The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training wants to understand how to best implement skilled trades certification for the 10 selected trades. We want to hear from the people who will be impacted. That’s why we are planning to host engagement opportunities across the province in spring and summer of 2021 – to better understand how to best support British Columbians during this change.
We will be consulting with apprentices, trades workers, small to large employers, unions, and Indigenous partners, as well as with people who can share their own experiences as women, new Canadians and other groups that are vital to growing the trades workforce. These conversations will ensure representation for both rural and urban communities.
What kinds of topics could be discussed?
- Potential impacts, barriers, and challenges that workers and businesses could face in a skilled trades environment
- Ways to address these challenges and potential supports for workers and businesses during transition.
- Access to classroom or remote training, taking certification examinations, completing apprenticeship training and receiving/providing quality mentorship.
- Specific questions related to electrical, mechanical and automotive trades.
- Support needs for more apprentices to be able to complete their training.
Engagement took place during spring and summer 2021, and included the following opportunities:
- online survey
- virtual community dialogues and roundtables
- focused discussion groups with Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training leadership and key stakeholders
Separate from this engagement, the Industry Training Authority will be consulting with industry stakeholders to inform next steps on implementation, including legislation, to ensure employers have a voice in shaping a fair and transparent ratios policy. Visit the ITA’s engagement webpage: https://www.itabc.ca/stc
Information in additional languages
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Feedback from the online survey and live sessions will help government to shape the right supports and services to help people working in these 10 trades to successfully transition to skilled trades certification. A summary of all feedback will be available on this website following the public engagement sessions.