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Trades - Rewarding Careers

Industries throughout BC and around the world offer increasing opportunities for strong career growth for Trades professionals. Some indicators suggest up to 700,000 new jobs will open up in these areas over the next 10 years, reflecting an increasing demand for skilled Trades workers.

Northwest Community College (NWCC) offers Foundation and Apprenticeship Trades programs designed to maximize theoretical and practical skills applications in a variety of industries and create opportunities for employment in secure, well-paid and rewarding Trades careers.

Trades Programs - Foundation and Apprenticeship

Automotive Service Technician Foundation

Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship

Carpentry Foundation

Carpentry Apprenticeship

Certified Utility Arborist New!

Electrical Foundation

Electrical Appenticeship

Hairdressing New!

Heavy Mechanical Foundation

Heavy Equipment Operator Foundation

Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Apprenticeship

Intro to Trades New!

Millwright/Industrial Mechanic

Professional Cooking

Welder Training Programs

The provincial and federal governments have created a website specifically for the trades. Whether you are just embarking on your program or in your final year, you will need the right tools to help you look for a job, or start a business in the trades. At you can find links to information and web sites that will help you join the ranks of professional tradespersons.