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TAC Educational Achievement Award

This award recognizes a TAC member organization for outstanding contributions in education and/or training through an in-house or external program. Winners have demonstrated one or more noteworthy elements of innovation, demonstrable payoff, widespread recognition, improved skill sets or practices, or have provided a foundation for better business practices.

The submission process is now closed.

Application and Evaluation

TAC member organizations must submit an abstract by November 30 to be considered for the following year’s award. Short-listed finalists will be invited to submit a detailed application (maximum 12 pages) by January 31.

Members of TAC's Workforce Development Council will evaluate applications using the following criteria:

  • Education/training impacts on program participants
  • Innovation in program approach and execution
  • Payoff or benefits achieved
  • Contribution to improved practices, skill sets, and the overall transportation community

Key Dates

  • November 30 – Deadline for abstracts to be considered for next year’s award
  • December 15 – Finalists selected and notified
  • January 31 – Deadline for detailed applications
  • May 1 – Winner announced
  • Fall – Award presented at TAC Conference

Conditions

  • Finalists are expected to present their projects in a technical session at TAC’s annual Conference & Exhibition; presentations will be included in the Conference Papers section of TAC’s website.
  • Detailed applications become the property of TAC, which may publish and/or distribute them.
  • Costs related to TAC Conference attendance are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Submission of an abstract implies that approval from employer(s) and/or client(s) has been received; applications submitted without approval will be deemed non-compliant.

Previous Recipients

2019

Urban Systems Ltd.
Bicycle Facilities Design Course

2018

British Columbia Institute of Technology
Virtual Automotive Engine

2017

Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Project Management Boot Camps

2016

Ontario Good Roads Association
Municipal Asset Management Certification Program

2015

Metrolinx
Journey to Achieve Energy Awareness

2014

Kativik Regional Administration and le ministère des Transports du Québec
Off-Highway Vehicle Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness Campaign in Nunavik, Quebec

2013

Association québécoise des transports (AQTr) and le ministère des Transports du Québec
Management of Implementation of Municipal and Road Infrastructure Works Training Program

2012

Team Canada Alliance for Transportation Teaching
Webinar on Special Topics in Transportation Engineering

2011

Alberta Transportation
Bioengineering and Bio-technical Techniques Training in Streambank Stabilization

2009

Dillon Consulting Limited
The NextGen Initiative & The President's Crew Program

Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Smart About Salt

2008

Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation
Build Manitoba with Us: Building the Infrastructure to a Sustainable Workforce

2007

Ontario Good Roads Association
Snow School