Dale Reid, a special assistant at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, congratulates Dick Behrends, owner of Behrends Mechanical, after he received an Employer of the Year Award from Deputy Commissioner David Stone, center, at Harborview Elementary School on Friday. Behrends award is titled the "2009 Apprenticeship Award" and is one of six the Labor department gave out this year. Behrends hired one of the first high school-to-apprenticeship candidates that is now installing plumbing for the Harborview remodel.
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