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.

Employment Links:

  • Connecting apprentices with opportunities with employers, unions, stakeholders and major projects

Job Supports:

  • 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.


Trades Coordinator
Mona Anatole

ITC Trades Database Workforce Promoter
Amanda Chingee, B.Comm

198 Kingston Street,
Prince George, BC
V2L 1C3


198 Kingston Street
Prince George,
British Columbia
V2L 1C3

Tel: 250-561-1199
Fax: 250-561-1149
Toll Free: 1-800-510-0515