Winnipeg, MB — The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) announced that Ihor Cap is the recipient of the 2022 Red Seal Award of Excellence. Cap is the program development officer and training standards coordinator at Apprenticeship Manitoba, one of the CCDA’s national offices.
“Ihor has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting skilled trades and apprenticeship throughout his career at Apprenticeship Manitoba over the past 32 years. He has leveraged his knowledge and expertise in the development of technical training standards and examinations across a range of trades,” states the CCDA in a statement.
The Red Seal Award of Excellence is handed out annually to one apprenticeship authority staff member who demonstrates inspiring leadership in developing and promoting apprenticeship and skilled trades certification.
As stated by the CCDA, Cap was the first program development officer to develop standards and curriculum for the Gasfitter A and Gasfitter B trades in Manitoba, both of which subsequently became Red Seal trades.
Most recently, Cap successfully led the implementation of an all-new technical training unit on “Afros and Other Natural Hair Types” within Red Seal Hairstylist technical training in Manitoba that directly promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in the skilled trades adds the CCDA.