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.

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)
    • February 15, 2023 - 10 am to 11 am - Industry Pathways
    • March 15, 2023 - 10 am to 11 am - TBD

Past Sessions - Slides and Recordings

Sponsors and Mentors - September 21, 2022

Restricted Activities and Compliance - October 19, 2022

Certificates and Credentials - November 23, 2022

Apprentice Eligibility and Application Changes - December 14, 2022

Strengthening Mentorship in Apprenticeship - January 18, 2023