What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is a combinations on on-the-job training and classroom learning that leads to a trade credential, also know as a ticket. Once you complete your apprenticeship and receive your ticket, you are qualified to work in a skilled trade. You can be an apprentice during high school or after you graduate. Apprenticeship training helps you get a Certificate of Qualification, which is accepted across B.C.
About 50 trades also offer an Interprovincial Red Seal, which certifies you to work across Canada.
How do I start?
- Visit the ITA BC website to read the program profile, which describes the work you’ll do and the requirements for your trade
- Find an employer who will hire you and pay for your work while you learn on the job
- Ensure your employer is registered with ITA BC as your sponsor as they will report on your progress
- Register with CNC as an apprentice in the level you need
Who is eligible for Apprenticeship training?
- has an employer or sponsor in their desired field,
- has work experience hours in the trade, or related trade,
- has completed their Level 1 training, or
- is a registered Apprentice with ITA BC.