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Every year, the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board recognizes the best of the best of Alberta’s apprentices and employers. Click on the links below to learn more about each award, including the nomination process and past recipients.

Top Apprentice Award

This Award recognizes Alberta apprentices who have demonstrated a level of skill and dedication to their trade that puts them a step above their peers.

Top Employer Award

This Award recognizes exceptional employers. Two awards are presented annually – one each for the North and South regions of Alberta.

Top Employer of Indigenous Apprentices Award

This Award also recognizes outstanding employers.

Top Instructor Award

This Award recognizes exceptional instructors. Two awards are presented annually – one each for the North and South regions of Alberta.

Top Mentor Award

This Award is a prestigious honour granted to trades professionals who have developed ongoing relationships with apprentices in order to transfer knowledge and information relevant to work, career and/or professional development through communication, learning, dialogue and challenge.

Top Presiding Officer Award

Developed in 2019, this Award recognizes and honours individuals who have taken on the role of Presiding Officer in their trades.  Three awards are presented annually – one each for an Occupational Committee, Local Apprenticeship Committee and Provincial Apprenticeship Committee Presiding Officer. (Details pending)

Chairperson’s Award of Excellence

The Chairperson’s Award of Excellence recognizes and honours individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to their trade and to the apprenticeship and industry training system through outstanding service as a member of the industry advisory system. It also recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and dedication to the success of apprentices, and in turn, the success of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training System.

**In 2019 the AIT Board chose to combine two awards (“Chairman’s Award of Excellence” and “Special Recognition Award”) under the “Chairperson’s Award of Excellence”.

Special Award

As of 2019, this award was incorporated into the Chairperson's Award of Excellence.