Recognizing Excellence in Alberta Industry
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
The Top Apprentice Award recognizes Alberta apprentices who have demonstrated a level of skill and dedication to their trade that puts them a step above their peers.
- Chairperson’s Award of Excellence
The Chairperson’s Award of Excellence recognizes those who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to their trade or occupation, and to apprenticeship and industry training generally, through outstanding service as a member of the industry advisory system.
- Top Employer Award
The Top Employer 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
The Top Employer of Indigenous Apprentices Award also recognizes outstanding employers.
- Top Instructor Award
The Top Instructor Award recognizes exceptional instructors. Two awards are presented annually – one each for the north and south regions of Alberta.
- Special Award
The Special Award 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.
- First Period Apprentice Award
The First Period Apprentice Award is a $750 financial award for first year apprentices registered in the Alberta apprenticeship program who are entering first period technical training, on or after August 1st, 2015.
- Apprentice Training Award
The Apprentice Training Award is a $1,000 financial award for registered apprentices who are unemployed in their trade for at least 30 consecutive days immediately prior the start of technical training, on or after August 1st, 2016.