How Trades Training Works

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This site lists up-to-date training schedules from BC's public post-secondary institutions for skilled-trade programs. Most programs —Apprentice, Foundation, and Youth— are administered by BC's Industry Training Authority (ITA). Not all trade programs are listed however; only the ones that the consortium partners offer which can be shown live.

Choose a Training Type:

Programs are classified by their training model. Select amongst the various PROGRAM TYPES below to view their full description.

Find a Program near you:

Program schedules list the latest offerings with dates. Select the letter-mail icon adjacent to the program of your choice to send an e-mail directly to the institution so that they can respond to your query.

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. Programs that are indicated as RED SEAL involve a further examination that can provide a Canada-wide designation of proficiency in the associated trade.

Program Name

Red Seal

Aircraft Structural Technician

Program Name

Red Seal

Appliance Service Technician

Program Name

Red Seal

Arborist Technician (Urban Forestry)

Program Name

Red Seal

Auto Body and Collision Technician

Program Name

Red Seal

Automotive Glass Technician

Program Name

Red Seal

Automotive Refinishing Prep. Technician

Program Name

Red Seal

Automotive Refinishing Technician

Program Name

Red Seal

Automotive Service Technician

Program Name

Red Seal

Baker

Program Name

Red Seal

Boilermaker

Program Name

Red Seal

Cabinet Maker (Joiner)

Program Name

Red Seal

Carpenter

Program Name

Red Seal

Construction Craft Worker

Program Name

Red Seal

Cook (General)

Program Name

Red Seal

Diesel Engine Mechanic

Program Name

Red Seal

Electrician

Program Name

Red Seal

Gasfitter - Class B

Program Name

Red Seal

Hairstylist

Program Name

Red Seal

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

Program Name

Red Seal

Heavy Equipment Operator

Program Name

Red Seal

Industrial Electrician

Program Name

Red Seal

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

Program Name

Red Seal

Instrumentation and Control Technician

Program Name

Red Seal

Ironworker (Generalist)

Program Name

Red Seal

Ironworker (Reinforcing)

Program Name

Red Seal

Landscape Horticulturist

Program Name

Red Seal

Machinist

Program Name

Red Seal

Marine Fitter

Program Name

Red Seal

Marine Mechanical Technician

Program Name

Red Seal

Meatcutter

Program Name

Red Seal

Metal Fabricator (Fitter)

Program Name

Red Seal

Motorcycle Technician

Program Name

Red Seal

Parts and Warehousing (1, 2 & 3)

Program Name

Red Seal

Plumber

Program Name

Red Seal

Professional Cook (Apprentice Entry)

Program Name

Red Seal

Professional Cook (Institution Entry)

Program Name

Red Seal

Recreation Vehicle Service Technician

Program Name

Red Seal

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

Program Name

Red Seal

Residential Building Maintenance Worker

Program Name

Red Seal

Saw Filer

Program Name

Red Seal

Sheet Metal Worker

Program Name

Red Seal

Sprinkler Fitter

Program Name

Red Seal

Steamfitter/Pipefitter

Program Name

Red Seal

Transport Trailer Technician

Program Name

Red Seal

Truck and Transport Mechanic

Program Name

Red Seal

Welder A-B Modular

Program Name

Red Seal

Welder Apprentice

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