Success Stories

Indigenous trades people are succeeding in every apprenticed trade in BC, working in high demand jobs and starting businesses.


Kendall is a member of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. She’s a problem-solver who likes a good challenge – whether on the job site or on the ice, playing hockey. Entering the trades was the best decision she’s ever made and the career she’s found is the perfect fit. BC values Metal Fabricators like her because she helps build the communities in which we thrive.


Chelsea is a member of the Tl'etinqox (Anaham) Band, of the Tsilhqot'in (Chilcotin) Nation. As an explorer, she has a passion for charting new territory, whether hiking in the Great Outdoors, or learning new skills in her career. In search of a life filled with passion and fun, she’s proud of what she’s already achieved. BC values Red Seal Machinists like Chelsea because she helps build the communities in which we thrive.


Destyni is from Yaqan Nukiy, near Creston, BC. She’s a devoted mother who works hard to create a promising future for her daughter – one where she can explore the outdoors, take long summer road trips, and discover more of what our beautiful province has to offer. BC values Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians like Destyni because she helps maintain the communities in which we thrive.


Raven is a proud member of the Gitxaala First Nation. She knew at an early age that she loved working with her hands. Naturally, a career in skilled trades found her and she has never looked back. As a single mother of two, Raven is paving the path for her future and the future of the industry with the goal of owning her own company. BC values Plumbers like her because she helps connect the communities in which we thrive.

Devin Cassidy

Rivers Stonechild

Jordan Atlin