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Creating Innovation in Industry

Industry Services is actively working with a number of industry sectors to support sector innovation by developing new courses and programs to meet the current and future needs of companies in the industry. By collaborating with industry leaders we can provide training that fills existing gaps in currently available training programs.

Training Shipbuilders

In 2019, BCIT’s School of Construction in partnership with Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyard, launched the three-week New Marine Construction for Welders course, developed specifically to raise the weld quality level demonstrated by marine welders.  The course prepares both new hire and experienced welders for new construction shipbuilding and ship repair, providing them with a marine-specific set of skills required by employers such as Seaspan.

“Our overall experience with the Industry Services Team has been excellent! We have arranged ATV and Chainsaw Operator courses and I recommend BCIT programs for a number of training areas to our clients.”

Paul Stevenson President, Occupational First Aid and Red Cross First Aid Instructor Trauma Tech

Associate Certificate in Industrial Wood Processing

BCIT’s Associate Certificate in Industrial Wood Processing (IWP) program is a 12-month online program developed through partnerships with Canfor, Interfor, Tolko and West Fraser to address a skills and knowledge gaps that were identified within the North American lumber sector. The program, which piloted in 2018, prepares program graduates with the knowledge, critical thinking and technical skills to advance to supervisory positions within their current organizations. The IWP Associate Certificate program is offered two times per year, beginning in January or June, and is open to new or existing employees in the North American lumber sector who are sponsored by their employer. For more information on the IWP Associate Certificate program, please visit the Industrial Wood Processing program information page, and read more about the first graduates from the IWP Associate Certificate program.

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