Persons with Disabilities in Trades

This program delivers training and supports for persons with disabilities to reduce barriers and secure or advance in their employment in the trades.

Eligible Participants

There are two program types, each with different eligibility:

Persons with Disabilities in Trades
Unemployed or precariously employed British Columbians who self-identify as a person with a disability and who may have experienced barriers to training and employment.

Persons with Learning Disabilities in Trades
British Columbians who self-identify as living with a learning disability or impairment which may or may not have been formally diagnosed as a learning disability and are:
  • enrolled in a pre-apprenticeship program or ITA Foundation technical training program; or
  • a registered apprentice in an ITA designated apprenticeship program; or
  • approved to challenge an ITA Certification Exam.
Note: If you are unemployed or precariously employed, you are also eligible for programs for persons with disabilities in trades.
 

Services


Persons with Disabilities in Trades
Participants may receive employment assistance services to prepare to enter or re-enter the workforce, skills training, and additional or specialized supports such as disability-related technology and accommodations, assistive technology skill-building services, a reading device and reading software, mentorship, work experience opportunities, transportation, personal protective equipment and tools.
 
Persons with Learning Disabilities in Trades
Participants may receive assistive technology skill-building services, a reading device and reading software to reduce barriers to completing their trades training courses due to a learning disability in the area of reading, including reading comprehension challenges for English language learners. 

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