A showcase for the future of learning at BCIT, the Trades and Technology Complex will create a world-leading, adaptive learning environment for 21st-century trades education.
Anchored by the Concert Properties Centre for Trades and Technology building, the new complex will combine state-of-the-art workshops, simulation lab space, maker space, and a reconfigured works yard to empower students and faculty to collaborate across disciplines and push the boundaries of knowledge — in concert with industry.
Students in BCIT trades and technology programs will soon have access to these innovative training facilities at the Burnaby campus with an investment of $162.6 million in the Trades and Technology Complex, which was jointly announced by the Province of British Columbia and BCIT on February 17, 2022. Read the full news release.
A sustainable catalyst for campus renewal
The Trades and Technology Complex will catalyze the campus renewal plan and feature a new marquee centre at the Canada Way entrance to the Burnaby Campus. It will provide opportunities for daylighting Guichon Creek and create an adaptive, flexible learning environment through leading-edge, energy-efficient, sustainable design.
A real-world learning environment
The revitalized Trades and Technology Complex will build capacity for 700 new full-time student spots annually, alleviating waitlists and ensuring the trades employment needs of the province are not impeded. Leading-edge learning tools and revitalized spaces will foster integrated learning and simulate real-world environments.
Features for advancing education include:
- 4 covered works yard
- Simulation-Based learning areas
- Cross-Disciplinary Sim labs for trades and technology collaboration
- Power Engineering Sim Lab–Kongsberg system
- Welding Simulation Lab
- Industrial Network Sim Lab–industry partnership space
- Media Centre Lab–for distance/ online/ narrowcasting education delivery
- Maker space
- Classrooms, student commons, demonstration, observation, auxiliary and atrium spaces