News Archives

June 4th, 2018
B.C. continues breaking down barriers for former youth in care

June 2nd, 2018
Trades Day at Port Hardy Secondary School

May 15th, 2018
For the Record

May 3rd, 2018
BC Lions players visit Steeples Elementary School

May 2nd, 2018
BC Lions in the House program comes to McKin

April 25th, 2018
Future of Work: The perks of being a trades worker

April 24th, 2018
The future of employment in BC's trades industry

April 6th, 2018
Abbotsford School District awarded $5,000 for trades program

April 5th, 2018
BCIT kicks off Construction and Skilled Trades Month

March 29th, 2018
Maple Ridge, room to grow in innovation and technology

March 16th, 2018
North Island College embarks on $17-million trades facility

February 8th, 2018
Students soar into aerospace careers

February 8th, 2018
More aircraft maintenance spaces at Okanagan College created

February 8th, 2018
Apprenticeship training celebrated through awards

January 24, 2018
Program provides sampling of trades

January 24, 2018
Northern Legendary a finalist for small business award

January 19, 2018
Top 5 finalists announced for the 15th annual Small Business BC Awards

January 10, 2018
ITA: skills to pay the bills

December 2, 2017
Young millwright urges employers to give apprentices a chance

November 29, 2017
Kelowna Electrician apprentice shines light on the importance of skilled trades in BC

November 27, 2017
Business in Vancouver: Grand Villa Casino and Delta Hotels Burnaby

November 16, 2017
Industry Voices: Recognizing apprentices, because we should

November 10, 2017
Get the facts on apprenticeship training in BC

November 7, 2017
North Island College celebrates apprenticeship week

November 5, 2017
High five an apprentice: It's apprenticeship recognition week in BC

October 17, 2017
Industry Voices: Prospering in the construction trades on Vancouver Island North

October 12, 2017
The importance of apprenticeship

October 10, 2017
Nelson chamber mobilizes to promote apprenticeship

October 10, 2017
EZ Rock Radio transcript - Nelson

October 8, 2017
TRU to host trades info session for women

October 3, 2017
Horticulture program gives students a leg up

September 29, 2017
Tri-Cities School District to receive $40K Youth funding

September 29, 2017
Funding for high school apprenticeship programs

September 29, 2017
Added funds allow Langley schools to build upon apprenticeships

September 29, 2017
Delta School Districts to receive $40K for trades programs

September 29, 2017
Sooke School District gets funding for trades

September 29, 2017
Funding for youth work in trades program renewed

September 25, 2017
Fraser-Cascade SD receives $20,000 from ITA

September 25, 2017
High School trades apprenticeship programs receive funding

August 25, 2017
Construction underway on $15M Heavy Mechanical Trades Training facility

August 24, 2017
NIC to add another electrical cohort in Campbell River

August 18, 2017
New trades seats for Okanagan College

July 20, 2017
TransCanada sponsors youth welding camps for western Canadian students

July 5, 2017
Energy at Work

June 30, 2017
Apprenticeship Programs are the building blocks of the Knowledge Economy

June 12, 2017
SkilledTradesBC’s Women in Trades Training program a key tool for women entering the construction trades

May 12, 2017
Ironside Wins SBBC Best Apprentice Training award

April 4, 2017
Government announces funding for trades training equipment in Northeast BC

April 3, 2017
Selkirk College's Pathways to Employment Explores Opportunities

March 21, 2017
Funding for job seekers

March 16, 2017
$115,000 for Maple Ridge trades students

March 16, 2017
Funding for trades training equipment in SD67

March 8, 2017
International Women's Day: Roundhouse Raido

March 8, 2017
International Women's Day: Radio NL Kamloops

March 8, 2017
Industry Voices: The importance of embracing diversity within construction

February 23, 2017
Aboriginal skills fund promotes northern trades training

February 15, 2017
School district recognized for its trades programs

February 8, 2017
Industry Voices: SkilledTradesBC celebrates 150 years of building Canada and looks to the future

January 17, 2017
Qualicum School District honoured with apprenticeship award

January 16, 2017
Qualicum district honoured for commitment to student trades training

December 9, 2016
Province doles out funds for NIC apprenticeship programs

December 8, 2016
School District, businesses recognized for trades training

December 6, 2016
Industry Voices: Your greatest business asset only becomes more valuable when you share it

