About Skilled Trades

A career in trades may realize your dreams and let you accomplish what you’ve always liked to do. Skilled tradespeople construct, implement, operate, maintain and fix structures, products and systems that we depend on every day.

In trades your work may be physical and could take place in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments. It’s a great choice if you enjoy working with tools and technical instruments, are able to figure out new ways of doing things, and have a positive attitude and strong work ethic.

If you’ve decided trades are right for you, the next step is choosing the educational path to get there. BCIT offers trades training in two main ways: through foundation programs where you study at BCIT and seek employment upon graduation, and through apprenticeship training where you are employed in your trade and return to campus periodically for specialized training. For more information on apprenticeship training or if you are already an apprentice, visit key contacts.

Visit the Schools

To learn more about what it's like to be studying trades & apprenticeship at BCIT or to check out biographies of our faculty and research projects in the field, visit the following schools through which trades & apprenticeship programs are offered: