Edmonton, ON — There’s still a few days left to nominate a tradesperson to the Alberta Trades Hall of Fame. Every year the provincial government recognizes Albertans who have made “exceptional contributions to advancing the skilled trades or apprenticeship education” to the Alberta Trades Hall of Fame. Three to five nominees will be selected for the induction. Nominees will first be assessed by a selection committee based on the eligibility criteria with final approval by the minister of advanced education.
Nominations are accepted throughout the year; however, the deadline to submit nomination packages for this calendar year is June 15. Those that are nominated will be assessed according to set eligibility criteria.
Nominees must show significant involvement in the education, training and/or advancement of skilled trades and apprenticeship, have made defining contributions to the skilled trades and apprenticeship, and demonstrate exemplary personal characteristics.
In addition, recipients may demonstrate a significant commitment to the promotion and improvement of the skilled trades and apprenticeship, mentorship and leadership in supporting apprentices through their apprenticeship to certification, raising the profile of apprenticeship education and the skilled trades, apprenticeship education from within the Alberta post-secondary system by providing apprenticeship classroom education, enhancing perceptions of apprenticeship learning as a valuable form of post-secondary education, and championing and/or improving access to apprenticeship for youth, women, Indigenous peoples or any other underrepresented groups.
An induction ceremony will take place and inductees will be notified by the minister of Alberta advanced education. Each inductee will have a profile and video outlining their achievements created and published on the virtual Alberta Trades Hall of Fame. The 2020 winner profiles are currently still on the Alberta website.
To nominate someone, a nomination form must be completed. Next, all nominations must include at least one letter of support from someone other than the nominator, and additional materials, such as media information related to the nominee’s contribution, will be accepted.
For more information about the award or where to submit nomination packages, please visit https://www.alberta.ca/athof-nomination.aspx.