Our first Strategic Plan as SkilledTradesBC offered us the opportunity to build on the direction from previous Strategic Plans, while also ensuring we serve the future needs of our community including supporting the tens of thousands of job openings in the skilled trades facing our province in the next decade. We also considered how to ensure the plan reflects the needs of our community around responsiveness to climate change, commitment to Truth and Reconciliation as well as championing equity, diversity and inclusion.
We didn’t build this plan alone. We had conversations with apprentices, employees, partners, stakeholders and community members including industry, training providers, Indigenous groups, unions and associations who all play a pivotal role in ensuring our vision and plan are successful.
Finally, our Strategic Plan was built with direction fromthe Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills, to ensure it serves our mandate from the Minister and meets government’s areas of focus, while also providing flexibility to evolve as our province and community continue to in the short and long term.
An inclusive, world-class skilled trades workforce that meets the needs of British Columbians.
Our goals define what success looks like and bring our strategy to life. They outline the specific work we will undertake in pursuit of our vision and include key strategies that will ensure we can achieve our goals. As a data-driven organization, SkilledTradesBC will continue to measure these goals through our regular reporting as part of our annual Service Plan reporting. This ensures we are accountable to our mandate – and ultimately – British Columbians.
Skilled trades are resilient, adaptive and a valued career of choice.
We will focus on strengthening our partnerships on the journey towards Truth and Reconciliation.
Our skilled trades workforce better reflects B.C.’s people and communities
Our customers and clients value us for the service we provide as leaders in the skilled trades.
We have the right talent, tools and technology to meet the needs of our system and clients.
Our values support who we are as an organization and what our SkilledTradesBC team commits to in support of our vision. They reflect how we do our work as a people-centric organization and how we work with our partners to deliver our plan.
We value, recognize and support the rights of all individuals to be accepted, feel like they belong and have their differences celebrated.
We value relationships that build trust, safety, and wellbeing amongst the communities we serve and our colleagues. We have deep regard for the feelings, wishes, rights and traditions of all people.
We strive for excellence through innovation, teamwork, superior service and continuous improvement to deliver the best experience to our customers, partners and communities.
We learn new skills and implement new ideas. We work with partners to advance best practices to lead and grow the skilled trades in B.C.
We are purposeful in actively listening to and working with our partners through open and transparent engagement to achieve our shared goals and vision.
Tea Creek Farms
SkilledTradesBC is committed to building meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and increasing accessible opportunities in the skilled trades. We are proud to fund and support community-based training programs like Tea Creek Farms, which directly contributes to achieving Goal 2 and our vision.
Watch this video to learn more about how Tea Creek Farms is training apprentices and developing Indigenous Sovereignty.