EB CAREERS: Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board seeks new member

Date Posted: September 06, 2017 - Date Ends: September 25, 2017
September 6, 2017 - The Minister of Advanced Education is currently looking for individuals interested in serving as a member of the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board.

The member will share with other Board members the responsibility to formulate policies that carry out the Board’s mandate under the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act. Members also help ensure the Minister responds to the needs of the Alberta labour market for skilled trades professionals by providing advice and helping develop standards and requirements for training and certification in designated trades and occupations in Alberta.

The role requires a time commitment of three days per month on average, and the member will receive an honorarium, which varies depending on time commitment. The member is appointed for a term of up to three years and may be eligible for reappointment for a second term of the same length.

Skills and Experience Required:
• Leadership - experience inspiring and influencing others, as well as experience in key areas such as strategic planning and risk management.
• Relationship building and community partnerships - experience making strong community connections with diverse stakeholder groups, and experience building consensus and partnerships.
• Governance - experience with board structures and policy governance models, and/or current or previous board or committee experience. A demonstrated understanding of the distinct roles of the Board and management.

Preferred applicants may also demonstrate:
• Experience in the apprenticeship and industry training system, including direct involvement working with apprentices on the job site and/or hiring apprentices.
• Possess certification in a designated trade or occupation.
• Demonstrated collaboration and communication skills within a team environment. Experience with the Industry Committee Network, and a commitment to the continuous improvement of one or more trades is considered an asset.
• Direct involvement with and certification in the construction sector and/or manufacturing trades (e.g. carpenter, heavy equipment technician, machinist, millwright or welder).
• Experience working within the manufacturing or construction industry - commercial, industrial or residential.

The Board has 13 members consisting of a chair and an equal number of employer and employee representatives. It meets at least seven times per year, in addition to board committee meetings and other board business as required. Meetings are generally held in Edmonton, Alberta.

Interested? Please send your cover letter, biography (max 200 words), resume, and two letters of recommendation/support from relevant organizations or associations, and fill out a completed application form. The application must be saved to your PC and upon hitting ‘submit application,’ you will be prompted to upload additional documents.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your completed application form, cover letter, letters of recommendation, biography and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number (474) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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