December 5, 2016
Innovation pilot enhances experience at North Island College

December 5, 2016
Innovation pilot enhances experience at Okanagan College

December 2, 2016
Canada-BC partner to train British Columbians for jobs in northeast BC

November 22nd, 2016
Camosun partners with Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards on new Coastal Skills Initiative

November 19th, 2016
Youth Trades Training Provides Opportunity

November 18th, 2016
SkilledTradesBC Awards SD57

November 15th, 2016
Innovation pilots enhance apprenticeships at Camosun

November 14th, 2016
BC launches trades training pilot programs

November 9th, 2016
Explore in demand careers at Houston Secondary School

November 9th, 2016
SD54 wins award for trade program

November 4th, 2016
Innovation Pilots enhance apprenticeship experience at Camosun College

November 3rd, 2016
Province pumping more money into trades training at Okanagan College

November 3rd, 2016
Province invests over $7M in Okanagan College trades

November 3rd, 2016
More trades money coming to NIC

November 3rd, 2016
$7.44M for trades

November 1st, 2016
Apprenticeship career programs give Richmond students a jumpstart

October 28th, 2016
Camosun gets funding boost for trades training

October 18th, 2016
Province invests $5.2M in trades training at Camosun College

October 13th, 2016
Province announces additional trades training funding in Delta

October 11th, 2016
640 new trades seats for NLC

October 7th, 2016
Province invests $937,000 in trades training for UA Piping Industry College

October 7th, 2016
Province invests $1.18M in trades training at Pacific Vocational College

October 6th, 2016
Industry Voices: Opportunities on the horizon, BC's Top Trades

October 6th, 2016
Selkirk College trades benefit from $1.845M investment

September 22nd, 2016
Youth trades training programs offer more options for BC students

September 20th, 2016
$30M training and technology centre will be built at TRU

September 19th, 2016
Province invests $210K in trades training for power line technicians

September 14th, 2016
Province to fund roofer training

September 6th, 2016
TRU and SD27 collaborate on new house project

August 30th, 2016
Businesses recognized for apprenticeship support

August 25th, 2016
Employers get funding boost for skills training

August 16th, 2016
Province invests $206,000 in trades training in Vancouver

August 11th, 2016
Industry Voices, Partnerships key as BC steps into an innovative trades training future

August 8th, 2016
Harmonization needed for Red Seal apprentices

July 24, 2016
VIU plans to spend provincial money on training equipment

July 22, 2016
Province invests $3M in trades training at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

July 20, 2016
AITT program delivers 30 graduates

July 12, 2016
Answering the call to improve skills

July 11, 2016
Province invests $192,000 in trades training with EJTC

July 8, 2016
Trades program benefits Lax Kw'alaams

June 30, 2016
BC School for Deaf students learn to weld

June 29, 2016
Camp for deaf students sparks interest in the trades

June 29, 2016
High School apprenticeship in Comox Valley

June 22, 2016
Province invests $323,000 in trades training at IUOETA Local 115 Training Association

June 22, 2016
Province invests $18M in trades training at BCIT

June 20, 2016
BC Government invests $18M in BCIT trades training

June 13, 2016
Industry Voices: Powering up women in the construction trades

June 8, 2016
Province invests $7M in Trades Training and highlights partnership with White Spot

May 24, 2016
Why now is the perfect time to pursue a career in trades

May 2, 2016
Students benefit from 754 additional trades-training seats

April 25, 2016
Blueprint second anniversary celebrated with almost $8M for pre-apprenticeship programs

April 21, 2016
Langley firm receives federal jobs funding

April 20, 2016
Trades in need of students

April 14, 2016
Showcasing trades and technology careers at annual provincial skills competition

April 14, 2016
Women carpenters get life-changing opportunities with J&S Reclaimed Wood

April 12, 2016
Help for the unemployed

March 21, 2016
Industry voices: Building a future for youth in trades

March 15, 2016
BC government puts $1.8M towards trades training for women

March 11, 2016
CNC Aboriginal students complete pilot program

March 8, 2016
Celebrating women in trades and technology

March 8, 2016
$9M for Tsimshian skills training, LNG or no LNG

March 2, 2016
Maker Day at Maple Bay Elementary

March 2, 2016
Millwright program gets the green light

March 1, 2016
Amendments to improve the SkilledTradesBC Act

February 29, 2016
Women blaze Red Seal CCW path in BC

February 29, 2016
Okanagan College program helps indigenous students

February 26, 2016
Camosun opens $30M trades centre

February 23, 2016
NVIT teams up with SkilledTradesBC for training in Prince Rupert

