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14 trades programs that could get you $16,400 in training grants

DH Vancouver Staff Nov 13, 2014 9:27 am

About 44 per cent of jobs over the next decade will require trades and technical training, B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint is getting funding aligned to help students make choices to set the right path for their future…and that’s positive news with B.C.’s new LNG industry in the works – just LNG alone could mean 100,000 new jobs!

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With $6.8 million in funding to create 1424 new seats at 14 post-secondary institutions, it’s now easier than ever to train up for your dream trades career. B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint has aligned funding to make sure the BC Access Grant stretches as far as possible in your pocket.

If you are student in financial need – you could earn up to 16,400 bucks in foundation seat training, which includes 500 bucks for a new set of tools.

The BC Access Grant has targeted 14 in-demand trades programs in 14 post-secondary institutions around the province:

  1. Power Engineering
  2. Heavy Duty Mechanics
  3. Industrial Mechanics (Millwright)
  4. Mining Industry Certificate
  5. Oil and Gas Field Operations
  6. Steamfitters and Pipefitters
  7. Sprinkler System Installers
  8. Welders and related Machine Operators
  9. Carpenters
  10. Industrial Electricians
  11. Heavy Equipment Operators
  12. Ironworkers
  13. Sheet Metal Workers
  14. Gas Fitters

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There are four main grant areas you could be eligible for: relocation, tools, loan and unmet need. That means you could get up to $4000 for having to relocate for your studies, $500 to purchase tools, a maximum of $5400 towards student loans, and up to $6500 in extra StudentAid. That could go a long way towards landing a job.

This is big news for anyone getting the skills to get into the trades!

Learn more about the opportunity with any of the links below:

BC Access Grant information:

Skills for Jobs Blueprint:

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