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Programs in Indigenous Communities

Current and upcoming
Program Community Date
Carpentry Level 2 Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Jan. 17 to March 11, 2022
Residential Building Maintenance Worker Sampler Xatśēll First Nation and CCATEC Feb. 28
Residential Building Maintenance Worker Level 1 Ulkatcho First Nation April to June 2022
Women in Trades TRU Kamloops March 14 to June 17, 2022
Road Builders Foundation and Heavy Equipment Program Neskonlith Indian Band March 28 to June 3, 2022
Construction Trades Sampler (tentative) Merritt April to June 2022
Residential Building Maintenance Worker – Level 1 (tentative) Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc May to October 2022
Carpentry Foundation (tentative) Canim Lake May to October 2022


Willi Fortier, RSE, Relations Lead

Indigenous Peoples in Trades Training
Office: 250-828-5433 | Mobile: 250-851-1132

Heather Hamilton, MA, Associate Director

Community Education and Workforce Training
Office: 250-371-5658 | Mobile: 250-377-1680

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Funding from the Canada-BC Workforce Development Agreement means TRU can offer trades training to Indigenous students closer to their homes and with needed supports.

Partnerships that support community-based trades training

  • Indigenous Youth Development Canada — Algonquin College
  • Industry Training Authority of BC — Indigenous People in Trades Training
  • FortisBC
Learn more about Indigenous trades funding
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