School of Trades and Technology

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We offer foundation and apprenticeship training backed by the SkilledTradesBC, as well as career-oriented degrees, diplomas and certificates, and upgrading through continuing studies courses.

Our experienced Red Seal instructors provide the highest quality instruction using state-of-the-art training equipment and facilities, and programming is responsive to meet shifting industry trends.

Hands-on training will prepare you for an in-demand and rewarding career, and you’ll earn while you learn as a paid apprentice. Get more out of your education with TRU’s industry connections and collaborative projects, and discover a professional network in your chosen trade.

If you are interested to learn more about our programs, join us for a free information session. TRU’s Trades and Tech Thursdays will give you the chance to ask questions and find out all your trades and technology options.

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Trades Programs

The School of Trades and Technology offers foundation and apprenticeship training in 20 trades backed by the SkilledTradesBC. You can also choose from career-oriented degrees, diplomas and certificates.

All trades programs.

Foundation programs give you the basic entry-level skills you need to start working in a trade and prepare for apprenticeship.

As you gain experience with an employer, you can become a certified tradesperson with work-based and technical training.

Many trades, known as the Red Seal trades, have nationally recognized certification standards. The credentials of a certified tradesperson who has successfully earned a Red Seal ticket are recognized across Canada.

Career-oriented degrees, diplomas and certificates.

Community Education and Workforce Development

Upgrade your current training with a wide variety of Community Education and Workforce Development courses.

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