Women in Trades Training

This is an initiative co-funded by the federal and provincial governments and sponsored by SkilledTradesBC.

It assists women:

  • To become ready for trades employment
  • To register as an apprentice, or
  • To gain a credential in a SkilledTradesBC program

SkilledTradesBC is supporting women in BC to find rewarding careers in the trades through a number of programs and initiatives that help them find their perfect fit.

The initiative geared towards women who are unemployed or under-employed. All ages, backgrounds and skill levels are welcome to apply to the SkilledTradesBC Women in Trades Training initiative. No previous experience in the trades is required, but women who have trades experience may be able to skip introductory or exploration programs and be streamlined into pre-apprenticeship programs. They can also opt to take a challenge exam which, if they are successful, will give them industry recognition for their existing skills, and if they have advanced skills and experience, they may be able to find a level-one apprenticeship without taking the exam. For more information, visit SkilledTradesBC Women in Trades.

View videos from women who have gone through the Women In Trades Training program to get an idea of the supports and career options that could lie ahead.

Please connect with Women in Trades, TRU via email at witt@tru.ca or 778-471-8365