Scholarships & Grants


The NNCA created a Building Capacity fund in 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NWT’s Apprenticeship Program.  This fund resulted in three (3) Apprenticeship Scholarships to support students enrolled in a construction-related apprenticeship program and working for a member company. Fortunately, we have been able to secure sufficient funds each year since to offer three (3) scholarships per year; with a grand total of $13,000 awarded to-date. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making our scholarship program a success.


Apprenticeship Scholarships for the 2016/17 Technical Training year

In recognition of the ongoing nature of technical training, the NNCA offered three (3) Apprenticeship Scholarships, valued at $1500 each, to support the 2016/17 Technical Training year. We are now working on securing donations to support awarding future apprenticeship scholarships.


2016/17 Awards

Miles Neglak-Voss won a 2016 NNCA Apprenticeship Scholarship. Miles is a Carpenter Apprentice with Konge Construction Ltd. and is studying at SAIT.

Brendan Murphy won a 2016 NNCA Apprenticeship Scholarship. Brendan is apprenticing as an Electrician with DT Electric Ltd. and is studying at Aurora College.

John Koyczan won a 2017 NNCA Apprenticeship Scholarship. John is an Apprentice Roofer with Unico Roofing Contractors (NWT) Ltd. and is studying at NAIT.


2015 Awards

Jared Bilenki won a 2015 NNCA Apprenticeship Scholarship. Jared is apprenticing as a Welder with Paul Bros. NEXTreme Inc. and studying at SAIT.

Levi Jones was awarded a 2015 NNCA Apprenticeship Scholarship. Levi is a Carpenter Apprentice with Clark Builders and is pursuing his studies at Aurora College.

Axel Wilcox also won a 2015 NNCA Apprenticeship Scholarship. Axel is apprenticing as a Plumber and Gas Fitter with Jago Services Inc. and is studying at SAIT.


2014 Awards

Masaya Koyanagi won the Peter Buchanan Memorial Apprenticeship Scholarship in 2014.  Masaya is a Sprinkler System Installer Apprentice studying at Red Deer College and apprenticing with Fire Prevention Services Ltd.

Derek Bednarek won one of the NNCA Apprenticeship Scholarships in 2014.  Derek is a Welding Apprentice with King Manufacturing and studying at the Northern Lakes College.

William Scott won a 2014 NNCA Apprenticeship Scholarship.  Will is apprenticing as a carpenter with Konge Construction and studying at Aurora College.



The Federal Government offers grants to registered apprentices to support pursuing a career in a Red Seal designated trade.

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant provides financial support to registered apprentices in a Red Seal Trade.

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant is grant available to registered apprentices who have successfully completed their apprenticeship training and obtained their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal Trade.

Eligible apprentices can receive up to $4,000 in federal grants to support their trade training.