Training & Education
BCIT offers new Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship Program
By Anthony Capkun
September 3, 2015 – British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) now offers specific training for industrial electricians through its Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship program.
BCIT explains industrial electricians are employed throughout throughout the province, typically working in the pulp & paper industry, lumber mills, utility plants, manufacturing industries, and in the resource extraction and processing sectors. These industries are experiencing rapid growth and, as a result, industrial electricians are in high demand.
The BCIT Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship program is a 4-year apprenticeship that contains a 10-week technical training session in each of the four years. Industrial electrical apprentices complete the same Level 1 and Level 2 curriculum as those in the Construction Electrician Apprenticeship. However, Levels 3 and 4 have been revised to reflect a curriculum more in line with an industrial environment.
The apprenticeship is aligned to the Industry Training Authority’s program outline that describes the training requirements, says BCIT, and “provides a pathway to a Red Seal Apprenticeship program in the Industrial Electrician trade” (National Occupancy Classification 72422) for students.
Want to know more?
Attend the upcoming Information Session on September 23, 2015, at Burnaby Campus, Building SE02- 214, Town Square D, 3700 Willingdon Avenue, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.
CLICK HERE to register for the in-person Information Session.
CLICK HERE to register for the online Information Session.
PHOTO of BCIT apprentice Mark Francis courtesy BCIT.