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John Aldred Ambassador Award

John Aldred Ambassadorship Award of Excellence

Nominations requested by: April 20, 2018

The John Aldred Ambassadorship Award of Excellence was created by CAREERS: The Next Generation  to recognize Albertans that are exemplary promoters and ambassadors for CAREERS’ mission and programs for youth.

If you have seen or worked with an outstanding Albertan that you feel should be recognized for their contributions to:

  • youth in the trades,
  • education,
  • promoting CAREERS programs, and
  • providing employment opportunities for youth,

please send in a nomination today!

Award to be presented at the 2018 RAP and CTS Scholarship Celebration, November 16, 2018

Download the Nomination package 

CAREERS: The Next Generation and its industry partners create opportunities for motivated high school students to experience internships in trades, technologies and health care; and this could not be done without the help of Ambassadors. These individuals advocate for youth in the trades and development of CAREERS programs within their own organizations.

The John Aldred Ambassadorship Award is named for John Aldred, a local entrepreneur who started his career as a heavy equipment technician, and went on to form the leading Canadian supplier to the global oil and gas production industry. He was also the founder of the Cadmus Foundation that works to further the development of the trades and education. John served CAREERS as a board director, a role model, and was a great ambassador for our cause. He truly was one of the reasons why CAREERS is where it’s at today. John Aldred, founded Enerflex Systems and led it into one of Alberta's highly successful oil and gas industry suppliers.   In 2011 John was inducted into the Calgary Business Hall of Fame. John Aldred passed away March 2016. His family is notified of award recipients and presentation.

Download the Nomination package 

 Previous Recipients include: 

  • John Aldred, Enerflex Systems (2008)
  • Michael Colborne, Pacific Western Transportation Services (2011)
  • Paul Storwick, President & COO, Greatwest Kenworth (2012)
  • George VanDorp, VP Operations, Quinn Contracting  (2013)
  • Kara Flynn, Syncrude (2017)