What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a training process in British Columbia in which an individual works towards achieving journey person qualifications. The structure of the apprenticeship system requires you to attend prescribed in-school technical training classes, as well as, completing a set number of hours in a work-based training component.

Any questions regarding Apprenticeship in British Columbia can be directed to the Industry Training Authority (ITA) at 1-866-660-6011. All application and registration forms can be found on their website at ITABC.

What Apprenticeship Programs does VIU offer?

Currently VIU offers apprenticeship training in:

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Application Process for Apprenticeship Technical Training Classes

Apprenticeship training classes at Vancouver Island University fill on a first come first registered basis, with waiting lists established in many trades and levels. Program schedules are available on the web at Trades Training BC

Contact Apprenticeship at 250-740-6227 or

Vancouver Island University's Application for Admission: Apply to VIU

If you are completing a paper application, please mail it; attention Apprenticeship - Bldg 180.

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