TOOLS & RESOURCES

Skills Ready provides tools for young people to prove they are work ready, while enabling them to build a real world understanding of what working in the trades can do for their future career opportunities.

SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL & POSTERS

SELF ASSESSMENT

This Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Rubric helps students assess if they have the attributes that employers look for in a new hire.

RUBRIC POSTER

A tool used to identify employer expectations of young workers starting out in construction employment.

ASK POSTER

Help students to see real-world construction work, through site tours, job shadowing, or an employer presentation in schools.

AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR FACTSHEETS

In 2016 there were approximately 47,308 jobs in BC’s automotive sector. From 2017 to 2026 there will be an estimated 23,117 job openings in this sector.

LOWER MAINLAND
ISLAND
SOUTHERN INTERIOR
PROVINCIAL SCOPE

MANUFACTURING SECTOR FACTSHEETS

In 2018, 19,464 people were employed in the manufacturing industry in the Vancouver Island/Coast region. This comprises 5% of the region’s jobs.

LOWER MAINLAND
ISLAND
SOUTHERN INTERIOR

EXTERNAL RESOURCES

The Industry Training Authority

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) has a wealth of information on the construction trades and can help you determine which trades could be right for you.

Skills Canada BC

Skills Canada BC is another great source of information.  Check out their expanded list of construction related skills profiles.

Discover Skills BC

Discover Skills BC offers a wealth of programs and training options to give BC students the skills they need to lead exciting and rewarding careers.

Careers in Trades

CareersInTrades.ca is an initiative of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum and Skills Canada and shares valuable information about trade career opportunities in Canada.

 

Construction Foundation of BC - Bursaries & Scholarships

The Construction Foundation of BC has opportunities to apply for Scholarships and Bursaries to fund your training after high school.  Visit their website to learn more.

Irving K. Barber - Aboriginal Awards

The Society offers three Award programs for Aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary education in BC. They are available to First Nations (Status or Non-Status), Métis, or Inuit. All are renewable in order to provide sustained funding over multiple years.  Visit their website to learn more.

Duke of Edinburgh's Awards

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award empowers young people, ages 14 to 25, to give back to their communities, explore their interests and passions, commit to their health and wellness, and gain an appreciation for the natural environment.
 

BC Technical Education Society

The British Columbia Technology Education Association (BCTEA) is a Provincial Specialist Association (PSA) of the British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF).  The BCTEA represents Technology Education teachers and those teachers promoting  the development and growth of Applied Design Skills and Technologies (ADST), Makerspaces and Tech Ed in British Columbia schools.

Career Education Society

The CES Career Education Society is a BC-based, not-for-profit organization of people in education, business, industry, labour, government and private organizations who work together to champion career and learning management as an essential life skill.

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