Awards

Each year the CAREERS Awards of Excellence recognize and celebrate students, mentors, and Off-campus Coordinators whose passion, knowledge, and mentorship has created a positive impact on the futures of youth in Alberta. These champions are recognized as promising student interns, dedicated industry leaders and innovative Off-campus Coordinators who are making a difference to shape the future workforce.

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AWARDS

CAREERS Awards of Excellence in Trades & Technologies

This award recognizes the outstanding mentors and promising student interns who exemplify professionalism, dedication to safety, and engagement to learning and achieving in one of CAREERS’ pathways. Three students and three mentors will be chosen in this category. Student winners receive a $500 scholarship to continue their training.  

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 STUDENT WINNER: Tyler Weiss

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 MENTOR WINNER: Blair Hassett

Student Recipient Tyler Weiss
Mentor Recipient Blair Hassett

Loraine Anderton Award of Excellence in Health Services

This award recognizes outstanding mentors and promising interns who are pursuing and contributing to dynamic fields within health services. The student winner receives a $500 scholarship.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 STUDENT WINNER: Dakota Morin

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 MENTOR WINNER: Kristi Hines

Student Recipient Dakota Morin
Mentor Recipient Kristi Hines (left)

Hilton Mierau Award of Excellence in Off-Campus Learning

The Hilton Mierau Award of Excellence in Off-campus Learning recognizes an outstanding Off-campus Coordinator that utilizes CAREERS for off-campus success. They inspire students to explore careers, while demonstrating innovation in promoting programs and sharing their vast knowledge of the industries involved in off-campus programming. The recipient can award a $500 scholarship to a deserving student at their school.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 WINNER: Pam Blake

Award Recipient Pam Blake (centre)
Scholarship Recipient Devon Weaver (left)

John Aldred Ambassadorship Award of Excellence

The John Aldred Ambassadorship Award of Excellence recognizes an individual who demonstrates outstanding advocacy for skilled trades education and ambassadorship to the development of youth as skilled trade apprentices in Alberta strengthening the mission and goals of CAREERS.

Eric P. Newell Award of Excellence

The Eric P. Newell Award of Excellence was first introduced in 2006. This award is presented to a dedicated individual who exemplifies outstanding leadership, championship and support of the CAREERS vision and mission – enabling youth on their path to a rewarding career. This award is the highest achievement in the CAREERS organization. It requires the demonstration of extraordinary and commendable leadership and service.

JAMES CARTER INDIGENOUS LEADer award

The James Carter Indigenous Leader Award recognizes an Indigenous-identifying individual connected to CAREERS whose outstanding efforts have made a significant impact on Indigenous youth and their communities. The recipient is a true leader who has gone above and beyond to:

  • Provide career exploration opportunities and reduce barriers for Indigenous youth,
  • Build genuine relationships and strengthen communities through respect, support, and trust, and
  • Advance Indigenous engagement throughout Alberta.

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