Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

School of Trades and Technology

The School of Trades and Technology offers foundation and apprenticeship training in 20 trades backed by the Industry Training Authority of BC. You can also choose from career-oriented degrees, diplomas and certificates. Upgrade your current training with a wide variety of Continuing Studies courses.

Welder training for Olympics-style event

Andrew Christensen could soon be TRU’s first trades student to medal at the World Skills competition.

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Skills Canada
Skills Canada Competitions

Students show off their skills in everything from spaghetti bridges to welding in regional competitions. Medals are awarded for the best efforts.

truck driver training
Government-sponsored truck driver training

This tuition-free program gets you ready for a job with behind-the-wheel experence.

New! Millwright apprenticeship training

TRU is now offering all levels of industrial mechanic (millwright) apprenticeship. Email Julie Dekowny to register.

2016 Tommie Gold Winner

The TRU School of Trades and Technology has won gold at the Tommie Awards for its ongoing partnership with the Canadian Home Builders Association on the Y Dream House.