Training & Education
B.C. proclaims November 2021 as “Apprenticeship Recognition Month”
By Anthony Capkun
November 1, 2021 – The Government of British Columbia has proclaimed November 2021 as Apprenticeship Recognition Month.
Throughout November, the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Training and the Industry Training Authority (ITA) will highlight the “many roles apprentices play in supporting a strong economy and building a stronger B.C.”, as well as opportunities for people to start a career in the skilled trades.
“A great deal of the infrastructure on which we rely every day […] has been built by hard-working apprentices who are learning their trade under the guidance of experienced journeypeople,” said Brynn Bourke, BC Building Trades. “Eventually, those apprentices will become journeypeople and pass their skills on to the next generation. That’s how apprenticeship works, and it serves our industry and our economy incredibly well.”
DOWNLOAD the Proclamation (PDF).
ITA is raising awareness of different career paths with Find Your Trade, which encourages British Columbians to explore over 100 trades programs and career options.
WorkBC.ca, meantime, is launching a new Career Education Resources microsite created specifically for B.C. educators. The new section will feature lesson plans showcasing labour-market information, career discovery tools and interactive activities to encourage students to pursue various careers, including those in the skilled trades.