On February 14, 2022, the new Skilled Trades BC Act was introduced into the legislature which includes a new name for the industry Training Authority as well as an expanded mandate to implement Skilled Trades Certification. The Act received Royal Assent on March 10, 2022 and will go into effect later this year.
The new legislation replaces the Industry Training Authority Act and transforms the Industry Training Authority into SkilledTradesBC. While we continue to operate as ITA for now, we are excited about our upcoming transition to our new name, SkilledTradesBC. We will remain the authority on trades training in B.C. with enhanced and streamlined services to help apprentices navigate training and get access to support.
We will continue working collaboratively with our trades system partners in support of our increased mandate and supporting more British Columbians entering skilled jobs and developing sustainable careers. For the latest updates on Skilled Trades Certification, please visit here.