Upcoming Events

  • November 2, 2017 - Awards of Distinction at RBC Convention Centre

Awards of Distinction

The 11th annual Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg. This awards ceremony and dinner celebrates those that have shared their time and talent to train apprentices, and to raise the profile of apprenticeship and certification in the skilled trades in Manitoba.
Tickets are now available for online purchase!

Call for Nominations

Nominate an employer, journeyperson or instructor who has made an outstanding contribution to Manitoba's apprenticeship and certification system using the following forms:
Send completed nomination forms to:
Nomination deadline: Friday, September 29
Awards of Distinction - Call for Nomination E-Postcard

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship is a great opportunity to increase your recognition in the community and to demonstrate commitment to raising the profile of careers in the skilled trades.
If you or your organization wants to participate as one of our sponsors, download our sponsorship package for details on what options are available.
For more information:
If you need more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, contact

2016 Awards of Distinction Winners
Employer of the Year
Employer of the Year - Urban
  • Rural - McLaughlin GM, Neepawa
  • Urban - Westwood Mechanical, Winnipeg - In photo with Honourable Ian Wishart, Minister of Education and Training
Journeyperson of the Year
Journeyperson of the Year - Rural
  • Rural - Trent Andrews, FWS - In photo with Jan Forster, Assistant Deputy Minister of Advanced Learning and Workforce Development
  • Urban - Rayleen Becker, Hairpleaserz
Instructor of the Year
Instructor of the Year - Rural
  • Lawrence Grimeau, ACC - In photo with Betty McInerney, Apprenticeship and Certification Board Member
Apprenticeship Manitoba welcomed HGTV’s Kate Campbell to deliver an inspiring keynote address.
Kate Campbell
Manitoba’s qualified trades professionals are important to building a strong and healthy economy for Manitoba. The commitment industry and educators make to the apprenticeship and certification system in Manitoba is recognized and celebrated at the Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction gala dinner. This event also acknowledges the support and commitment of the Provincial Advisory Committee and the Apprenticeship and Certification Board members.