40th birthdays, this year’s contest will acknowledge another 10 additional individuals from across Canada. This year’s Top 10 Under 40 will involve anyone who was under the age of 40 as of December 31, 2018. Nominees can come from anyone who is involved in Canada’s rock to road industry, including business owners and management within all aspects of the roadbuilding and aggregate industries, equipment operators, technicians, trainers, industry association employees and researchers.
WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR NOMINATING SOMEONE FOR TOP 10 UNDER 40?
Here are the guidelines to the Top 10 Under 40 contest:
- Nominees must be younger than 40 before December 2018.
- Nominees must either be working in Canada or of Canadian nationality.
- Nominations are due March 3, 2019.
DOES THE NOMINEE HAVE TO BE CANADIAN?
No. The nominee can be of any nationality, but must be employed in Canada. We also encourage the nominations of Canadians working outside of the country.
WHO IS QUALIFIED TO NOMINATE SOMEONE?
Nominators can include advisors, supervisors, coworkers, or colleagues familiar with the nominee’s work and character.
WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION SHOULD BE INCLUDED ABOUT THE NOMINEE?
Potential information to submit about the nominee can include (but is not exclusive to): Projects or initiatives the individual is or has been involved in; results from past projects; day-to-day job responsibilities; workplace initiatives outside of regular job duties; and community
IS A SECONDARY REFERENCE FOR THE NOMINEE REQUIRED?
No. However, the nomination form includes fields for a secondary reference, which is suggested to include. Nominations close on March 3, 2019, so don’t delay, get those nominations in and help recognize the industry’s up-and-comers. All nominees that are selected for Rock to Road’s Top 10 Under 40 program will receive a framed certificate recognizing their achievement, and will be featured in the March/April 2019 issue of the magazine. Who knows, one lucky individual might even end up gracing the cover!
STILL HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
For more information on the Top 10 Under 40 program, or how to nominate an individual, visit: www.rocktoroad.com/top-10-under-40. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 289.221.8946.
Good luck to all the nominees. I look forward to reading about the aggregate and roadbuilding industry’s best and brightest again in 2019.