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 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 with 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 the British Columbia and the Yukon. Choose your industry and start planning your future today!

Areas of demand

TradeUpBC has identified six 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 and Canadian Colleges for Resilient Recovery, with more offerings from post secondary partner institutions coming on board every day.

Funding & Support

Success Stories

Real-life stories from tradespeople who benefited.


Success Stories

Real-life stories from tradespeople who benefited

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Eric Fry

Associate Dean

Agile & Work Integrated Learning, BCIT

Eric Fry has always loved working with his hands. It was this inclination, along with a keen interest in technology, that would eventually set him on a journey of personal and professional discovery. Along the way he would find his true passion and a surprising new pathway that would dramatically change the course of his career.

Read Eric's Story