Training and Apprenticeship Award

The International Foundation offers an award recognizing innovative jointly managed training and apprenticeship programs. The 2014 Excellence in Apprenticeship Training Award is the only award of its kind.

The award will recognize

  • Overall excellence in a jointly managed training and education program
  • Best practice in recruitment
  • Best practice in apprenticeship retention
  • Best practice in instructor training.

Recipients of the award will be honored at a future International Foundation program.

Fully completed nominations, with training program details for the 2014 program are being accepted through June 1, 2014.  For more information, call Bryan Zoran at (262) 373-7713.

Deadline for applications is June 1, 2014.

Award Application-US Award [PDF]
Award Application-Canadian Award [PDF]

Past Winners of Excellence in Apprenticeship Training Award

2012

  • Overall Excellence in a Jointly Managed Training and Education ProgramDon R. Davis, Executive Director, Electrical Training Institute, Los Angeles County Electrical JATC
  • Best Practices in Instructor Training and Education Program—Robert W. Swegle, Training Director, Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters JATC
  • Best Practices in Apprentice Retention—Mark E. Fuchs, Coordinator, St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program

2010

  • Overall Excellence in Jointly Managed Training and Education Program—Daniel Sperberg, Training Director, Wisconsin Operating Engineers Skill Improvement & Apprenticeship Fund

2008

  • Best Practice Category of Instructor Training—Richard O’ Connor, Training Coordinator, Plumbers’ Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Local 130, U.A.
  • Best Practice Category of Apprentice Retention—Mark Gonzalez, Director, Northern California Cement Masons Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
  • Best Practice Category of Apprentice Retention—Jack Hettwer, Coordinator, Minneapolis Plumbers Joint Journeyman and Apprentice Training Committee
  • Best Practice Category of Apprentice Retention—John Drozdek, Assistant Director, Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice and Training Program