With more people retiring, the skilled trades industry has tons of lucrative careers available for anyone looking to take an exciting, unconventional path.
If this idea resonates with you then you’ll be excited to find a long list of careers in high demand including carpenters, construction electricians, crane operators, heavy duty equipment technicians, machinists, millwrights, professional cooks, sprinkler system installers, steam fitters/pipefitters, and welders.
Even high school students can pursue these careers before graduating. You can choose between several skilled trades apprenticeships to get paid before you’re fully certified. The average program consists of 20% coursework and 80% hands-on training – a curriculum that’s anything but traditional and also a great alternative to university programs.
The BC Industry Training Authority provides more than 100 apprenticeship training programs in the province, with more than 39,000 registered apprentices currently in the industry training system. You can apply for your own apprenticeship online.