Alberta appoints youth ambassadors in the skilled trades

Alberta’s ministry of advanced education has appointed an Advisory Council of Skilled Trades Youth Ambassadors (STYA) to encourage more students to pursue a career in the skilled trades.

The 12 ambassadors, between the ages of 18 and 31, each represent a different trade sector, and were nominated by their post-secondary institutions based on their performance in their apprenticeship path. Ambassadors will serve a six-month term, during which they’ll help promote the skilled trades, and provide feedback to the government on ways to support apprentices and journeypersons, and other issues affecting the skilled trades.

“Alberta’s young adults have so much to offer our growing province. The advice of young apprentices and journeypersons will give us valuable insight as we look for more ways to grow and promote the skilled trades,” said Rajan Sawhney, minister of advanced education. “I look forward to this exciting opportunity to collaborate with a strong group of ambassadors.”

Click here to view the first group of ambassadors.

Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education

 

 

 

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