Industry Training Organizations Overview

ITA works in partnership with industry through these six independent not-for profit Industry Training Organizations (ITOs) established and run by industry sectors. ITO’s focus on understanding the trades training needs for their sector, and on making recommendations to ITA and training providers to improve the industry training system.

ITO Discussion Paper (70KB pdf)

The Automotive Training Standards Organization (ATSO) is the industry training organization for the automotive industry in British Columbia. The organization supports the BC automotive industry with training and credentialing that effectively matches the supply of appropriately skilled workers with industry needs.



The mission of Transportation Career Development Association of BC (transCDA) is to enable high-quality training, skills and career development services to employers and workers in transportation sectors in British Columbia.




BC Construction Industry Training Organization (CITO) provides industry leadership in training for the industrial/commercial/institutional construction sector.




go2: The Resource for People in Tourism is the industry training organization for the tourism, hospitality and foodservices industry in British Columbia. Their mandate is to provide an effective training based on industry needs.




HortEducationBC is the industry training organization that serves the ornamental horticulture industry in BC. The organization provides service to the horticulture industry by coordinating the skill needs of employers, workers and trainees in horticulture with training and education programs and services delivered by training providers.



Resource Training Organization (RTO) is sanctioned by the ITA as the ITO with responsibility for training programs of particular relevance to a cross-sectoral group of employers made up of large enterprises in the mining and smelting, oil and gas, pulp and paper, shipbuilding and repair, solid wood and utilities sectors.