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Indigenous Trades: a sneak peak for students

As students look to the future that awaits them past the doors of our schools, the possibilities are truly endless. But sometimes the best way to navigate endless choice can be to better understand what some of the concrete options really are.

That’s why BCIT recently hosted an Indigenous focussed Trades Sneak Peak: an exclusive opportunity for students to experience trades training through “hands-on-in-the-shop” sessions … with the sessions highlighting industry overviews, training options and opportunities for employment.

And Tammy McArthur, the District’s Career Coordinator for our Trades and Apprenticeship Program, jumped at the chance to take some NWSS and SIGMA students to the day.

According to McArthur, the students really loved the process of getting to make the sample sheet metal tool boxes. And it was a great way to reinforce the goal of the whole program: that trades training equals opportunities!

For anyone who has questions about how trades training can start in high school, you can contact Tammy McArthur at