RRP is now LIT.

The Regional Representative Leadership Training program is now called the Leaders in Trades program. Our hope is that this shift will reduce confusion about the role of program participants, and to clarify that the goal of the program is leadership development throughout the skilled trades sector, and not to create representatives for BCCWITT.

The BCCWITT Training and Employment program has paused intakes for the time being.

BCCWITT is pausing intakes into our Trades Training and Employment Program as of August 1st, 2023. Please have any participants interested in this program fill out the WAITLIST Trades Training and Employment Inquiry Form to be contacted for any other opportunities, and/or to be contacted once the program resumes.

Upcoming Be More Than A Bystander training opportunities!

Be More Than A Bystander train-the-trainer program is coming to Victoria! From October 25-27, 2023, BCCWITT will be at the SMWIA Local 276 Training Centre for a men’s only cohort. You can find more information about this cohort, as well as the application to attend, here. 

 Save the date for 90-minute Be More Than A Bystander virtual workshop!

·       Training for men on Tuesday, September 26 from 6-7:30pm PT

·       Training for all genders on Thursday, October 5 from 6-7:30pm PT

These workshops are targeted to workers or employers of small skilled trades companies in B.C., as well as existing BCCWITT program participants. Limited spaces are available at a fee for those outside of the eligibility. 

Keep an eye out for the registration links, which will soon be posted here: https://bccwitt.ca/whatwedo/bystander/

BCCWITT info session Monday, September 11th, 6pm-7pm.

BCCWITT is hosting another info session on September 11th from 6pm to 7pm. Join to learn all about BCCWITT – our programs, clients, partnerships, and more. This session will not be recorded, and there will be an opportunity for you to ask all your burning BCCWITT questions. Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtcOmhrz4tGdIRBRtmGmZPexIChQYL0HRl

Resume building workshop 

Are you a tradesperson looking for a career change? Are you looking to update your resume and learn more about how to build a resume that sets you apart? Join BCCWITT’s upcoming resume building workshop! Keep an eye out on our website and social media for more information on this exciting new workshop! 

BCIT’s Outstanding Student Leadership Award

LIT (formerly RRP) participant Barbara James has been recognized with a BCIT Outstanding Student Leadership Award! Through their exceptional leadership and achievements, this year’s honourees reflect the values of BCIT and are an inspiration in their fields. Read more about this event and Barbara James’ accomplishments, here

CAF-FCA’s National Leadership Development Program for Women & Gender Diverse Tradespeople

Congrats to LIT participant Emilie Biela for her successful application to the next cohort of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s National Leadership Program! For more info and to apply for future trainings, click here: https://leadership.caf-fca.org/

New StrongerBC Future Skills Grant Program: Up to $3,500 for Up-skilling Courses

The StrongerBC future skills grant is open to British Columbians aged 19+ regardless of financial need and covers up to $3,500 per person for eligible short-term skills training at public post-secondary institutions. The grant will help learners access eligible short-term skills training to further their careers, upgrade their skills and enhance their productivity, giving them access to well-paid, high opportunity occupations. Many of the covered courses are very relevant to those in the trades, such as code courses and project management, as well as equity & inclusion, and leadership training courses. Learn more here.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions about any of our programs, and I will be happy to assist. You can also stay up to date on BCCWITT News and Events on our website, and all our social media accounts.