Top Instructor Award

Instructors of apprenticeship classes at Alberta technical training institutions impact the success of individual apprentices.

The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board’s Top Instructor Awards provide formal recognition of exceptional instructors. Two awards are presented annually – for the north and south regions of Alberta.

Nomination Information:

Nomination forms for the 2017 - 2018 technical training year are now available. Click here to access the form.

Be sure to complete it fully. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Nomination Deadline: September 1, 2018

Alberta apprentices attending a college or technical institute may nominate an instructor who taught apprenticeship technical training funded by Alberta Advanced Education. This includes instructors teaching theory, shop, or a combination of both.

Nomination Criteria:

A nominee for a Top Instructor Award:

  • performs beyond the requirements of the average instructor;
  • has excellent presentation skills; and
  • is fair, friendly and firm.

Award Presentation:

Top Instructor Awards are presented at the annual Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board Awards.

Past Recipients – Top Instructor Awards:

  • 2017

    • Roger Elder - Electrician Program, Grande Prairie Regional College
    • Elizabeth Kawahara - Landscape Horticulturist Program, Olds College
  • 2016

    • John McKenzie - Steamfitter-Pipefitter Program, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
    • Terry Welch - Electrician Program, Red Deer College
  • 2015

    • Norm Driver - Electrician Program, Grande Prairie Regional College
    • Donna Robbins - Hairstylist Program, Delmar College
  • 2014

    • Kendall Solbak - Electrician Program, NAIT
    • Kevin Soley - Welder Program, Red Deer College
  • 2013

    • Craig Rode - Parts Technician Program, Grande Prairie Regional College
    • Rysen Jordan - Electrician Program, SAIT