Interested in trades and technical careers? Explore programs and resources available in B.C. through the Get Skills Tool.
Educational success is realized when you know what you want from your education and where you can get it. Because there are many high-quality academic, technical and career education options in B.C., you need to be informed in order to make the best choice.
Life-long learners benefit by building a personalized learning plan – one that helps them achieve both personal and career goals. Start building your plan by considering:
Before you decide on a program or institution, it’s also important to:
Use these tools to help build your personalized learning plan.
Use WorkBC to learn about B.C.’s key industries and the demand for specific skills. Find information that will help you determine which job, career or profession is best for you.
Program completion often means that students are awarded a credential or designation. Credentials awarded in B.C. include certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters’ degrees and doctorate degrees.
Make sure the program you select offers a credential that meets both your learning objectives and career goals. Use Education Planner to find out which institutions offer the type of credential programs you need.
Be an informed student. Only authorized public and private post-secondary institutions in B.C. can offer degrees. If you are unsure about whether an institution is authorized, please check the list of institutions NOT authorized to grant degrees in British Columbia before making any decisions about enrolment.
Many trades and professional careers in B.C. are governed by licensing and regulatory bodies. Review “Permits and Licences” in the B.C. Government Service Finder or learn more about requirements for:
If you’re craving more information, use post-secondary data to find out about: