BC survey finds success for former apprenticeship students

September 20, 2016

A survey of over 2,800 former apprenticeship students in BC has found that the completion of trades apprenticeship training leads to well-paying jobs. The survey found that 97% of these students were in the labour force compared to 82% of the BC population, and that 91% were employed. Employed students also were highly likely to be working full-time (98%), and respondents overwhelmingly stated that their employment was very or somewhat related to their in-school training (92%). “This survey shows that our support for the skilled trades is helping apprentices to find their fit in our diverse, strong and growing economy,” said Shirley Bond, BC Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour. BC