Applications now open for ACTIMS Women in Trades Awards/Bursaries Program

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The ACTIMS Women In Trades Awards/Bursaries Program was created to recognize women who are members of the Canadian Building Trades, and to bring awareness of employment opportunities for women in the skilled trades.

All female members of the Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters and Allied Workers are encouraged to apply.

This annual award/bursaries program provides 3 recipients each with $1,500, for a total of $4,500 in awards:

  • 1 Award Of $1,500 to any woman Journeyman who is part of the Building Trades Unions
  • 2 Bursaries Of $1,500 Each, to be given to TWO Apprentice women who are a part of the Building Trades Unions (Any 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th Year Apprentice)

The Alberta Council of Turnaround Industry Maintenance Stakeholders (ACTIMS) comprises of oilsands owners, heavy industrial maintenance contractors, and labour providers. ACTIMS goal is to ensure that the owner stakeholder’s turnarounds and ongoing maintenance projects are fully staffed with skilled, qualified, experienced, professional tradespeople – including women.

Canadian women in the trades (part of the Building Trades Unions) who demonstrate integrity, excellence, and leadership within the Maintenance/Construction trades industry are eligible to apply for the program.

Applicants must submit a writeup highlighting their commitment to: Integrity within the industry, leadership in the workforce, excellence in their trade and practice workplace safety. They must also submit a letter of recommendation and their journeyman tickets or apprentice book.

For complete application information, including the online application form, please visit the ACTIMS Awards and Bursaries page.

To be eligible, applications and supporting documents must be received no later than April 30, 2022.

If required, support is available to help you complete your application. Please contact Emma Ash, ARCCAW’s Education Coordinator and Apprenticeship Liaison, at or 780-471-3200 ext. 2102.