Receiving the Upper Peninsula Apprentice of the Year award recently was Robert Robertson Jr., center, who is shown with award finalists Erik Strom, left, and Brian Bonno. Robertson is an apprentice member of IBEW Local 1070 and Strom and Bonno are from Boilermakers Local 169, Area 4. The awards were presented at the third annual U.P. Apprentice of the Year banquet, which was hosted by the Upper Peninsula Construction Council. There were 22 apprentices nominated by the construction trades that represent construction workers across the U.P.