Five Principles

Alberta’s Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board is guided by five principles:

  1. Accessible - Individuals wishing to pursue a career in the designated trades and occupations have access to apprenticeship and industry training.
  2. Funded by All - Apprentices, trainees, employers, and government contribute to the financial cost of training.
  3. Industry-driven - Industry is responsible for setting the standards for training and certification, and for providing on-the-job training and work experience for apprentices and trainees.
  4. Collaborative - All stakeholders (the Board, industry [employers and employees]), the Government of Alberta, junior and senior high schools and technical training providers) work collaboratively to help individuals train and acquire the skills needed to work successfully in the designated trades and occupations.
  5. Integrated – An apprenticeship is a valuable post-secondary education and is part of lifelong learning.