You’ve got
what it takes

Build Your Future in Trades

Why choose trades?

Work hard, live well

Do something
you love
Make good
Be part of
a community

What kinds of trades are there?

It’s time to find out

You’ve got Options


Trades to explore

With over 100 trade programs to choose from, you’ve got options. Explore the trades and figure out what gets your brain fired up, makes your blood pump faster and puts a smile on your face.

A day in the life of a trade apprentice

Meet trade students

“I went in there not knowing how to read a tape measure. I come out of it knowing how to pull an engine ”

Youth Explore the Trades Program

“I get to spend my week cutting steel and building things. It’s good times. ”

Apprentice Welder

Get a Head start

SkilledTradesBC Youth Trade Programs let you get started in a trade while you’re still in high school. That means you could be working in your field, learning from experts and earning a paycheque — all before you graduate.