ITA News

December 2, 2016 - SD60 Recognized in Fort St. John for thier commitment to training youth apprentices

Youth Roadshow Fort St. John

November 24, 2016 - Youth Day Conference aims to drive female enrolment in the Skilled Trades

ITA's 11th annual Youth Day conference was held

November 3, 2016 - Bulkley Valley School District 54 recognized in Smithers for their commitment to training Youth Apprentices

ITA launches regional roadshow to celebrate apprenticeship and recognize School Districts

September 27, 2016 - Industry Engagement Top-of-Mind as ITA Announces Two New Board Directors

ITA broadens industry insight on Board of Directors by tapping into new members' Aboriginal and regional expertise

September 22, 2016 - New and Improved Youth Programs

Youth trades training programs offer more options for BC students

July 6, 2016 - ITA and Prince George Chamber of Commerce Partnership

Partnership to reach trade employers and raise awareness of the benefits of hiring apprentices

June 1, 2016 - ITA and BC Chamber of Commerce Enter Partnership

Deal to enhance employer engagment and promote sponsorship in BC

February 15, 2016 - New trades training program for Aboriginal People to build in-demand skilled workforce

Fourteen students graduate from BC's first Enhanced Construction Craft Worker pilot program

January 5, 2016 - Change is in the Hair at ITA

ITA launches new Hairstylist program and brings back Red Seal Endorsement assessments to BC

December 9, 2015 - ITA Develops Skills Training Plan to address employment needs of Aboriginal People in BC

Strategic plan created to remove barriers and increase the number of Aboriginal People in skilled trades

November 27, 2015 - Youth Day conference and apprenticeship award promote the skilled trades and reinvigorate hands-on learning

ITA promotes innovative programming and initiatives at annual conference to better incorporate the skilled trades into the education system

November 20, 2015 - Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Partners with ITA to Increase Apprenticeship Sponsorship in Community

This is the first pilot partnership between a Chamber of Commerce and ITA

November 4, 2015 - Local Employer recognized in Nanaimo for their commitment to training youth apprentices

ITA launches inaugural province-wide Proud Sponsor of Youth Apprentices Tour

October 28, 2015 - Local Employer recognized in Langley for their commitment to training youth apprentices

ITA launches inaugural province-wide Proud Sponsor of Youth Apprentices Tour

September 14, 2015 - BC Invests in "Earn While you Learn" high school apprenticeship programs

More youth needed in skilled trades to offset the number of trades people retiring

September 4, 2015 - New Trades Training program for Aboriginal people in BC to begin Fall 2015

The Enhanced Construction Craft Worker pilot program will be offered in two BC communities: Fort St James and Prince Rupert

September 2, 2015 - ITA announces new Chief Operating Officer

Former Dean of Trades Jeff Lekstrom brings trade training and industry experience to ITA

July 9, 2015 - Stronger Industry Relationships to set up BC for Success in the Skilled Trade Sector

ITA's industry engagement framework is in place to strengthen relationships with employers in BC

June 19, 2015 - Nuxalk Nation brings skilled trades training to Bella Coola

Unique training model to build capacity of the skilled trades in remote areas of BC

June 3, 2015 - Inaugural Trades Innovation Forum creates new ideas to build BC's Skilled Trades

Uniting the skilled trades system to support BC's in-demand apprenticeship opportunities between now and 2022

June 2, 2015 - Eleven Industry Sector Advisory Groups formed to advise on skilled trades training

ITA works closely with Industry to ensure a responsive and relevant trades training system

May 6, 2015 - One year anniversary of ITA mandate review marks significant progress for skilled trades

Apprenticeship in BC benefitting from ITA becoming a more customer-focused, responsive and supportive organization

April 24, 2015 - Construction Craft Worker program provides more opportunities for Northwest BC residents

NWCC collaborates with the Kitimat Valley Institue to deliver the first Construction Craft Worker program in the region funded by ITA

April 24, 2015 - New Construction Craft Worker program to help Aboriginal People enter skilled trades

ITA drives the development of an Aboriginal Construction Craftworker Foundation program through Steering Committee

March 20, 2015 - Key support for trades training now available in the Prince George

ITA introduces local Apprenticeship Advisor to act as on-the-ground resource for apprentices and employers

Feb 27, 2015 - Key support for trades training now available in the North Fraser

ITA introduces local Apprenticeship Advisor to act as on-the-ground resource for apprentices and employers

Feb 25, 2015 - ITA announces new CFO

Farnaz Riahi will lead ITA's financial strategy as the organization focuses on implementing priority actions

