SURREY, B.C. – The Province of British Columbia is increasing access to Red Seal training through new funding.
More people will be able to train for jobs as automotive technicians, millwrights and welders on the Lower Mainland through a new Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) project funded by B.C., a release stated.
“Skilled tradespeople are in high demand, so we’re removing barriers to skills training. We’re funding Red Seal certification so people can secure good jobs in their communities,” said Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Sheila Malcolmson in a statement.
Ace Trades and Technical Institute (ATTI) is receiving more than $560,000 to deliver the automotive technicians, millwrights and welders training project on the Lower Mainland.
“ATTI is excited to provide participants with training that leads to technical skills, certification and practical experience that employers in the trades sector are looking for. This program supports people to achieve their trades-certification goals and gain the practical skills required to excel in their future careers,” ATTI CEO and founder Supneet Chawla said.
Participants in the program will receive 10 weeks of essential employment and technical skills training, four weeks of work experience with local employers, and one week of followup support to prepare participants for work, the release stated.
The first full-time in-class intake began on April 3 with the second intake starting on July 4 and a third on Oct. 16.
Funding for the project is provided through the Project Based Labour Market Training stream of WorkBC’s CEP program. Information on the program and other CEP projects is available at local WorkBC centres.