Thinking of the Trades?

The Rotary Club of Nanaimo North is hosting a Trades Information Evening on April 14th starting at 7 p.m. in the Malaspina Theatre at Vancouver Island University.

The purpose of this event is to provide information related to the variety of programs available for accessing a career in the trades.  Our trade’s workforce in British Columbia is aging and trades are becoming more and more complex.  Careers in the trades are exciting and challenging and we need to prepare a new generation of workers to meet the demand.

The event is targeted to:

  • High School Students
  • Parents
  • Unemployed Persons
  • Career Changers
  • Employment and Career Counsellors

Panelists at this event will be representing:

  • School District 68 – The School District is working hard to expose students to hands-on work enabling them to make better informed decisions as to their career options. The Career Technical Centre allows students to obtain level entry training in some trades while in high school.
  • Industry Training Authority – TheITA manages the apprenticeship system and certifies skilled tradespeople in BC.  You will learn what they do and the apprenticeship process.
  • Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP) – This program connects and supports qualified participants, who have an interest in a career in the trades, with employers who are looking for workers.
  • Vancouver Island University – VIU has a variety of trades programs and will explain the eligibility and registration process for them and what to expect.
  • After the Apprenticeship – What can you aspire to after the Red Seal. Hear from someone who has gone through the process.

After the panel presentation the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.  Information can also be found at


About laurencerumming

Background in business management, in particular human resources. Business Management Certificate, Certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, and Strong Interest Inventory®. "Our passion is to raise the potential of organizations and individuals through the understanding of human interaction in the workplace and in life."
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