Find A Trade

We want to make sure you have an opportunity to look around the building trades for a bit... find out as much as you can... and then make a decision that works for you.

To get you started, we've built this portal to help you explore. Simply use the tools below to select a trade you want to explore and where you live — the resulting page will give you info that includes:

  • About the Trade: with information provided by the BC Industry Training Authority, the national Red Seal program, and BC WorkFutures (with details on working conditions, main duties and career paths).
  • About the Training: where you can find approved training, along with info on grants and other financial assistance.
  • About the Union: find out what union you'll belong to and what it can do for you.

How to use the tool

It's easy. Just use the drop-downs to select a trade and region. You'll get the most results if you leave the region set to "Any".

Truck and Trailer Mechanic

BC WorkFutures has no description. This is from the BC Industry Training Authority:

Truck and Trailer Mechanics or "Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanics" diagnose, repair and service highway buses and trucks. They work for commercial transport vehicle dealers, garages and service stations. A Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic is designated as a Truck and Transport Mechanic under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program.

These mechanics work on the mechanical, electrical and electronic components of vehicles. This includes the fuel, brake, steering and suspension, transmission, emission control and exhaust, and cooling and climate control systems. Some mechanics specialize in one or more of these systems.

Many commercial mechanics - particularly those in fleet maintenance and emergency repair - will work outside in all types of conditions. Other work is carried out within shops.

Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanics are required to use computerized diagnostic equipment to do preventive maintenance and test vehicle performance. They also work on mechanical and electronic components and do scheduled maintenance, such as oil changes and tune-ups

About the Trade
About the Training
About the Union

Operating Engineers Training Plan
#300 - 4333 Ledger Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3T3
PHONE: (604) 299-7764
FAX: (604) 473-5237
EMAIL: [email protected]

Brad Randall, Administrator
EMAIL: [email protected]

Andy Johnson, Curriculum Coordinator
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Jeff Gorham, Training Coordinator
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Randy Grisewood, Training Coordinator
EMAIL: [email protected]

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