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Welcome to the College of the BC Building Trades

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The College of the BC Building Trades Advantage

The College of the BC Building Trades offers the most robust trades training programs in the entire province.

Our students learn their craft under the guidance of tradespeople with extensive industry experience and knowledge, complemented by unprecedented access to a suite of wraparound supports to help them succeed along their educational journey.

With an emphasis on safety, our schools ensure apprentices continually advance in both their practical and classroom learning so that they ultimately acquire the skills and competencies needed to earn their Red Seal qualification. And with a Red Seal – the four-year equivalent of a bachelor’s degree – our students earn top wages and have the flexibility to work within their trade anywhere in Canada.

Top sponsors

We represent 9 of the 10 largest sponsors of apprentices in B.C.

Opportunities for everyone

We have among the highest percentages of women and Indigenous apprentices in B.C.

Highest graduation rates

Our apprenticeship completion rates are the highest in B.C.

Dedicated support

Our students benefit from our small class sizes and 141 instructors & support staff dedicated to their success

Our Schools

Trowel Trades Training Association

Finishing Trades Institute of B.C.

Electrical Joint Training Committee

College of the BC Building Trades by the numbers

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Why Choose the College of the BC Building Trades?

Students come first

Small class sizes and wrap-around student support at every level of apprenticeship

Instructors with industry experience

Instructors with a wealth of real-world experience and knowledge to share

Minimal student debt

A premier education without eye-popping tuition costs

Fast-track to jobs

Hands-on training and industry job placement

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