Good morning association. Please take note of the following technical training information in response to the Covid-19 pandemic:
The Government of Alberta is taking unprecedented steps as part of an overall strategy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Advanced Education has been working with eleven post-secondary institutions who deliver technical training to determine the best course of action that will help protect the health of apprentices, instructors and staff.
The March-April and May-June intakes for apprenticeship education are cancelled. For now, registration has been disabled so apprentices will not be able to register for any upcoming classes in the May-June time period.
For apprentices who started technical training started on or after March 2, 2020:
Priority will be given to affected apprentices to reschedule for the 2020/21 academic year. (Details will follow in the coming weeks.) Apprenticeship students have been instructed to discuss tuition refund options with their institutions.
For apprentices who started technical training program started before March 2, 2020:
Apprenticeship students have been told to contact their institution on whether or not their technical training will be considered complete or if distance learning will be available. Distance delivery will begin the week of March 23, 2020.
Apprentices who complete the program and are in good academic standing will not be required to challenge the provincial theory or practical examinations.
Counter services and exams are suspended
Until further notice, AIT counter service and exams being written at an AIT office will be suspended. In addition, all practical exams will also be suspended. Reintroduction of these services will be dependent on the development of a plan that protects the health of AIT staff and clients.
How to get in touch with AIT
Services will continue to be provided online through MyTradesecrets and through the AIT Information Line: 1-800-248-4823.
Apprentices are being encouraged to upload and submit documents through their MyTradesecrets account. Any documents that needs to be sent to an AIT office can be uploaded, such as record books, employer letters or transcripts. More information is available here: Tradesecrets.Alberta.ca/upload.
For updates on the Government of Alberta’s actions to protect Albertans and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, visit alberta.ca/covid19. Updates affecting apprenticeship programs will also be posted on Tradesecrets.alberta.ca.
Apprenticeship and Industry Training
Good morning members,
Please note the following changes due to recent events:
- GTA meeting currently scheduled for April 6th, 2020 has been cancelled. More information will be provided when it becomes available.
- PGAA AGM will still occur tomorrow at 9am but only via GoToMeeting. There will not be a meeting held at the Red Deer Construction Association.
Below are the details of the GoToMeeting for your information:
Trevor Whyte / PGAA President
Wed, Mar 18, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (MDT)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
– One-touch: tel:+16474979391,,496418013#
Access Code: 496-418-013
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/496418013
PGAA’s annual golf tournament will be held on Friday August 14th, 2020. Details of event including venue location to be distributed to association members in the near future, stay tuned…
PGAA’s annual general meeting will be held @ 9am on Wednesday March 18th, 2020 at the Red Deer Construction Association: 7471 Edgar Industrial Bend Bay 3, Red Deer Alberta. Association members welcome and encouraged to attend.