February 17, 2016
Filling the skilled trades gap

February 11, 2016
High school students get a head start at NIC

February 6, 2016
Apprenticeship on the rise in BC

January 28, 2016
BC funding strategy helping First Nations members enter LNG and natural resource sectors

January 18, 2016
Trades training gives inmates a hand up

January 13, 2016
Selkirk College offeres experienced cooks Red Seal training

December 10, 2015
Mentorship matters in apprenticeships

November 29, 2015
Mentor makes a difference for apprentice

November 20, 2015
Kamloops Chamber of Commerce becomes apprentice sponsorship partner

November 19, 2015
Employers recognized for helping youth

November 13, 2015
Thanks to employers

November 12, 2015
Roundhouse Radio interview with Gary Herman

November 8, 2015
Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh get boost for skills training

November 1, 2015
Gary Herman: apprenticeship is the core of BC trades

October 31, 2015
Hospital project employment reaches new heights

October 30, 2015
Tour acknowledges role of employers

October 29, 2015
Revving up for a career in trades

September 19, 2015
Abbotsford SD receives $40,000 for Apprenticeship Program

September 19, 2015
Mission SD receives $20,000 for Apprenticeship Program

September 18, 2015
North Okanagan-Shuswap SD receives $30,000 for Apprenticeship Program

September 16, 2015
Comox Valley SD receives $30,000 for Apprenticeship Program

September 16, 2015
Peace River South SD receives $20,000 for Apprenticeship Program

September 15, 2015
Qualicom SD receives $20,000 for Apprenticeship Program

September 15, 2015
Kamloops SD receives $30,000 for Apprenticeship Program

September 5, 2015
Apprenticeship Programs - training the future of skilled trades in BC

August 27, 2015
BC's trades training providers receive over $75M

August 14, 2015
Online Apprentice mobility tool to go live in the fall

August 14, 2015
Grants, loans and scholarships available for trades training

July 28, 2015
Industry Voices: overcoming barriers in apprenticeship

July 20, 2015
Putting new trades equipment in the skilled hands of BC students

July 20, 2015
Selkirk College benefits from BC's Skills for Jobs Blueprint

July 16, 2015
Trades training trailer aims to help remote communities

July 13, 2015
BC's trades training providers receive over $75M

June 26, 2015
Trades Forum BLOG: Trades Training Partnerships

June 22, 2015
Students invited to dip into the trades

June 19, 2015
Industry Voices: Innovation in trades training at Camosun

June 13, 2015
Out of the Ashes: Trades Promotion

June 10, 2015
Training to be ramped up

June 3, 2015
SkilledTradesBC implements recommendations from the McDonald Report

April 27, 2015
Program to fund Aboriginal LNG training

April 27, 2015
More trades training seats for Okanagan College

April 21, 2015
Where are they now: Judy Harris

April 15, 2015
North Vancouver teens learn the tools of the trade

March 26, 2015
Industry Voices: Powering up women in the trades

March 24, 2015
Industrial Update 2015: Apprenticeship Advisor has Chilcotin roots

March 23, 2015
Minister Bond attends SkilledTradesBC meet and greet in Prince George

March 20, 2015
Journey from the rooftops leads to helping apprentices

March 13, 2015
TransCanada funds training programs at college

March 4, 2015
Don't quit that apprenticeship - province's industry training authority urges

February 25, 2015
Hiring now! BC's auto sector is hunting for a new generation of service tech's

February 23, 2015
Trade event focuses on kids

February 19, 2015
Trades program offers look at future

February 19, 2015
Industry Voices: Breaking down skilled trade barriers

February 17, 2015
New SkilledTradesBC advisors starting to build industry connections

February 16, 2015
New construction craft worker program coming to Okanagan College

February 11, 2015
South Fraser Region gains key support for trades training

February 3, 2015
New dean brings 'boots on the ground' experience

February 2, 2015
Apprenticeship Advisor meets local apprentices

January 24, 2015
Conversations that matter: BC on cusp of serious job crunch

January 20, 2015
Vancouver school board touts training for trades

January 20, 2015
What should the BC government's top 2015 economic priorites be?

