Opening doors to trades training for youth, women (flickr.com)

Media Contacts

Sean Leslie

Communications Director
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
250 893-4403

Nicole Adams

Director of Communications
Industry Training Authority
nadams@itabc.ca
604 364-1039

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Programs support youth and women in trades

Six service providers will receive a total of $12.4 million for two-year contracts to support women and other under-represented groups in the trades to access opportunities for pre-apprenticeship training, apprenticeship services and employment.

The contracts started in September 2019.

Women in Trades Training Programs:

  • BC Construction Association: $1,303,178 for Skilled Trades Employment Program
  • BC Federation of Labour: $2,354,800 for BC Centre for Women in The Trades
  • Camosun College: $1,580,000 for Women in Trades Training Program
  • Excel Career College: $492,525 for Practical Approach to Women in Trades Program
  • Okanagan College: $1,537,492 for Women in Trades Training Program
  • Thompson Rivers University: $740,192 for EmpowerHER: Attract, Recruit, Retain Women in Trades Training Program

Equity Seeking Groups in Trades Training Programs:

  • BC Construction Association: $4.4 million for Skilled Trades Employment Program

Fifty-one school districts and independent schools are receiving a total of $1.37 million for Youth Work in Trades Programs for the 2019-20 school year:

(School district/community/amount):

8 Kootenay Lake: $20,000
19 Revelstoke: $20,000
20 Kootenay-Columbia: $20,000
22 Vernon: $20,000
23 Central Okanagan: $40,000
27 Cariboo-Chilcotin: $20,000
28 Quesnel: $20,000
33 Chilliwack: $30,000
34 Abbotsford: $40,000
35 Langley: $40,000
36 Surrey: $40,000
37 Delta: $40,000
38 Richmond: $40,000
39 Vancouver: $40,000
40 New Westminster: $30,000
41 Burnaby: $40,000
42 Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows: $40,000
43 Coquitlam: $40,000
45 West Vancouver: $30,000
46 Sunshine Coast: $20,000
47 Powell River: $20,000
48 Sea to Sky: $20,000
49 Central Coast: $10,000
51 Boundary: $10,000
52 Prince Rupert: $20,000
53 Okanagan Similkameen: $20,000
54 Bulkley Valley: $20,000
57 Prince George: $30,000
58 Nicola-Similkameen: $20,000
59 Peace River South: $20,000
60 Peace River North: $30,000
61 Greater Victoria: $40,000
62 Sooke: $30,000
63 Saanich: $30,000
64 Gulf Islands: $20,000
67 Okanagan Skaha: $20,000
68 Nanaimo Ladysmith: $30,000
69 Qualicum: $20,000
70 Alberni: $20,000
71 Comox Valley: $30,000
72 Campbell River: $20,000
73 Kamloops/Thompson: $30,000
75 Mission: $30,000
78 Fraser-Cascade: $20,000
79 Cowichan Valley: $30,000
81 Fort Nelson: $20,000
82 Coast Mountains: $20,000
83 North Okanagan-Shuswap: $30,000
84 Vancouver Island West: $10,000
85 Vancouver Island North: $20,000
91 Nechako Lakes: $10,000

Independent schools: $40,000