Industry Training Organizations Overview

On April 29, 2014 the BC government made public the ITA mandate review report as part of a larger initiative--B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint--which is to develop a skilled workforce that is ready to meet the challenges of our expanding industry. Read full report

As one of the ITA mandate report 29 recommendations,  ITA related functions currently carried out through the ITOs are to be brought into ITA over the next six months (by October 31, 2014).

On May 22,2014  the Automotive Training Standards Organization (ATSO) issued notice that, effective immediately, it has ceased operations. ITA will ensure functions currently carried out by ATSO will be moved into ITA with minimal impact on industry and its customers. In the meantime, if there are any inquiries or issues related to ATSO, please direct them to  Diane Evans

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.




go2hr: The Resource for People in Tourism is BC’s tourism and hospitality human resource association responsible for coordinating the BC Tourism Labour Market Strategy, a key component of the industry’s growth strategy. Tourism is one of the largest resource industries in BC comprising 18,000 mostly small to medium-sized businesses, which provides sector employment of 274,000.


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.