Gold Medalist Nigel Chow
The School of Transportation congratulates Nigel Chow for winning a gold medal at the BC Skills Competition held at the Tradex Center in Abbotsford on April 17. Nigel won the Gold Medal in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer category and will now represent the Province of BC and BCIT at the upcoming National Skills Canada competition being held June 5 – 8 at BC Place in Vancouver.
The BCIT School of Transportation is a North American leader in transportation training, producing the high-quality, job-ready graduates in demand by the aerospace, marine, motive and rail sectors.
Strategically located directly at the Asia Pacific Gateway, the School of Transportation delivers accredited and globally recognized programs tailored to meet the human capital needs of the transportation industry.
Whether you are planning your future as a commercial pilot or a ship's officer, an auto service technician or a commercial transport mechanic, the BCIT School of Transportation is your best choice.
The BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus is a 285,000 square foot facility located at Vancouver International Airport. Purpose-built to provide students with one of the best learning environments in the world, the campus is ideally suited for launching careers in the thriving aerospace industry. Our programs are accredited by Transport Canada, the Canadian Council of Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The Aerospace Technology Campus is the largest provider of human capital resources to the aviation industry in BC, offering accredited programs that prepare graduates for successful careers as aircraft maintenance engineers (avionics and maintenance), gas turbine/jet engine technicians, airport operation specialists and commercial pilots.
In addition, we provide ongoing professional contract and specialty training to the aerospace industry at home and for international partners.
The BCIT Marine Campus is proud to be one of only five institutions across Canada accredited to deliver Marine Nautical and Marine Engineering Cadet programs. Our waterfront campus in North Vancouver provides a truly maritime learning environment and offers students a wide range of courses and programs including Navigation, Marine Engineering, Seamanship and Maritime Security, as well as Nautical Science programs such as the Diploma of Technical Studies (Deck Officer).
We are also the primary provider of accredited professional training for the maritime industry in BC. Our state-of-the-art marine bridge and engine room simulators provide students with an interactive and challenging classroom learning experience and one of the best technical preparations available in Canada for a maritime career.
BCIT also offers students the exciting opportunity to go to sea for six-month periods between academic terms – time that is approved by both Transport Canada (TC) and Maritime Coast Guard Agency UK.
Our motive power offerings provide exceptional training in a variety of land-based transportation disciplines, including automotive service technician, auto collision and refinishing, commercial transport technician, and heavy duty technician.
Demand and compensation for qualified graduates in automotive, heavy equipment, and rail transportation are high and will continue to increase.
We partner regularly with industry to ensure graduates have the most current skills possible. We are a recognized corporate educator with extensive experience developing and tailoring training programs to meet the needs of industry within the Lower Mainland and beyond. Student housing, both long and short term, is available on campus.