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The nomination period is extended to June 30, 2020. We will update this page as more information becomes available.

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Nomination status: Open until June 30, 2020
Ministry responsible: Advanced Education


The Alberta Trades Hall of Fame recognizes and honours people who've demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to their trade, and who've advanced apprenticeship and industry training in Alberta.

Albertans are encouraged to consider nominating someone who has made a lasting impact in the skilled trades. The inaugural inductees will be named in late spring.

Skilled trades professionals and apprenticeship educators help build our great province and communities. We're investing in Alberta's future by supporting apprenticeship and skilled trades education as part of our Skills for Jobs agenda.

Eligibility criteria

Alberta Trades Hall of Fame nominations will be assessed according to the following criteria and characteristics.

Mandatory criteria:

  • must show significant involvement in the education, training and/or advancement of skilled trades and apprenticeship in Alberta
  • must have made defining contribution to the skilled trades and apprenticeship in Alberta
  • must demonstrate exemplary personal characteristics

Recipients may demonstrate a significant commitment to:

  • the promotion and improvement of the skilled trades and apprenticeship in their community and Alberta
  • 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 leading to a respected career option
  • championing and/or improving access to apprenticeship for youth, women, Indigenous peoples or any other underrepresented groups in Alberta

Make a nomination

Nominate someone who has made a lasting impact in the skilled trades or apprenticeship education by June 30, 2020.

After you apply

Selection process:

  • nominations will be assessed by a selection committee based on the eligibility criteria
  • 3 to 5 nominees will be selected for induction
  • the Minister of Advanced Education will have final approval of the chosen inductees
  • all nomination documents and discussions will be confidential

Induction process:

  • 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 Alberta Trades Hall of Fame website

Skills for Jobs

The Trades Hall of Fame is a key part of our Skills for Jobs agenda to encourage more Albertans to pursue rewarding careers in the trades to meet growing labour market demands.

Celebrating the role of tradespeople and apprenticeship educators in building our province raises the parity of esteem between the trades and other professions.

We believe an apprenticeship education is as valuable as university degree. That’s why we’re increasing funding to ensure the next generation of workers gain the skills they need.



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