Help support & encourage skilled trades

CTMA Apprentice Awards

The CTMA has always been a supporter of encouraging and inspiring youth to begin their careers in the trades.
Since 1994, the CTMA and its members have recognized, honoured, and provided encouragement to outstanding apprentices and pre-apprentices for the contribution they make to the industry. The CTMA’s Annual Apprentice Awards not only recognizes these individuals, but also increases the awareness and value of skilled trades training, which contributes to an enhanced tooling and machining industry in Canada.


CTMA members are invited to nominate up to three of their outstanding apprentices or pre-apprentices (in any combination) annually for the selection committee’s consideration.

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)

Who is Eligible?

Below are links to the Nomination Invitation, the Rules & Regulations that govern the awards, and the Online Forms for each of your nominations.
In addition to completing the Employer Nomination Form, please ensure each of your nominees completes their own Nominee Personal Summary Form using the link below. Employer Nominations without the Nominee’s Personal Summary will be deemed incomplete.


Help Us Continue These Awards

Your sponsorship makes a difference!


CTMA Member companies are invited to fill out the sponsorship form below or download the 2023 Sponsorship Form (fillable) and send it to Sarah at
Please note: Sponsorships for the High School Awards will be used towards the awards in 2024.


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.