Are you questioning if a profession in trades or applied technology is best for you? Careers in these fields can repay in a giant manner – with as little as 9 months of schooling. The labour outlook for these jobs remains strong, with greater than 106,000 jobs anticipated to open up in simply the trades, transport and gear operators sector alone. As know-how advances, most of those careers would require some post-secondary coaching.
Sparking a ardour for metalworking at age 16
Sarah Dmytruk, who began the Welding program at VIU at simply 16 years outdated, has by no means appeared again. She was so keen to start out, she had her first welding job earlier than she completed highschool. Her favorite elements of the job embody working together with her fingers and dealing with and overcoming challenges day by day.
From tinkerer to famend cybersecurity knowledgeable
Ron Brash turned a ardour for tinkering with laptop applications and designing internet pages right into a profession with VIU’s Information Technology and Applied Systems (ITAS) diploma program – additionally whereas he was nonetheless in highschool. Brash is now a famend cybersecurity trade knowledgeable who just lately gained Management Engineering’s Engineering Leaders Underneath 40, Class of 2020, utilizing the abilities he discovered at VIU as a stepping stone to his present place as Director at Verve Industrial Safety.
The artwork of entire animal butchery
Ariana White used her coaching in VIU’s Culinary Arts program to concentrate on entire animal butchery and she or he plans to open her personal charcuterie store at some point. Her days at VIU have been made memorable by the educated school and her favorite course was the butchery/breakfast class in fact!
Trades and Utilized Expertise Digital Expo
Suppose a profession within the trades could possibly be best for you? Come out to VIU’s first-ever Trades and Applied Technology Virtual Expo on Could 27, the place you’ll uncover extra concerning the College’s 17 totally different choices to select from, find out about funding alternatives (in some circumstances you may get your coaching both totally or partially paid for) and meet instructors.
Take a look at these 5 causes to contemplate a profession within the trades:
There are a whole bunch of jobs to select from.
When folks take into consideration trades careers, occupations like carpenter, heavy gear operator, electrician and mechanical technician instantly come to thoughts. However in actuality, there are more than 300 designated trades in Canada.
The demand and coaching applications differ throughout the nation. In BC there are nearly 100 totally different careers to select from in a wide range of fields, together with plane technicians, landscapers, crane operators, mechanics, welders, hairstylists, bakers and way more. For some perception into the quite a few, various kinds of jobs which are on the market take a look at Trades Training BC’s A – Z itemizing of trades applications.
Begin your coaching and incomes when you’re in highschool.
You can begin constructing your future within the trades earlier than you’re even out of highschool (like a few of the alumni talked about above) and be incomes greater than minimal wage as an apprentice. Many post-secondary establishments create alternatives for youth to be taught from expert instructors and earn credit that rely in direction of highschool diplomas and Stage 1 technical trades coaching. ITA’s Youth Train in Trades will enable you discover your alternative to get a head begin in your profession.
Entry grants that can assist you pay for varsity.
Lots of monetary helps are particularly tailor-made for BC’s trades and apprenticeship applications. You can discover assist paying on your tuition or getting some funding throughout your apprentice coaching from the BC Access Grant for Labour Market Priorities, the Federal Government and WorkBC.
Earn larger wages.
The present minimal wage in BC is $13.85 an hour. It’s scheduled to extend to $15.20 an hour by June 1, 2021. Evaluate that to what a talented tradesperson can earn, with beginning wages averaging round $16 an hour for an entry-level place in carpentry, as much as $57 an hour for an influence system electrician, in keeping with the BC Labour Market Outlook: 2019 Edition.
Tailor your profession to suit your way of life.
With so many alternatives cropping up across the province for expert tradespersons, it’s potential to work versatile hours that match together with your private or household commitments. Different alternatives embody travelling to many areas round BC if that pursuits you and choosing a bodily lively job outdoor as an alternative of sitting in an workplace.
Expert tradespeople have an thrilling journey forward of them. They’re the employees constructing our future buildings, sustaining the infrastructure we have to reside snug lives, and plenty of are main the way in which to discovering sustainable vitality options to mitigate the impression of local weather change and international warming. To be taught extra, take a look at the Careers in trades guide by the Canadian Apprenticeship Discussion board and set your self up for a profitable profession, and pay a go to to VIU’s Digital Trades and Utilized Expertise Expo.