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Carlyle journeyman recognized for outstanding achievement

Journeyman electrician takes on apprenticeship in plumbing and gas fitting to build on family business.
Jeff Faber achieved the highest mark for the journeyman certification in Saskatchewan for the 2022-23 academic year.

CARLYLE - Jeff Faber began working with his parents Dale and Shelley in 2008.

His brother Devin Faber works with them as well at the family-run business called Faber’s Electric, located in Carlyle.

The business began in 1984 and has grown to 16 employees.

In 2012, Jeff obtained his journeyman’s status as an electrician but he enjoyed this job long before he was certified.

According to his mom Shelley, Jeff began working with his dad Dale at the age of 12, during the summer holidays. It was at this time that he learned about the trade.

With the company installing standby generators, they needed a certified gas fitter. They had to have someone within their own company to do this job.

Devin is the earthworks guy. His job entails hydrovacing and doing the excavating.  It was decided that Jeff would take on the plumbing and gas fitting once he was certified, which required him to go back to school.

Over the past four years, Jeff did his apprenticeship through the company with a journeyman plumber who worked for Faber’s Electric and attended school in Saskatoon for two months in each of these four years.

On Nov. 3 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, with his family and children, Nash and Peyton, in attendance, he was presented with an award on behalf of the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission in recognition of his outstanding achievement in the plumbing trade.

Jeff achieved the highest mark for journeyman certification in all of Saskatchewan for the 2022-23 academic year.

“We are very proud of Jeff,” said Shelley. “We have a fabulous team at Faber’s Electric.”