Skilled workers are in high demand across Canada.

If you find satisfaction when you have built something at home, work or school or know that a desk job is not for you – a career in the skilled trades could be an option for you.

Working in a trade can open many doors and the certifications you will earn provide you with experience and skills that are in demand. From work on the tools to managing projects and owning your own company, the possibilities are endless.

DID YOU KNOW?

A RED SEAL ENDORSEMENT

is a trades-ticket valid across the country and around the world.

50+ CERTIFIED TRADES

to discover in BC and many more non-certified and related occupations.

LEARN HOW TO DO THINGS

Build a home. Turn ideas into reality. Develop skills that last a lifetime.

You've got what it takes.

We interviewed employers from across the province and asked them... "WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A NEW HIRE?"
The responses were clear. We heard that having a good attitude, some basic skills and knowledge of safe work practices were high on the list.

ATTITUDE

Committed, punctual, eager and able to learn, focused on work, able to solve problems, works well on a team and demonstrates initiative. Always chooses a safety-first approach to every job.

SKILLS

Familiar with basic skills, functional math, effective communication, trouble-shooting, basic work tasks and more.

KNOWLEDGE

Understands the bigger picture, including what kind of opportunities are available within their desired industry. Works safely and is familiar with the various training and certification systems.

How do I prove I am ready?

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

Use the Skills Ready Self Assessment tool to determine if you have the attitude, skills and knowledge that employers look for in a new hire. (You can access the Self Assessment Rubric here: Self Assessment Tool)

After completing the self assessment, set aside some time to reflect on areas you may want to improve. If you determine that you are not yet meeting expectations in a specific area, what can you do to help move yourself up to a meeting or exceeding expectations level?

FOCUS, PLAN AND TAKE ACTION

DISCOVER: Get to know what type of jobs are out there, what you like and what’s expected.

EXPLORE: Gain experiences and demonstrate you’re developing Attitude, Skills and Knowledge employers ask for.

WORK: Get prepared to take on most entry level positions, experience trades for yourself and make the choice to pursue what works for you.

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