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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".

Construction Electrician
Vancouver Island

Electricians lay out, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot, and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices, and related equipment in buildings and other structures.

They are employed by electrical contractors and maintenance departments of buildings and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

Individuals working in these professions typically have an interest in mechanical processes and wiring. They must have a good attention to detail and be able to conduct precision work. These workers also need to have good physical mobility and be able to work in high places. Workers in this group must also be able to distinguish colours to work with colour-coded wiring.

About the Trade
About the Training
About the Union

Pat O'Connell, Training Co-ordinator
Western Joint Electrical Training Society
#3 - 5666 12th Avenue
Delta, BC V4L 1C4
PHONE: (604) 948-9936
FAX: (604) 948-9956
EMAIL: [email protected]

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