How Trades Training Works

What Are The Steps?

Choose a Trade:

This site shows training schedules for the public trainers for Trades programs. These are programs which generally are more hands-on programs that for the most part are administered by the Industry Training authority (Apprentice/Foundation). This site shows the schedules for these Trades without going into the detail on the student registration or other administrative processes. Not all BC Trades are listed on this site, just the ones that the consortium partners offer that can be shown live.

Choose a Training Type:

So, we classify these Trades programs under various general types. Apprentice programs are those in which the apprentice is registered with the ITA and is already working. Foundation type refers to entry level training programs for those that are not apprenticed but will in general be given acceptance for Level 1. Technical programs tend to be longer term programs where the apprentice model does not apply. Upgrading type is for those that are in general, for those already working in the Trade and need to brush up on their theory to perhaps challenge Level exam. See further detail below.

Find a Program near you:

The schedules show the lates intakes with dates. By clicking the mail icon in the table, this will send an email to institution of choice and then they can respond directly to the query.

TRADE TRAINING PROGRAM TYPES

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job and in-school training. An employer must sponsor an apprentice, which means that person works and earns a salary, but also takes some time for classroom learning — typically once per year. Successful completion of both components, along with examinations, is required to earn a certificate —AKA “ticket”— to become a certified tradesperson. Most trades take 4=four years to complete, with each year corresponding to a higher-numbered trade level, i.e. 1 through 4. The in-school technical training portion can range from 4 to 10 weeks per year, depending on the trade.

Institution

Red Seal

Arborist Technician (Urban Forestry)

Institution

Red Seal

Gasfitter - Class A

Institution

Red Seal

Heavy Equipment Operator

Institution

Red Seal

Instrumentation and Control Technician

Institution

Red Seal

Ironworker (Generalist)

Institution

Red Seal

Ironworker (Reinforcing)

Institution

Red Seal

Landscape Horticulturist

Institution

Red Seal

Machinist

Institution

Red Seal

Recreation Vehicle Service Technician

Institution

Red Seal

Residential Building Maintenance Worker

Institution

Red Seal

Sprinkler Fitter

Institution

Red Seal

Welder Apprentice

Institution

Red Seal

Saw Filer

Institution

Red Seal

Gasfitter - Class B

Institution

Red Seal

Appliance Service Technician

Institution

Red Seal

Marine Fitter

Institution

Red Seal

Boilermaker

Institution

Red Seal

Marine Mechanical Technician

Institution

Red Seal

Steamfitter/Pipefitter

Institution

Red Seal

Parts and Warehousing (1, 2 & 3)

Institution

Red Seal

Meatcutter

Institution

Red Seal

Motorcycle Technician

Institution

Red Seal

Welder A-B Modular

Institution

Red Seal

Industrial Electrician

Institution

Red Seal

Aircraft Structural Technician

Institution

Red Seal

Professional Cook (Apprentice Entry)

Institution

Red Seal

Construction Craft Worker

Institution

Red Seal

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

Institution

Red Seal

Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Institution

Red Seal

Auto Body and Collision Technician

Institution

Red Seal

Automotive Refinishing Technician

Institution

Red Seal

Baker

Institution

Red Seal

Cabinet Maker (Joiner)

Institution

Red Seal

Diesel Engine Mechanic

Institution

Red Seal

Electrician

Institution

Red Seal

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

Institution

Red Seal

Metal Fabricator (Fitter)

Institution

Red Seal

Automotive Glass Technician

Institution

Red Seal

Carpenter

Institution

Red Seal

Hairstylist

Institution

Red Seal

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

Institution

Red Seal

Plumber

Institution

Red Seal

Sheet Metal Worker

Institution

Red Seal

Transport Trailer Technician

Institution

Red Seal

Truck and Transport Mechanic

Institution

Red Seal

Cook (General)

Institution

Red Seal

Professional Cook (Institution Entry)

