Sector Programs


The Farm Adaptation Innovator Program (FAIP)

Climate Action Initiative in partnership with Nechako Valley Regional Cattlemens Association

The Farm Adaptation Innovator Program (FAIP) seeks to build adaptive capacity and encourage the adoption of effective farm practices to help mitigate impacts related to climate change.


Construction Trades

Trades Training BC

Construction Trades are primarily engaged in constructing, repairing and renovating buildings and engineering works, and in subdividing and developing land

Construction Training

BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association

BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association has partnered with the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) and BuildForce Canada to offer online courses.


Forest Industry Safety Training

College of New Caledonia

CNC offers updated equipment and instructors with extensive forest industry knowledge and background (WorkSafeBCcertified where applicable).

Coastal Forest Measurements

Northwest Community College

This course introduces natural resources and data collection skills used to monitor and assess the health and vigour of coastal forests.


Mining Industry Certificate

College of New Caledonia

The program includes classroom instruction, WorkSafeBC Certification, Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources (MEMPR) education based on the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia, skill certification, safety training, applied human relation skills, employability skills, simulator training, and field orientation and experiences

Exploration and Mining Courses

Northwest Community College

In partnership with Smithers Exploration Group and the Province of BC, SEM develops and delivers essential courses and programs targeted for the minerals industry.

Mineral Processing Operator

Northwest Community College

This 11-week plus entry-level training program prepares students to be employed at operating mines that mill ore.


Customer Care Program 

The Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association (PGNAETA)

 The Customer Care Program is a 16-Week Aboriginal Training-To-Employment Program.

Tourism & Construction

Get Youth Working

Bowman Employment Services Inc.

Provides entry-level job placements for eligible youth in bookkeeping, office support and reception, tourism and construction related occupations


Trades - Foundation and Apprenticeship Programs

Northwest Community College

To maximize theoretical and practical skills applications in a variety of industries and create opportunities for employment in secure, well-paid and rewarding Trades careers.

Bridging to Trades

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

Introduces eligible Aboriginal persons to trades exploration courses and related essential skills

Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP)


The Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP) was launched in 2006 and operates several successful programs to support and assist British Columbians who wish to get started in, or further develop, a career in the skilled trades. While no two situations are the same, eligible participants are often in low-skilled positions and lack certification, high school diplomas or essential skills. STEP helps individuals to move forward and find employment, training, career guidance and more. With 13 offices located throughout the province, STEP has connected over 9,000 individuals with new career opportunities.

The Champions of Apprenticeship ITA

The Champions of Apprenticeship are recognized for their outstanding achievements in BC’s apprenticeship system. These Champions are celebrated for their hard work in creating certified tradesworkers, supporting their industry and promoting apprenticeship.