The Industry Training Authority (ITA) is the governing body of all apprenticeships in British Columbia and oversees trades training and certification. This link will let you explore a variety of registered trades in BC and to research the ACE IT and SSA “Youth in Trades” programs.
Search for an apprenticeable trade here. Click on the trade to see the “Program Profile”. This gives an overview of the levels associated with that trade and the work-based training hours needed for full credentialing.
The ITA Essential Skills on-line tool allows you to test your math and English foundation skills for a specific trade. It automatically adjusts to your skill level. If you are getting the correct answers, the assessment will automatically give you more challenging questions. The opposite is also true. If you are answering incorrectly, you will get easier questions.
This site will provide detailed information about this inter-provincial certification, including required training and national standards.
This national site provides information on the many skilled trade options available to youth throughout Canada.
This site offers teachers, counsellors, administrators and all other specialist groups in career education with several sources of information regarding the world of work.
This site provides an overview of Skills Canada BC. This is a provincial non-profit organization representing industry, labour, education and government dedicated to promoting and enhancing the value of technical and trade skills among British Columbia’s youth.
This site provides up-to-date labour market information for BC and offers information for >500 career profiles (including overview of career, salary, projected demand). The site also allows you to explore work-related tools/quizzes.
This site offers students the opportunity to search and compare post-secondary programs in BC. Search by interests, subject, institutions etc.
Explore career options, research post-secondary opportunities and review the profiles of hundreds of careers. Listen to multimedia interviews with people in occupations of interest.
Parents, students and educators can explore skills in trades and technologies.
This organization provides support to those in or wanting to begin a career in a hospitality/tourism trade. They are invaluable to those in ACE IT and SSA.