Education and Skills Training

New Act Supports Trades Workers, Apprentices

Skilled tradespeople in British Columbia will benefit from a made-in-B.C. system to support and train apprentices. The Skilled Trades BC Act received royal assent Thursday, March 10, 2022, supporting the crucial work of skilled tradespeople throughout the province. Skilled trades certification will require people to register as an apprentice or be a certified journeyperson to […]

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B.C.’s Economic Plan: Building an Economy That Works for Everyone

The Province is launching a bold, new long-term economic plan that moves British Columbia forward by tackling the challenges of today while growing an economy that works for more people and families. StrongerBC: A Plan for Today, a Vision for Tomorrow builds on B.C.’s strength – its people. The plan sets out to fill one […]

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New Act Supports Good Trades Jobs, Economic Recovery

New legislation to establish a made-in-B.C. system to support and train apprentices and modernize the Crown agency responsible for trades training has been introduced in the legislature. The new Skilled Trades BC Act lays the foundation to address labour shortages, and support and recognize the critical work that skilled tradespeople do in British Columbia. New […]

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Increasing Apprenticeship Training Seats, Supports for Trades Workers

People looking to start or complete an apprenticeship in the trades will have more training seats and supports as British Columbia prepares to implement skilled trades certification. The Province has provided $5 million to the Industry Training Authority (ITA) so that more trades workers can start an apprenticeship or upgrade their skills at recognized post-secondary […]

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Rapid Test Kits Distributed for Symptomatic School Staff

This week, 200,000 rapid antigen test kits are being shipped to the kindergarten-to-Grade 12 (K-12) sector for use by staff, teachers and administrators with symptoms of COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are an additional tool that can be used to support the continuity of learning in schools with the aim to reduce transmission of COVID-19. Rapid […]

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Strong Response to Skilled Trades Certification Consultation

Hundreds of tradespeople and employers have shared their insights about how the Province can implement skilled trades certification to support higher-paying, more stable employment. This feedback has been compiled into the What We Heard reports, which are available online. Strong Response to Skilled Trades Certification Consultation Government of BC | Ministry of Advanced Education and […]

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Early Childhood Education Expansion Helps Kids Get the Best Start

People looking to build careers in child care will have more educational opportunities with the addition of 147 early childhood educator (ECE) seats at eight public post-secondary institutions throughout the province. Early Childhood Education Expansion Helps Kids Get the Best Start Government of BC | Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training | Monday, January […]

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Enhanced Safety Measures, Delayed Return to School to Support Safe, In-person Learning

A full return to school for students in kindergarten to Grade 12 will be delayed until Monday, Jan. 10, in order to give public health and B.C. schools additional time to adapt to the impacts of the Omicron variant on communities and schools, and to implement enhanced safety plans to support the continuation of in-class […]

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Micro-Credentials a Gateway to Support B.C. Workers

Working with health authorities throughout British Columbia, the Province is making it easier than ever for people to get vaccinated with the launch of Vax for BC, the next step in the Province’s campaign to help as many eligible people as possible get vaccinated.“With more than 80% of eligible people in B.C. vaccinated with their […]

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Investing in Skills Training for B.C.’s Workers

British Columbians whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19, and people facing barriers to employment, can get new skills training and job opportunities through new training projects. “The global pandemic presented unprecedented challenges for British Columbians who lost their jobs or became under-employed,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training. “These new […]

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