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Call for Nominations for inaugural Award for Excellence in Apprenticeship Education

September 16, 2021 | By Anthony Capkun

September 16, 2021 – The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) has launched a Call for Nominations for the inaugural “CCDA Award for Excellence in Apprenticeship Education” award.

This biennial award will recognize apprenticeship educators and training instructors who deliver “innovative and top-quality instructional programming” to apprentices in Red Seal Trades.

The Nominee must be a current or recent staff member of an approved technical training provider in provincial or territorial jurisdictions.

Selection criteria


The nominee has made an outstanding contribution to the promotion, development and/or delivery of apprenticeship technical training in Canada in the following aspects:

• Promotes apprenticeship and trade certification as a means to a successful and productive career.

• Promotes equity, diversity and inclusion in the skilled trades, and works to support and include apprentices from under-represented groups.

• Demonstrates innovation in the development or delivery of apprenticeship technical training programs.

• Supports apprentices in their training as they strive for success.

• Supports students’ achievement towards certification and the Red Seal Endorsement

• Participates in activities that encourage, motivate and promote dedication and passion in a skilled trade.

• Serves as a role model for success for aspiring skilled tradespersons.

• Demonstrates qualities of outstanding leadership in apprenticeship.

Special consideration is given to those with a Red Seal endorsement, but this is not a prerequisite for the award.

Nominations are being accepted right now until October 15, 2021.

To request a Nomination form, contact the CCDA Secretariat at ccdasecretariat@gov.ab.ca.

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