Stakeholder Engagement and Advice to the Board

Alberta’s apprenticeship system is a partnership between employers and industry, government, post-secondary institutions, and individual apprentices. A strength of the system is the extensive role of industry and practitioners in contributing to certification standards and the value of applying those standards consistently across the province.

Between June and October 2021, two rounds of engagement activities were conducted with a variety of system partners to support understanding of the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act and to inform development of the regulations. These activities consisted of online surveys, focus groups, in-depth interviews and workbook submissions.

One of the first tasks of the new Alberta Board of Skilled Trades (ABST) is to develop a strategy for industry involvement, including how it will engage with industry to gather input/feedback and leverage expertise. If you have any feedback or questions regarding the ABST or the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act, please email us.

April 2023 Minister Industry Roundtable

On April 18, 2023, the Honourable Kaycee Madu, Minister of Skilled Trades and Professions, held an industry roundtable discussion with industry stakeholders. The session was an opportunity examine and share perspectives on the transformation that has already occurred under the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act and to consider future strategy.

The event included presentations on how our province is modernizing our skilled trades system, workforce opportunities in the skilled trades, and strengthening apprenticeship education, including the role of Period Exams in apprenticeship education. Slides from these presentations can be found in the link below.

Stakeholder Sessions with AIT Leadership

AIT staff leading the implementation of the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act hold regular briefing sessions with industry stakeholders to provide updates about the progress of initiatives and activities related to the new act. 

Email us to receive information about upcoming sessions. 

Slides from past sessions:

Industry Education Series

This series is intended to educate individuals who regularly interact with apprenticeship programming. Sessions will provide a deep dive into the operational details of apprenticeship under the new act. 

  • Upcoming sessions (occurring via Microsoft Teams - email for an invite)
    • June 21 from 10 - 11 a.m. - Attracting Youth to Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades

Past Industry Education Sessions - Slides and Recordings

Alternative Routes to Certification - April 25, 2023

Industry Engagement Mechanisms - March 15, 2023

Industry Pathways - February 15, 2023

Strengthening Mentorship in Apprenticeship - January 18, 2023

Apprentice Eligibility and Application Changes - December 14, 2022

Certificates and Credentials - November 23, 2022

Restricted Activities and Compliance - October 19, 2022

Sponsors and Mentors - September 21, 2022