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Your Trade, Your Future


Future Ready 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 institutions 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 future ready.

TradeUpBC is a provincially-funded initiative that connects tradespeople to all BC post-secondary institutions. BCIT is providing initial offerings during the implementation period.


Skill development

Earn resume-worthy credentials through short-term skill development offerings, including part-time courses and microcredentials, in six major areas of current demand in the workplace.

Flexible training options

Fit flexible training into your schedule. Offerings are provided through online learning, virtual delivery, in-person, or blended options, including night or weekend classes.

Areas of demand

Changes in Technology

Adapt to new technologies and digitization

Climate Change Impacts

Respond to climate change job and skills impacts

Leadership Skills Development

Learn business, managerial, and leadership skills

Mentorship Training

Build mentorship skills to more effectively supervise apprentices

Inclusive Workplaces

Enhance inclusivity and reconciliation in the workplace

Educator Training

Identify and support pathways to become an educator

Explore your opportunities

Currently, offerings are eligible under the StrongerBC future skills grant and Canadian Colleges for Resilient Recovery.

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