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Nominations being accepted for the Darryl Cruickshank Red Seal Industry Award

The award honours an individual from industry in Canada who has demonstrated inspirational leadership in the apprenticeship of skilled workers.

April 20, 2022   By HPAC Magazine

The national Red Seal program is calling for nominations for the seventh biennial Darryl Cruickshank Red Seal Industry Award, nominations are due by Thursday, April 28.

The award honours the life-long impact of the late Darryl Cruickshank to the Red Seal Program. The award will be presented to an individual from industry in Canada who has demonstrated inspirational leadership in the apprenticeship of skilled workers.

The nominee must be a current or recent member of industry in Canada who is involved in apprenticeship by virtue of their business or organization; and/or their participation in a committee, association or trade group.

Contributions are defined as one or more of the following:

  • promotes apprenticeship training as a means to a successful and productive career
  • promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in the skilled trades and works to support and include apprentices from under-represented groups (e.g. gender and sexual minorities, Indigenous people, racial minorities, newcomers, and people with disabilities)
  • demonstrates innovation in the development or implementation of apprenticeship programs
  • supports apprentices as they strive for success
  • participates in activities that encourage, motivate and promote dedication and passion in a skilled trade
  • serves as a role model for success for aspiring skilled tradespersons
  • demonstrates qualities of outstanding leadership in apprenticeship

Special consideration is given to those with a Red Seal endorsement, but this is not a prerequisite for the award.

To request a nomination form, contact the CCDA Secretariat via email at ccdasecretariat@gov.ab.ca

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