Key Stakeholders in the Electrical Apprenticeship Program


  • The apprentice must understand their responsibility to manage their own apprenticeship training program and the need to demonstrate that ownership through their participation, interest, care and respect for the trade. They must maximize the learning opportunities presented and take advantage of all of the skills, knowledge and experience that are being shared.

Various Employers, Companies and Industry Organizations

  • The business community usually will recognize its interest in any effort that will provide it with more and better workers, or make it easier and more likely to make a profit.  By the same token, it is likely to oppose efforts that it sees as costing it money or imposing regulations on it.

Faculty of Trades and Technology

  • Deliver instructional materials in both classroom and shop environments.
  • Facilitate learning and evaluate student progress, plan, organize and manage learning activities and resources in classroom and shop settings
  • Provide an industry perspective and serve as a mentor for a class of apprenticeship students.
  • Liaise with industry and keep up with industry developments.

British Columbia Institute of Technology

  • Providing a learner experience that supports learners as individuals, provides superior returns on their investment, and actively supports lifetime career success.
  • The success of employers by educating and training practitioners capable of being immediately productive, being a source of new ideas, and advancing the state-of-practice.
  • Being responsive and adaptive to the evolving needs of British Columbia, and prudently stewarding resources entrusted to it in a manner that provides the citizens of British Columbia with the best possible return on their investments.
  • Offers experiential and contextual teaching and learning with the interdisciplinary experiences that model the evolving work environment.
  • BCIT exercises its provincial mandate by collaborating with the post-secondary system and employers in activities that improve learner access and success.

Industry Training Authority

  • ITA works with employers, employees, industry, labour, training providers and government to issue credentials, manage apprenticeships, set program standards, and increase opportunities in the trades in B.C.

Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

  • A national program providing a standardized endorsement for specific occupations/trades and allowing for greater labour mobility across provincial / territorial boundaries. Upon successful completion of a Red Seal exam, a Red Seal endorsement is added to the provincial credential
  • Is a partnership between the Government of Canada, the Provinces and the Territories

Community at Large – Public Taxpayers

  • When widespread community support is needed, the community as a whole may be the key stakeholder
  • Apprenticeship training is funded out of Part II EI dollars; Employment Program of BC apprentice financial support. Managed by B.C.’s Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, these grants can help with your expenses while students attend in-school training

Provincial Government of British Columbia

  • Includes strategic research work undertaken on international best practices to inform the competency based development, province-wide consultation for field staff implementation, promotion of apprenticeship specifically with employers, and a youth strategy review with stakeholders to enhance and strengthen ITA’s programs

Federal Government of Canada

  • Labour Market Agreement; Bilateral agreements under which the federal government provides funding for specific labour market initiatives for which the province then assumes responsibility to design and deliver
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