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.
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.