ITA sponsors a number of community service providers, training providers, and Indigenous communities across BC to deliver trades training and employment programs focused to meeting the needs of vulnerable and under-represented groups in trades occupations, including Women, Indigenous people, and other Equity Seeking groups through funds from the Government of Canada and British Columbia. The programs provide a range of individualized and group services and supports, hands-on trades exploration training, entry level (pre-apprenticeship) technical training, industry certification training, mentorship, job coaching and employment placement services.
Below is a brief description of the Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP). Please contact them as directed to learn more about eligibility for these supports and services.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions
BC Construction Association Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP)
As STEP works with construction industry employers and eligible participants to fill available jobs across BC, this program supports participants in each Region of the province to secure trades related employment by aligning their interest, aptitude and abilities to available job openings in construction occupations that offer advancement to high skilled trade occupations and ITA Apprenticeship registration.
For more resources please visit the Women in Trades Training or Indigenous People in Trades Training programs.