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.


Stay tuned for new guides and downloads as we expand Skills Ready to include the Industry ASK of employers in Manufacturing, Automotive and the Technologies.


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


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


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


There are so many ways to build a career in construction!


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

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.

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.