The Skilled Trades BC Act will modernize the crown agency responsible for trades training and establish a made-in B.C. system to support and train apprentices. It lays the foundation for Skilled Trades Certification and the supports needed to ensure skilled trades people can be successful in their careers.
British Columbian skilled trades professionals will be better supported and recognized under the Skilled Trades BC Act. The new legislation will replace the Industry Training Authority Act and establish SkilledTradesBC as the crown agency responsible for skilled trades training in British Columbia. The renewed focus of SkilledTradesBC reflects the expanded responsibilities associated with Skilled Trades Certification and a new focus on promoting and supporting apprentices and trainees throughout their training journey. SkilledTradesBC will remain the authority on trades training in BC with enhanced and streamlined services to help apprentices navigate training and get access to support.