Trades & Technologies Training at BC's Post-Secondary Institutions

BC's colleges and universities offer numerous opportunities to train for rewarding careers in trades and technologies. To find the program that is right for you, click the links found below.

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Our Post Secondary Training Partners

BCIT is one of British Columbia’s largest post-secondary institutions, offering practical career credentials that ensure our grads are in demand as technicians, technologists, engineers, tradespeople, entrepreneurs and leaders.

From beautiful Victoria, BC, Camosun is Vancouver Island’s largest provider of trades training, offering foundation and apprenticeship programs as well as Aboriginal in Trades, Women in Trades and high school dual-credit opportunities.

CNC’s trades and technology programs include: automotive technician (mechanics), autobody mechanic, carpentry, electrical, heavy duty mechanics/commercial transport mechanical repair, plumbing, power engineering, professional cook, metal fabrication and welding.

College of the Rockies (COTR) provides classroom, theory and hands-on training in realistic shop / workplace settings at the Foundation and Apprenticeship levels, with Red Seal Certification available for all our Apprenticeships. Click the link to learn more about COTR’s Trades programs.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers leading-edge trades and technology apprenticeship, foundation and technical career programs from its Cloverdale campus.

North Island College (NIC) offers over 900 courses and 70 credit programs in health care, trades, technology, business, fine arts, tourism, and university studies, NIC offers the education and skills training needed for students to reach their goals, with the flexibility and support to make it achievable.

Students at Northern Lights College (NLC) can choose from 15 Apprenticeship/ Foundation trades training or Vocational programs that train workers for high demand jobs in industries in northeast B.C. and across the province.

Northwest Community College offers trades training options at the nine campuses serving 34 communities in the Northwest coastal region from Houston in the East to Haida Gwaii in the West. Students can receive both foundational and apprenticeship levels of training in the trades. 

Okanagan College offers a wide variety of applied educational options including trades and apprenticeship, engineering technologies, university studies, heath care, business, vocational studies and upgrading.

Selkirk College’s trades programs are based out of its Silver King Campus in Nelson and offers Electrical, Carpentry, Welding, Metal Fabrication, Heavy Mechanical, Millwright/Machinist, Fine Woodworking, Plant Operator, Refrigeration Plant Operator, Hairdressing and Esthetics.

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) offers a range of programming including, university preparation, graduate programs, diplomas, apprenticeships, professional certificates, continuing studies and ESL.

University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) offers more than 100 programs, including two master’s degrees, 15 bachelor’s degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 30 subject areas, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs.

Vancouver Community College (VCC) provides applied career programming and skills training to ensure students are well positioned to break new ground in their chosen fields after graduation. VCC welcomes over 22,000 students annually to two campuses Downtown and in East Vancouver.

Vancouver Island University’s programs are designed in response to industry needs, and include welding, carpentry, power engineering, electrician, heavy equipment operator, heavy duty mechanics, culinary arts, and applied business technology. For a full list of trades programs click here.

The goal of Surrey School District schools is to support high-quality learning by offering programs that encourage students to explore a variety of careers. Surrey Career Education Programs are designed to give students an opportunity to examine their interests and develop their skills for occupations that match their abilities.