Apprenticeship

So, you’re already an apprentice or you’re working in trades and are thinking about becoming an one. First, you, or your employer, need to contact the Industry Training Authority to register as an apprentice. Then, enroll in one of BCIT's many apprenticeship programs. In our apprenticeship programs, you’ll still work full-time for your employer, but you’ll spend part of your time attending technical training at BCIT. You get to earn while you learn! As an electrical apprentice for example, you would attend technical training for 10 weeks per year over a four-year period to complete the training requirements of the apprenticeship. The rest of the time, you would be working on-the-job to obtain the required practical skills. Once your apprenticeship is complete, you’ll be in a great position to obtain Red Seal endorsement – your ticket to working outside of BC in your chosen trade.

Find out more about Apprenticeship

BCIT's Apprenticeship programs:

Trades

Construction

  1. Boilermaker
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  2. Carpentry
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  3. Construction Craft Worker
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  4. Electrical
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  5. Gasfitter - Class B
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  6. Heat and Frost Insulator
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  7. Industrial Electrician
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  8. Ironworker - Reinforcing
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  9. Ironworker Generalist
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  10. Joinery (Cabinetmaker)
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  11. Marine Fitter
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  12. Metal Fabricator
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  13. Plumber
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  14. Sheet Metal
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  15. Steamfitter/Pipefitter
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  16. Welder
    Full-time     Apprenticeship

Electrical/Electronics

  1. Electrical
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  2. Industrial Electrician
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  3. Industrial Instrumentation
    Full-time     Apprenticeship

Mechanical

  1. Machinist
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  2. Millwright
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  3. Refrigeration
    Full-time     Apprenticeship

Transportation

  1. Automotive Technician
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  2. Automotive Technician GM (ASEP)
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  3. Diesel Engine Mechanic
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  4. Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  5. Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  6. Marine Mechanical Technician
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  7. Motor Vehicle Body Repair Technician
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  8. Motorcycle and Power Equipment Mechanic
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  9. Transport Trailer Technician
    Full-time     Apprenticeship
  10. Truck and Transport Mechanic
    Full-time     Apprenticeship