Yesterday, Minister of Advanced Education Demetrios Nicolaides announced exciting changes to Alberta’s Apprenticeship and Industry Training scholarships program. The new High School Apprenticeship Scholarship program triples the amount of funding available to $1.5 million, providing more students with access to the awards. The program, created as part of the government’s Skills for Jobs plan, is focused on increasing youth’s access to and interest in pursuing an apprenticeship post-secondary education.
The program offers students two scholarships:
- The High School Apprenticeship Scholarship https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/financial-assistance/scholarships/high_school_apprenticeship_scholarships/ replaces the previous Registered Apprenticeship Program/Career and Technology Studies scholarships. Valued at $1,000 each, the High School Apprenticeship Scholarship recognizes the achievements of Alberta high school students who have successfully completed either the Registered Apprenticeship Program or Career and Technology Studies scholarships apprenticeship pathways.
- The High School Apprenticeship Scholarship – Bright Future https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/financial-assistance/scholarships/high_school_apprenticeship_scholarships/, valued at $2,000 each, recognizes the achievements of high school students who successfully completed both the Registered Apprenticeship Program and Career and Technology Studies apprenticeship pathways.
The scholarships will be awarded to registered apprentices in the year they graduate from high school. These new scholarships will triple the capacity of the apprenticeship scholarship program, rewarding more high school students who have completed the required courses.
What does this mean for the scholarship associated with your donation? A simple name change will replace “RAP” with “High School Apprenticeship” in the name of the scholarship. We have also implemented a fully automated procedure, eliminating the need for paper applications and manual processing. Other criteria will stay the same at this time.
If you have questions or concerns with these new scholarships, please contact Melanie White, Recognition and Retention Supports Coordinator at 780-422-4472 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support of Alberta’s apprenticeship and industry training program.