Programs in Indigenous Communities

Current and upcoming
Carpentry Level 2 Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc  
Residential Building Maintenance Worker Sampler Xatśēll First Nation and CCATEC  
Residential Building Maintenance Worker Level 1 Ulkatcho First Nation  
Women in Trades TRU Kamloops  
Road Builders Foundation and Heavy Equipment Program Neskonlith Indian Band  
Construction Trades Sampler (tentative) Merritt  
Residential Building Maintenance Worker – Level 1 (tentative) Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc  
Carpentry Foundation (tentative) Canim Lake  


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