The WEP Factor Competition + Awards are coming to a city near you!
This winter, we’re shining a light on passion and commitment to excellence in the skilled trades. The WEP Factor Competition Awards feature four categories that recognize individuals and companies who have demonstrated commitment to workforce development and enthusiasm to building a future of excellence related to apprenticeships and the skilled trades in their community. Prizes for each individual winner are valued over $200, including a $150 Amazon gift card and awesome Edge Factor merch!
Whether you’re a student, job-seeker, apprentice, educator, mentor, employer, or a community member in Brantford, Bruce-Grey, Hamilton or Sudbury, you can participate in the WEP Factor Awards.
Check out the WEP Factor Award Categories:
The Reach for Excellence Award
This award goes to one individual per community who demonstrates interest in a future of excellence in the skilled trades through WEP. To be entered to win, individuals need to create a free account or login, then earn their WEP Community Badge by exploring local companies, apprenticeship and skilled trades careers, and completing the WEP activity!
Eligibility: All apprentices, students and/or job seekers who successfully earned their Community Badge.
The Spirit of WEP Award
Nominated by a mentor or community member, the Spirit of WEP will be awarded to one individual per community who has demonstrated an active commitment to pursuing excellence in the skilled trades. Nominate someone you know beginning February 11, 2023.
Eligibility: All apprentices, students and/or job seekers who have been nominated by a mentor, supervisor, teacher, journeyman or community member.
The Leadership Excellence Award
Nominated by a student or mentee, this will be awarded to one individual per community who has demonstrated a fierce commitment to mentoring and training future apprentices and skilled trades professionals. Nominate someone you know beginning February 11, 2023.
Eligibility: All mentors, teachers, supervisors, community leaders, journeymen, and/or guidance counselors who are nominated by a mentee, student, apprentice or employee.
The WEP Trailblazer Award
This award celebrates a company that demonstrates commitment to enhancing apprenticeship pathways in their community, and future-proofing their workforce through participation in WEP. To qualify to win, log in and add Profiles on your Company and/or Apprenticeship Programs to highlight your opportunities.
Eligibility: All companies in Brantford, Bruce-Grey, Hamilton and Sudbury who have actively engaged with WEP.
Get started NOW and enter to WIN!
You can create your free Edge Factor account and earn your Community Badge from January 5 to February 28, 2023 to qualify to win the Reach for Excellence and WEP Trailblazer awards and prizes! Nominations are open for the Spirit of WEP and Leadership Excellence award categories from February 1 to 11, 2023.
Plus, stay tuned for the next phase of the WEP Factor Competition coming up in March, when award winners will get the chance to lead their communities in competing for the ultimate #WEPFactor.
The WorkForce Excellence Program (WEP) is a free digital initiative developed by Edge Factor. An Employment Ontario Program, WEP is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario with support from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development through the Skills Development Fund.
About Edge Factor
Edge Factor’s smart platform and story-driven tools inspire people to explore, prepare, and connect on their career journey. Together with schools, companies, and service providers, we empower learners of all ages to discover careers and get connected to real-world opportunities. Since 2010, Edge Factor has been a leading developer in building interactive e-learning tools for schools, companies, families, and community, workforce and economic development organizations. To learn more about Edge Factor, please visit edgefactor.com.
For more information contact:
Director of Strategic & Business Communications, Sutherland Corporation Ltd.
Vice-President, Edge Factor