ACCESS Trades

The Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS) offers customized employment and training services to the Lower Mainland urban Aboriginal community.  ACCESS Trades was established to increase training and apprenticeship opportunities for men and women interested in apprenticeship training and becoming certified.  The ITA funds Aboriginals in Trades Training Programs with ACCESS. See program description below.

www.accessfutures.com
hboyce@accessfutures.com
Location: Vancouver
Service Region(s): Lower Mainland/Southwest

Welding Foundation Program & Canadian Welding Bureau Certification in Flux Core Arc Welding

ACCESS, in partnership with BCIT, will provide a comprehensive 32 week program to one (1) cohort of 16 eligible Aboriginal clients each year.  The program services include: 

  • 8 weeks of trade specific Essential Skills Training. Essential Skills Training will occur in New Westminster, BC at the Essential Skills for Aboriginal Futures office. 
  • Upon completion of the Essential Skills Training, cohort participants will transition to BCIT in Burnaby for 26 weeks of Welding Foundation training and Canadian Welding Bureau certification.  
  • Upon completion of  Foundation training, participants will transition into employment within the Marine industry and/or other related industries, with ongoing pre-post employment support and Apprenticeship services.

Metal Fabrication & Marine Fitter Foundation

ACCESS, in partnership with BCIT, will provide a comprehensive 32 week program to one (1) cohort of 16 eligible Aboriginal clients each year.  The program services include:

  • 8 weeks of trade specific Essential Skills Training. Essential Skills Training will occur in New Westminster, BC at the Essential Skills for Aboriginal Futures office. 
  • Upon completion of the Essential Skills Training, cohort participants will transition to BCIT in Burnaby for 26 weeks of Metal Fabrication/Marine Fitter Foundation training 
  • Upon completion of  Foundation training, participants will transition into employment within the Marine industry and/or other related industries, with ongoing pre-post employment support and Apprenticeship services.