Engaging with Industry to create a Skilled and Diverse Workforce.
Introducing the Strategy: a Trades and Technology Strategy with each component capable of operating independently, to have maximum impact in the community.
TradeTek Services includes:
- Sponsors certified trades programs for Individual Course purchase and Industry Recognized Certification, this includes coverage for books, tuition, materials, tools and gear
- Job Supports provides you with assistance to prepare you for work with work gear, tools, and mobility
- Recruitment - Connects you with employers for apprentice opportunities
Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS)
Is a program where you can obtain training and work experience on the job to enhance your workplace skills; we can subsidize your wages through a cost share with an employer.
Indigenous Youth in Trades (IYT) Supports
Is for youth ages 15-29, this program can assist you with trades or technical training while you are attending high school and as well as after high school.
- Can assist you prepare for work by: covering gear, tools, mobility and/or assistance with a Targeted Wage Subsidy
Skilled Trades BC Sponsorship
Is designated by the Skilled Trades BC as a Sponsor for Indigenous Apprenticeship.
- TradeTek is designated as a Sponsor
- TradeTek can register you with STBC and assist you with logging your training and apprentice hours for each level you have completed to obtain your Journeyman or Red Seal Certification
- TradeTek can assist you with navigating the apprenticeship process
What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is paid on the job training combined with annual technical training.
- You can begin your apprenticeship through a work placement or by completing a Skilled Trades BC recognized Foundations program or through a Secondary School Apprenticeship Program
- Each trades varies, as some trades can take two to four years to complete. Most trades have 4 levels; the final stage is to complete an exam to obtain a Journeyman or Red Seal designation
Industry Trades Connector (ITC) Database
The ITC Trades Database is a tool of which acts as a central hub of which is comprised of a comprehensive databank filled with Trades personnel. The program provides wrap around support for trades' clients from Entry level to Red Seal.
- Connecting apprentices with opportunities with employers, unions, stakeholders and major projects
- Employment Counseling and Career Development
- TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills)
Apprentice Service Grant (ASP)
- Financial Incentive for employers to hire Entry-Level apprentices
The ASP provides employers $10,000.00 for hiring Entry Level First Year Indigenous Apprentices (two per year with a total of $20,000/year). Entry Level Apprentices will have the opportunity to receive hands on work experience.
ITC Trades Database Workforce Promoter
Amanda Chingee, B.Comm
198 Kingston Street,
Prince George, BC