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27 May 2019

Youth Explore Trades Workshop 2019 – BCIT

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Industry Training Authority (ITA) and the Ministry of Education want to help school districts expand the Youth Explore Trades Skills program. Technology Education teachers are the key to this program’s success and having skilled teachers is the cornerstone.

ITA and the Ministry of Education are hosting a 4 day workshop from Monday July 15th to Thursday July 18th, 2019 at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). The workshop will cover carpentry, electrical and plumbing modules with extensive hands-on focus. The workshop will be facilitated by certified Tech-Ed teachers with relevant trades experience. The workshop goal is to provide teachers the essential skills and knowledge to teach the Youth Explore Trades Skills curriculum within their district.
This workshop is available to teachers who intend to deliver ITA Youth Trades Programs.

Participants are expected to provide their own CSA approved steel toe boots and safety glasses. After completing this course, participants should be able to:
• Select and use personal protective equipment
• Select and demonstrate safe use of hand and power tools
• Select materials for wood frame construction
• Construct floors, support systems and wood frame walls
• Rough-in residential electrical systems
• Rough-in residential plumbing systems
• Install residential plumbing fixtures


There is no cost to attend the workshop which includes breakfast, lunch and accommodations for individuals outside of the Lower Mainland*. A value of over $1100 per participant. For individuals outside of the Lower Mainland which includes Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver,
Richmond, Delta, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack, travel up to $500 will be covered. For individuals inside of the Lower Mainland, travel up to $100 will be covered. Only the cost of the most economical mode of travel will be reimbursed.


*Accommodations will be at BCIT residences. If you prefer to stay outside of the BCIT residences, the costs will not be reimbursed and will be paid by the participant.


There are a total of 24 spots available and we require the attached application form to be completed and sent to youth@itabc.ca Participants will be selected based on commitment to deliver the program, school district support and in the order we receive the application. We will create a waitlist for those not accepted initially. Applications are due by Wed. June 12, 2019. Prior to attending the workshop a signed letter from your Principal is required to confirm the support of the program and attendance. ITA will provide the required letter when with the acceptance letter.

Youth Explore Trades Skills Workshop Application 2019 (40 downloads)