Message from the Dean

Over the next ten years, there will be a shortage of skilled workers in British Columbia due to retirements and the creation of new jobs because of the province’s economic growth. I’m excited to help ensure that our students have the skills required to fill these jobs. At the Faculty of Trades & Technology here at Vancouver Island University, we promote dynamic training opportunities in trades and technical fields, and our training facilities and equipment are among the best in the province. We have a solid partnership with industry and have access to advanced technologies and equipment that are available on worksites. Our entire team of skilled instructors and dedicated staff is committed to supporting your success and student experience!

Glynis Steen, Dean, Trades & Applied Technology



Message from the Associate Dean

We work closely with industry to ensure that our curriculum meets the highest standards for skills and knowledge that will prepare you for employment in your chosen career. You will have an opportunity to learn in our classrooms, shops, and lab facilities. Our highly skilled instructors and staff will give you a hands-on experience that will prepare you for a placement in the workplace. Our entire faculty team is dedicated to supporting your success and ensuring that you have a positive learning experience.

Paul Mottershead, Associate Dean, Trades & Applied Technology





Message from the Associate Dean

With the growth in the Trades in the Province of BC, there is an estimated one million job openings forecasted by 2020; 43% will need trades and technical training. Now is the time to enter the industry of your choice.

I am rewarded helping students develop the pride, work ethic, skills, and knowledge they require in the trades knowing that it will have a huge positive impact on your lives. Here at VIU we look forward to supporting your educational needs, and we are here to assist you in completing your training.

Jessie Magee-Chalmers, Associate Dean, Trades & Applied Technology



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