Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendars! Apprenticeship Manitoba will be hosting some great events to celebrate excellence in the Apprenticeship and Certification System in 2017.
  • November 2, 2017 - Awards of Distinction at RBC Convention Centre
For more information about these events, contact

Awards of Distinction

The 11th annual Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction gala will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the RBC Convention Centre. 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. It also acknowledges the support and commitment of the Provincial Advisory Committee and the Apprenticeship and Certification Board members.

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. Nominations close on 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 about nominations, sponsorship opportunities, or ticket information please contact Monica Derksen, Event Manager at

And the 2016 Winners are....
The 10th Annual Awards of Distinction Gala Dinner was held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the RBC Convention Centre.
Nomination for Employer of the Year, Journeyperson of the Year and Instructor of the Year were completed in early November and the Awards of Distinction winners are:
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 Foster, 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 Manitoba Apprenticeship training system is recognized and celebrated at the Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction gala dinner. This event also acknowledges the valued support and commitment of the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Board. Next year’s event will be held on November 9th, 2017, check our website for nomination forms and information on nominating an instructor, journeyperson, or employer of the year.