BCCCWITT Bursary & Project Grant

Bursary applications are currently closed & will reopen mid-April: Please follow @BCCWITT on social media for updates, & email info@bccwitt.ca if you have any questions. Thank you!

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BCCWITT Career Advancement Bursary

The BCCWITT Career Advancement Bursary provides funding for equity priority tradespeople of all genders, including tradespeople who are…

  • Indigenous
  • People of colour
  • 2SLGBTIAQ+
  • Immigrants
  • People with disabilities
  • Women

in British Columbia who are facing barriers in advancing in their trades journey, to help them access training, tools, certifications, networking, and educational opportunities.

The bursary is only for tradespeople already in a skilled trade, including journeys, TQs, apprentices, & tradespeople in non-apprenticeship trades.

For assistance starting in a skilled trade, please see the BCCWITT’s Trades Training & Employment program.

The BCCWITT Career Advancement Bursary provides funding once per fiscal year (April 1st – March 31st) per applicant. There is a four-week turnaround period to receive these funds, and there will be no reimbursement for funds spent before the date of this application.

BCCWITT considers funding requests of up to $1000 for supporting tradespeople in attending conferences; purchasing tools, workwear, and PPE; participating in courses (including technical trades training); and gaining qualifications that will assist in the progression of their careers in the skilled trades.

Applications are assessed by a committee of BCCWITT staff and funding decisions are made based on the applicant’s need, region, membership in equity priority groups, and whether they have previously received support from BCCWITT. The terms of this funding are subject to change at any time.

If you are seeking support to fund a skilled trades outreach project, please see our BCCWITT Project Grant.

 

Apply for the Bursary here

BCCWITT Project Grant

The BCCWITT Project Grant provides seed funding for Leaders in Trades program participants to organize, coordinate, and host initiatives that promote skilled trades careers to youth and equity priority people of all genders across British Columbia, and recruit them to the skilled trades.

This includes community members who are Indigenous, people of colour, 2SLGBTIAQ+, immigrants, people with disabilities, and women, and will help encourage people from these groups to pursue careers in the skilled trades sector in BC.

The Grant provides funding once per fiscal year (April 1st – March 31st) per applicant. There is a four-week turnaround period to receive these funds, and there will be no reimbursement for funds spent before the date of this application. The terms of this funding are subject to change at any time.

All applications must involve one of the skilled tradespeople within British Columbia who have participated in BCCWITT’s Leaders in Trades program. If you have a project idea and would like to connect with a Leaders in Trades participant near you, please reach out to BCCWITT at info@bccwitt.ca.

If you are a tradesperson that has not attending BCCWITT’s Leaders in Trades program and you are seeking funding for training, certifications, networking, and educational opportunities, please see the BCCWITT Career Advancement Bursary.

What is eligible for funding?

  • Interactive hands-on trade skills workshops
  • Trades-themed youth day camps
  • Production of skilled trades promotion materials such as a calendar, stickers, or colouring books
  • Networking events for connecting tradespeople with community members
  • Learning opportunities for youth and equity priority people of all genders across British Columbia, including people who are Indigenous, people of colour, 2SLGBTIAQ+, immigrants, people with disabilities, and women

Apply for the Grant here