Two female tradespeople sitting at the back of a truck with supplies.

Equity in the


We aim to foster a trades training system that is welcoming and inclusive of women, Indigenous peoples, youth, and underrepresented groups, by sponsoring training programs for equity-deserving groups to explore and get the support they need to succeed in the skilled trades across B.C.

Training Programs for Underrepresented Groups 

We sponsor various training programs around B.C. tailored for those in underrepresented groups to explore the trades and get support. Paid training, a satisfying, hands-on career, and flexibility are just a few great reasons to consider a career in the skilled trades.  

Find Your


What trade is right for you? Explore the trade programs available in B.C.! 

Andrea Durdle's Story

Victoria pipe trades Instructor Andrea Durdle is passionate about teaching. “There is nothing more rewarding for me than seeing my students succeed and being a mentor for women who are starting a career in the skilled trades. I think it is so important for them to see female trades instructors.”