2024 Apprentice Awards

The CTMA has always been a supporter of encouraging and inspiring youth to begin their careers in the trades.

The CTMA Education Fund is designed to recognize, support, and provide encouragement to Apprentices & Pre-Apprentices through the Annual Apprentice Awards. This initiative helps increase the awareness and value of skilled trades training that highlights the competitiveness of the tooling & machining industry in Canada.

Nominations are now closed! Thank you for all your nominations and good luck to your apprentices!

What will apprentices receive?

  • Apprentices could receive an award of up to $1,000
  • Pre-Apprentices could receive an award of up to $500
  • Plus: Tools, training packages, and other trade-related items (subject to the level of sponsorship received)

Sponsorships Available!

Help support & encourage skilled trades

Your generous support will help us continue to provide these hardworking individuals the recognition they deserve, while also provide the tools and funds to help prepare them for their careers within our industry.


CTMA Education Fund

The CTMA Education Fund in Honour of George H. Shaffer and Michael G. Solcz Sr., was established in 1994 to support and encourage apprenticeship and skilled trades training—something that has always been a passion of theirs. George Shaffer and Michael Solcz Sr. were founding members of the CTMA, and both served as President in the early years of the Association.