Apprenticeship training is a form of post-secondary education that combines paid, “on the job” training (about 80% of training) with technical training in a classroom or shop setting (about 20% of training).
Successful completion of both the “in-class” and “on-the-job” training, along with examinations, is required to earn a certificate or ticket, and become a certified tradesperson.
In-school technical training typically ranges from 4 to 10 weeks per year depending on the trade and takes approximately four years on average to complete.
There are more than one hundred trade programs offered in BC. For more information visit the British Columbia Industry Training Authority