Training For The Skilled Trades

Emphasizing the province’s commitment to equipping trades with future-focused skills and training.

Trades professionals are the foundation for building the future of BC and they are in demand now more than ever. The StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan is a generational commitment to accelerate talent and skills training throughout the province.
TradeUpBC brings together British Columbia’s post-secondary institutes to help experienced tradespeople and employers stay resilient, adaptable, and inclusive by providing access to microcredentials and professional development offerings. These offerings will assist tradespeople and employers in advancing their careers, strengthening their businesses, creating welcoming worksites for everyone, and ensuring they are prepared for future opportunities.

TradeUpBC is a provincially-funded initiative that connects tradespeople to all BC post-secondary institutes.

Explore your opportunities

The sectors listed below provide information on available programs, courses, and accredited education institution partners across British Columbia and the Yukon. Choose your industry and start planning your future today!

Areas of demand

TradeUpBC has identified seven key areas of demand aimed at supporting certified or experienced trades workers and employers through specialized training programs. The programs offered on the TradeUpBC website are designed to complement apprentice training rather than replace it.

discover your Potential

Currently, offerings are eligible under the StrongerBC future skills grant with more offerings from post secondary partner institutions coming on board every day.

Trades Resources

Success Stories

Real-life stories from tradespeople who benefited.


Success Stories

Real-life stories from tradespeople who benefited

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Success Story
Success Stories

Thedy Joseph


Excel Roofing

We recently conducted an on-site interview with the owner and an operations manager of a local roofing company and got a bird’s eye view of the challenges of running a business and why ongoing skills training and education is so important.

Read Thedy's Story
Success Story
Success Stories

Eric Fry


Agile & Work Integrated Learning, BCIT

We’re excited to share our first ever Success Story with you, and what better way to begin than with this interesting look into one man’s career journey from skilled trades professional to academia.