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TradeUpBC boosts skills for B.C. tradespeople

April 7, 2024  By Government of B.C.

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Tradespeople in British Columbia now have access to new and specialized training opportunities through TradeUpBC, an online hub that supports experienced trades professionals and employers.

“Tradespeople in British Columbia build the foundation of the province that we all benefit from. It’s their growing expertise, skill and innovation that contribute to B.C. now and will continue to contribute in the future,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills. “TradeUpBC supports their growth and brings together short-term training opportunities for experienced Red Seal tradespeople into one online platform. This one-stop shop will help them further enhance their skills, advance their careers, strengthen their businesses and supercharge a sustainable economy.”

TradeUpBC is a one-stop shop with information about trades-training opportunities available at public post-secondary institutions around B.C., including professional development offerings, micro-credentials and short-term training.

“Today’s economy and workplaces are rapidly evolving, providing both challenges and opportunities for workers,” said Janet Routledge, Parliamentary Secretary for Labour. “So, it is critical that workers can access focused skills training to help them keep up to date on industry changes, build their careers and prepare them for the future.”


These offerings provide additional reskilling and training opportunities for tradespeople that fall outside of formal apprenticeship training programs. They are designed to promptly address the demands of emerging skills in rapidly evolving job markets. Courses are available through various modalities, such as online learning, virtual delivery, in-person sessions or blended options, including evening and weekend classes.

“TradeUpBC is a testament to the collaborative efforts of B.C.’s public post-secondary institutions,” said Ken Armour, CEO of Trades Training BC. “It reinforces our commitment to advancing the skills and careers of tradespeople across British Columbia. Together, we are shaping the future of our province’s workforce by providing accessible, relevant and diverse training options that align with the evolving demands of the job market.”

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