AB budget proposes additional $24M to create 3,200 apprenticeship seats

The Government of Alberta has announced its intention to grow apprenticeship opportunities across the province. If its Budget 2024 passed, AB would invest an additional $24M annually over the next three years to create 3,200 apprenticeship seats across 11 postsecondary institutions. This investment would increase the total funding offered through the Apprenticeship Learning Grant to $78M for the 2024-25 academic year. “Investing in apprenticeship education will supply Albertans with in-demand skills, nurture homegrown talent and support our labour market with world-class skilled tradespeople who keep our economy moving,” said AB Minister of Advanced Education Rajan Sawhney.