'On-line' not working
Employers having hard time
finding skilled trades
Apprentices can't find sponsors
Why...cause it's not reaching the largest group of skilled trades.
Trades do it different!
Facts & Stats
• 24% or 560,000 BC workers are
employed in the trades
• 2 out of 3 Tradespeople are 45+
• 37,000 apprentices in BC's Skilled
trades training system
• BC's overall Apprenticeship
completion rate is currently 34%
Sh*ts & Giggles Flipbook
Dedicated to the Trades
Welcome to the World of 'blue-collar' TRADES
This years 3rd Annual TRADES Expo is excited to offer an even larger and more diverse collection of 'trades' representation under one roof.
The TRADES Expo is aimed directly at future, new and existing tradespeople. Whether you are looking to connect with industry, employers, or are looking for personal gear, tools, training or certification programs, the TRADES Expo has something for you. Explore interactive exhibits, experience live demonstrations, learn at various seminars or hands on workshops, and connect face-to-face with industry, and other tradespeople.
Explore, experience, learn, and connect!
Check it out!
Connect - The 'grapevine'
Not on the computer. Connect face-to-face with other trades, employers and industry. Find out what's going on from direct sources - people and companies.
Demonstrations - Explore it!
Fri. Nov 7: 10am - 1pm
Learn about welding, electrical and marine and meet industry companies such as seaspan and employer services such as Work BC.
Sat.Nov. 7: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Learn about welding, electrical plumbing and airplane mechanic as well as ITA.
Skills Workshops - Concrete
Sat.Nov. 7: 11am - 1pm
First year of the workshops.
Are you an owner/contractor looking for seasonal workers?
Considering a trade?
Come and connect with real tradeswomen.
Ask your questions
face to face with the ladies that do the jobs.
Explore a Trade
Are you curious about becoming a tradesperson?
Come explore and speak with tradespeople.
See your future.
Dates & Times
Fri. Nov. 6, 2015
Sat. Nov. 7, 2015
1190 Cornell Street
Abbostford, BC V2T 6H5
Free admission for Students with valid Student ID
What's your trade?
Electrician - Residential
Electrician - Industrial
Mechanic - Auto
Mechanic - Equipment
Mechnic - Transportation
Pipefitter / Gasfitter
Roofer - Residential
Roofer - Commercial
In case we missed your trade. We'll add it to the list.