Feb 11, 2015 - Key support for trades training now available in the Lower Mainland

ITA introduces local Apprenticeship Advisor to act as on-the-ground resource for apprentices and employers

Feb 11, 2015 - Key support for trades training now available in the South Fraser

ITA introduces local Apprenticeship Advisor to act as on-the-ground resource for apprentices and employers

Feb 11, 2015 - Select BC Manufacturing Representatives to advise government on trades training needs for sector

ITA continues to drive BC's Skills for Jobs Blueprint and respond to industry needs

Jan 30, 2015 - Key support for trades training now available in the Fraser Valley

ITA introduces local Apprenticeship Advisor to act as on-the-ground resource for apprentices and employers

Jan 23, 2015 - Skills Canada BC receives funding to showcase BC's top tradespeople through competitions

ITA provides $200,000 in funding to promote the trades through BC Provincial and Regional trades skills competitions

Dec 19, 2014 - Five more Apprenticeship Advisors hired to boost on-the-ground support for BC apprentices and employer sponsors

ITA has hired five additional Apprenticeship Advisors, bringing the total number to 15 in BC

Dec 9, 2014 - BC's Youth receive funding boost for high school trades program

ITA provides $770,000 in funding and re-aligns training investment to help youth seize opportunities in the skilled trades

Nov 20, 2014 - Key support for trades training now available in Kamloops

ITA introduces local Apprenticeship Advisor to act as on-the-ground resource for apprentices and employers

Nov 18, 2014 - Leading BC Tourism and Hospitality representatives to advise government on trades training needed for sector

ITA continues to drive BC's Skills for Jobs Blueprint and respond to industry needs

Nov 7, 2014 - New Online Tool launched to match BC Apprentices and Employer Sponsors

Apprentice Job Match Tool to better support job-seeking Apprentices and help increase continuation and completion rates

Nov 5, 2014 - Key support for Trades Training now available in Cranbrook

ITA intorduces local Appretniceship Advisor to act as an on-the-ground resource for apprentices and employers

Oct 31, 2014 - New Youth Trades Guide asks: What are you made of?

Trades guide encourages youth looking to use head, hands and heart to find a career that fits

Oct 24, 2014 - Leveling the field for Tradeswomen in BC

ITA Best Practices Guide to Employing Women in the Trades aims to increase BC's skilled labour pool

Oct 21, 2014 - Key Support for trades training now available in Victoria

ITA introduces local Apprenticeship Advisor to act as an on-the-ground resource for apprentices and employers

Oct 17, 2014 - Key Support for trades training now available in Dawson Creek

ITA introduces local Apprenticeship Advisor to act as an on-the-ground resource for apprentices and employers

Sept 30, 2014 - Training Providers qualify to train British Columbians for new key LNG trade

ITA selects nine training providers to deliver Construction Craft Worker program in BC

Sept 26, 2014 - ITA COO Jeff Nugent has Been Recognized by BIV with Forty Under 40 Award

Jeff Nugent acknowledged as one of BC's most innovative and ambitious business individuals under 40.

Sept 15, 2014 - ITA Launches Action Plan to Deliver a Skilled and Qualified Workforce for LNG Sector

Plan reinforces ITA's commitment to a trades training system that aligns with regional and sectoral demands

Sept 09, 2014 - More On-The-Ground Apprenticeship Advisors

ITA introduces additional six regional Apprenticeship Advisors

August 20, 2014 - New Red Seal Trade Critical to BC's Booming LNG Industry

ITA designates Construction Craft Worker as BC's 48th Red Seal Trade

August 6, 2014 - ITA Delivers on Transition Plan to Steer New Approach to Skilled Trades Training in BC

New Industry Engagement Strategy places industry at the heart of trades training system

August 6, 2014 - Increase in Apprenticeship Advisors to Boost on-the-ground Support for BC Apprentices and Employer Sponsors.

Industry Training Authority introduces an additional six regional Apprenticeship Advisors, including
three Aboriginal representatives

July 31, 2014 - Offical Leadership Appointments at Industry Training Authority.

CEO & COO appointed to lead ITA through critical time for skills training in B.C.

July 22, 2014 - ITA & BC Lions - Lions in the House

Popular and longstanding school program extended through 2014-2015 emphasizing the power of choice

June 10, 2014 - ITA Mentorship Project a Success

Pilot project part of ITA's increased efforts in the key areas of youth, apprenticeship journey and collarboration with industry and labour

May 26, 2014 - ITA Announces More Support for BC Apprentices

New Apprenticeship Advisors to provide regional field support across British Columbia