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.

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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


  • Each award will be the subject of a dedicated TAC webinar, where all finalists will present their initiatives. Detailed award applications will also be published through the TAC Library online catalogue.
  • Detailed applications become the property of TAC, which may publish and/or distribute them.
  • 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

2020 British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Highway Maintenance Contract Training Course


Urban Systems Ltd.
Bicycle Facilities Design Course


British Columbia Institute of Technology
Virtual Automotive Engine


Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Project Management Boot Camps


Ontario Good Roads Association
Municipal Asset Management Certification Program


Journey to Achieve Energy Awareness


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


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


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


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


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

Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Smart About Salt


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


Ontario Good Roads Association
Snow School