Government of Alberta recently invested $1.5 million in the Apprentice Training Award to assist 1,500 unemployed apprentices. The award provides $1,000 to offset the costs with regards to technical training. The last grants were awarded in the fall of last year. However, due to the success of the program, by March 31, the government is providing financial assistance for up to 1,000 more apprentices.
“In a tough economy, the Apprentice Training Award is making life more affordable for everyday Albertan’s who want to resume technical training while they are on the path back to work. This program allows Alberta’s apprentices to continue their training so they can get good jobs as Alberta’s economy grows and diversifies.” – Marlin Schmidt, Minister, Advanced Education
Thanks to the Government of Canada and provincial and territorial governments across Canada, your company may be eligible to receive a rebate of up to 66% (or more) of eligible costs from the Canada Job Grant for Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt, and Master Black Belt training through GO Productivity.
Find out more about the apprenticeship grant here.