January 14, 2015
In Terrace, a closed school has a new purpose for trades training

January 13, 2015
Industry Voices: new year, new career?

January 6, 2015
What will be the biggest challenge for industry in 2015?

January 4, 2015
Provincial trades program extended

December 31, 2014
BC Extends training tax credit program

December 30, 2014
2014 Story of the year: critical skills shortage looming

December 23, 2014
Industry weighs in on labour demands for Site C

December 21, 2014
SkilledTradesBC hires apprenticeship advisor

December 9, 2014
BC'S Youth Receive Funding Boost for High School Trades Program

December 4, 2014
BCIT launches program to train for local shipbuilding industry

December 2, 2014
Apprenticeship advisor hired for East Kootenay

Nov 11, 2014
New online program matches apprentices with employers

Nov 7, 2014
New online apprentice job match tool hopes to bridge gap in trades inudstry

Oct 30, 2014
Six-month Blueprint update shows significant progress on re-engineering skills training

Oct 30, 2014
Industry Voices - Mapping a path to change

Oct 29, 2014
Royal Bay the school students built

Oct 28, 2014
Hands on experience for students working and learning on two Sooke worksites

Oct 20, 2014
SkilledTradesBC appoints advisors

Oct 17, 2014
BC People Industry Training Authority

Oct 17, 2014
Key Support for Trades Training now available in Dawson Creek

Sept 30, 2014
Nine Schools newly qualify to provide construction training

Sept 30, 2014
Gary Herman: Trades Man

Sept 18, 2014
Action plan for LNG trades training unveiled

Sept 16, 2014
Trades authority launches training plan for BC's prospective LNG industry

Sept 9, 2014
New SkilledTradesBC boss focusing on trades training

Sept 4, 2014
SkilledTradesBC and Skilled LabourNew resource for trades training

Aug 28, 2014
SkilledTradesBC sharpens focus

Aug 26, 2014
Craft worker gets Red Seal designation

Aug 20, 2014
Getting to know our trades, Errington Cedar Products - Parksville

Aug 11, 2014
SkilledTradesBC releases its four-pillar strategy

Aug 8, 2014
BC readies to train construction craft workers needed for LNG plants

Aug 8, 2014
Alternative apprenticeship system proposed for BC

Aug 1, 2014
Gary Herman named CEO of Industry Training Authority

July 29, 2014
BCIT gets $1.35 million in critical trades funding

July 25, 2014
SkilledTradesBC and BC Lions team up for "Lions in the House"

July 23, 2014
Getting to know our trades, Mearls Machine Works - Kelowna

July 19, 2014
Jobs minister applauds Penticton-are businesses

June 20, 2014
SkilledTradesBC Says Northwest Industrial Activity Means Trades Training Has Never Been More Important

June 20, 2014
Terrace Employers and Apprentices Recognized

May 27, 2014
Trades excellence recognized by Sooke School District

May 27, 2014
Opinion: Right skills in right place at right time

May 21, 2014
New guide shows how to hire and retain female workers

May 12, 2014
Bright future for skilled trades

April 20, 2014
Trades training support comes to valley

April 15, 2014
Training authority aims to link apprentices, companies

April 8, 2014
Trades advisor supports new apprentices

April 3, 2014
Hot Future for Trades

April 3, 2014
Okanagan has a new face in the apprenticeship scene

March 31, 2014
Camosun College is meeting a looming skilled trades shortage

March 14, 2014
Elementary Students Try Their Hand at Trades

January 20, 2014
British Columbia Getting Ready for LNG Workforce

January 12, 2014
North Okanagan Schools Kick Off Pilot Project

January 7, 2014
Highschool Students Opt for ACE IT to Fill Skills Gap

December 30, 2013
Skilled New Canadians Help Address Trades Shortage

November 14, 2013
SkilledTradesBC Launches New Youth Mentorship Program

November 1, 2013
Skilled Workers Needed For BC's Resource Sector

October 17, 2013
Trades industry desperate for women

September 11, 2013
Non-Profit Carpentry Program Celebrates 700 Women Graduates

September 7, 2013
Opportunity abounds in northern BC

September 5, 2013
High school students think trades

September 1, 2013
Are university degrees losing their value?

