"The trades aren't for dummies.
We are looking for those who like to work with their brains and their hads, who like variety, who would like oportunities to work almost anywhere, and who would like to work inside the office, and outside."
Source: 2015 BC Construction Industry Survey
Facts & Stats
• 24% or 560,000 BC workers are
employed in the trades
• 21% of Tradespeople are New Generation Trades (20-35 years)
• 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 4th Annual TRADES Expo is excited to offer the new generation of trades a place to learn and explore the trades, to find how to go from a laborer to a tradesperson, and to make important face-to-face connections with the real world of blue-collar trades.
No computer web-site to visit just real hands on trades. This year's event includes the Trade Zone, as wellas unique seminars, and opportunities to connect with employers and real tradespeople doing real job. The TRADES Expo offers a solid collection of 'blue-collar' trades representation under one roof.
Are you 20 - 35 years old?
Congrats. You are the new generation trade!
Learn how to increase your value and make more money.
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.
Attn: Contractors SPECIAL
Are you an owner/contractor looking for workers?
Attn: Skilled Tradespeople!
Are you willing to educate the 'new generation' on the real world of blue-collar trades?
Dates & Times
Fri. Nov. 4, 2016
Sat. Nov. 5, 2016
1190 Cornell Street
Abbostford, BC V2T 6H5
*Admission Includes access to
NEW Trade zone
Free admission for High Students with valid Student IDWhat's your trade?
Electrician - Residential
Electrician - Industrial
Mechanic - Auto
Mechanic - Equipment
Mechanic - Transportation
Pipefitter / Gasfitter
Roofer - Residential
Roofer - Commercial
In case we missed your trade. We'll add it to the list.