Apprenticeship


Apprenticeship Opportunities

Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarships

The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Scholarships provide approximately 400 annual Scholarships of $1,000 per year.

The scholarships are designed to recognize the excellence of Alberta apprentices in a trade, and trainees in a designated occupation, and to encourage recipients to complete their apprenticeship or occupational training programs.

For detailed resources about scholarships and awards, visit the Alberta Government Apprenticeship and Industry Training site.

Apprenticeship: Earn While You Learn!
Trade careers have a lot going for the skilled men and women who work in them. Many trades offer the right kind of challenge, as they are highly technical, involve lots of math and sciences, and are changing quickly. A trade career can lead to supervision, management, the professional and business entrepreneurship. Pay rates vary, but are generally very good. The aging workforce means an overall increase in future demand for skilled tradespeople. Employers need people with the right skills!

RAP: for Students - The Registered Apprenticeship Program
Earn credits toward your apprenticeship and your high school diploma - at the same time!

Paid career training before you leave school.

For more information about apprenticeship and the trades in Alberta, visit www.tradesecrets.org or in Calgary call 297-6457.

Dates for next Apprenticeship Training courses:

SAIT (1301 16 AVE NW, CALGARY, AB)
Phone 403-284-7248 or 1-877-284-7248 to register

NAIT (Patricia Campus, 12204 - 149 Street NW, Edmonton)
Painter/Decorator Pamphlet
Period 1 - March 10, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Phone 780-471-6248 or 1-877-333-6248 to register

More Information:
2013 - 2014 Apprenticeship Technical Training Schedule
Apprenticeship Course Outline

Employers:
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum: Return on Investment
Review this document to see why you should be supporting/encouraging your employees on this career path (the first 20 pages are particulary relevant). Involvement creates a healthier industry and benefits everyone overall.


Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
To apply for the grant and review conditions of eligibility, refer to:
HRSDC - www.hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca/apprenticeship
Service Canada - www.servicecanada.gc.ca

Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit
For more information refer to:
http://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/financial-assistance/grants-and-tax-benefits/

Tools Tax Deduction
For tradespeople see: Canada Tradesperson’s Tool Deduction or call 1-866-742-3644 (Service Canada)