August 25, 2013
Trading debt for experience

August 8, 2013
Programs helps new Canadians access trades

July 30, 2013
Tradworks Womens Workshop

June, 2013
Tradworks Womens Workshop

June, 2013
Faces of Trades: Gary Regan - Ticket to Opportunity

June, 2013
Faces of Trades: Quang Dang - Ticket to Happiness

June, 2013
Faces of Trades: Rivers Stonechild - Ticket to Chanage

June, 2013
Faces of Trades: Allanah Hjerpe - Ticket to Freedom

June, 2013
Faces of Trades: Alex Hansen - Ticket to Experience

May 31, 2013
Modern trades: Women urged to sign up

May 31, 2013
Awakening interest in trades

May 31, 2013
Job demands often not where workers live

April 2, 2013
Companies Also Need to Step Up

April 2, 2013
From Minimum Wage to a Well Paid Job

April 3, 2013
Get a Taste of the Trades

March 19, 2013
SkilledTradesBC BC targets provincial labour shortage

March 19, 2013
SkilledTradesBC's new COO Gary Herman: Trades Secret

March 12, 2013
SkilledTradesBC holds community dialogue at TRU

February 20, 2013
Young Minds Test Drive the Trades with YES 2 IT

February 13, 2013
Women in Trades Training helps women get into metal fabrication trade

February 8, 2013
Employer Engagement is Key to Apprenticeship

January 23, 2013
SkilledTradesBC Partners with BC Lions

January 16, 2013
Students Told Skilled Trades are in High Demand

December 19, 2012
CNC in Burns Lake Offers Program to Mill Workers

November 29, 2012
Employers and Skills Shortage

September 13, 2012
ACE IT Helps Young Langley Man Dream Big

September 22, 2012
Skilled workers needed for trades

September 23, 2012
BC commits $3.5M to get more women into trades

September 24, 2012
An untapped energy resource

July 28, 2012
New Trades Training Program Aims To Meet Need In Northwest

June 11, 2012
BC takes the lead on Red Seal for heavy equipment operators

May 28, 2012
Human capital sorely needed in BC

November 20, 2013 - Maker Movement Coming to Schools in BC

Maker Days re-claim the human spirits' desire to create, innovate, play and tinker

November 4, 2013 - The New Mentorship Project is Announced

Program supports young apprentices in launching trades careers

Aug 29, 2013 - SkilledTradesBC Announces New Apprenticeship Advisors

Apprenticeship Advisors to be Located Regionally across BC

June 14, 2013 - Former Burns Lake Sawmill Workers Graduate Pre-Apprenticeship Program

LMA-funded program readies workers for employment following 2012 explosion

May 22, 2013 - SkilledTradesBC Awards First Occupational Certificates

New credential will open provincial certification to more industries

March 28, 2013 - Over 1,000 Okanagan Employers Celebrated

More sponsors are still needed

March 8, 2013 - High Number of Women in BC's Skilled Trades

SkilledTradesBC celebrates the rising number of female apprentices in BC.

January 25, 2013 - Over 100 Northwest BC Employers Celebrated in Terrace

More employer sponsors still needed to fulfill BC's potential prosperity.

November 22, 2012 - SkilledTradesBC Contributes Funds to Raise Awareness Among Youth

SkilledTradesBC provides funding to Skills Canada BC for its 2013 Regional Skills Competition for youth, grades 6-10.

September 21, 2012 - SkilledTradesBC Update Report NENAS Open House

New funding and programs in support of Aboriginal people in the trades announced at National Aboriginal Day celebration.

September 20, 2012 - Tradeworks News Release

Funding announced to support women in trades.

June 21, 2012 - News Release - National Aboriginal Day

New funding and programs in support of Aboriginal people in the trades announced at National Aboriginal Day celebration.

April 19, 2012 Joint News Release - Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation/Industry Training Authority

Celebrating a record-breaking year in trades training.

March 8, 2012 - News Release - International Women's Day

The SkilledTradesBC Women in Trades Training initiative marks milestone participant numbers on International Women's Day.

October 31, 2011 - News Release - National Trades Tech Week

Can the province meet the demand for skilled jobs?