Institution

Red Seal

Automotive Service Technician
BCITCommercial Transport Mechanic CQ Refresher (CTMX 0100)Lower Mainland
BCITAutomotive Service Technician 3 CQ Refresher (AUTO 0093)Lower Mainland
BCITAutomotive Service Technician 1 CQ Refresher (AUTO 0091)Lower Mainland
BCITAutomotive Service Technician 2 CQ Refresher (AUTO 0092)Lower Mainland
BCITAutomotive Service Technician IP Refresher (AUTO 0100)Lower Mainland
BCITHeavy Duty Mechanic CQ Refresher (HDMX 0100)Lower Mainland
BCITPlumbing IP Refresher (PPGS 0220)Lower Mainland
BCITCarpentry Certificate of Qualification Refresher (CARP 0100)Lower Mainland
BCITCross Connection Control Recertification Refresher (PPGS 0155)Lower Mainland
Okanagan CollegeAirbrakes Theory and Pre-trip EndorsementSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeCarpentry IP RefresherSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeCanada's Ozone Layer Protection Awareness ProgramSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeCross Connection Control-Backflow Preventer Tester's LicenseSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeCross connection Control-RecertificationSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeCross Connection Control ExamSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeDesignated inspection Facility Operator Course (on-line)Southern Interior
Okanagan CollegeElectrical Code-upgradeSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeElectrical IP RefresherSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeForklift OperationSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeFSR A-B-CSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeFSR LO VoltageSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegePrivate Commercial Vehicle InspectionSouthern Interior
BCITMillwright CQ Refresher (MILL 0101)Lower Mainland
BCITRefrigeration C of Q Refresher (HVAC 0100)Lower Mainland
BCITMachinist CQ Refresher (MACH 0101)Lower Mainland
Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.Welding UpgradingLower Mainland
Selkirk CollegeBC Electrical Code: Home StudySouthern Interior
Selkirk CollegeBC LO Energy Code: Home StudySouthern Interior
Selkirk CollegeCFC/HCFC/HFC/Control for Refrigeration & Air Conditioning IndustrySouthern Interior
Selkirk CollegeConstruction Safety Trainining (CSTS) - OnlineSouthern Interior
Selkirk CollegeForklift Operator CertificationSouthern Interior
Selkirk CollegeRefrigeration Plant Operator: Home StudySouthern Interior
Thompson Rivers UniversityCommercial Vehicle Inspection ProgramSouthern Interior
Thompson Rivers UniversityFSR Preparation Course (A/B/C/B-R/C-R/Continuing Education)Southern Interior
Thompson Rivers UniversityDesignated Inspection Facility CertificationSouthern Interior
Thompson Rivers UniversityProgrammable Logic Controllers - Level 1Southern Interior
Thompson Rivers UniversityProgrammable Logic Controllers - Level 2Southern Interior
Thompson Rivers UniversityWelder Testing and UpgradingSouthern Interior
Thompson Rivers UniversityCommercial Transport Red Seal IP Exam PreparationSouthern Interior
Thompson Rivers UniversityIndustrial Electrician Red Seal IP Exam PreparationSouthern Interior
Thompson Rivers UniversityConstruction Electrician Red Seal IP Exam PreparationSouthern Interior
Thompson Rivers UniversitySteamfitter/Pipefitter Red Seal IP Exam PreparationSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegePlumber IP RefresherSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeProfessional Cook 1 Practical AssessmentSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeProfessional Cook 2 Practical AssessmentSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeProfessional Cook 3 Practical AssessmentSouthern Interior
College of the RockiesAir BrakesSouthern Interior
BCITAutomotive Painter IP Refresher (ABOD 0200)Lower Mainland
BCITAutomotive Service Technician IP Refresher (AUTO 0100)Lower Mainland
BCITAutomotive Service Technician 1 CQ Refresher (AUTO 0091)Lower Mainland
BCITTransport Trailer Technician CQ Refresher (CTMX 0200)Lower Mainland
Thompson Rivers UniversityWelding Red Seal Exam PreparationSouthern Interior
Thompson Rivers UniversityCarpentry IP Exam Preparation CourseSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeBoiler Safety AwarenessSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeElectrical Safety WorkshopSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeGround DisturbanceSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeH2S AliveSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeConfined SpaceSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeFall ProtectionSouthern Interior
Okanagan CollegeWelder Testing and UpgradingSouthern Interior

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