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Skilled Trades and Technology Week

Posted on November 5, 2013

It’s Skilled Trades and Technology Week in Canada and at Vancouver Community College we know there are no tricks of the trade, just the right tools for the trades.

Trades and technology programs at VCC include baking and pastry arts, Asian culinary arts, professional cooking, hair design, esthetics, digital graphic design, drafting, transportation trades, and networking technology.

Here are just a few recent highlights of successes in VCC’s trades training areas:

  • VCC opened a brand new Salon & Spa for students to train in hair design and esthetics
  • VCC was recognized in the Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver issue for excellence in culinary arts training
  • Ten VCC students won the opportunity to compete at the Skills Canada trades competition in 2013
  • VCC won a Consumer Choice Award for best trade school in Vancouver, annual awards that recognize and promote business excellence across Canada

“We’ve always known VCC offers high-quality training in relevant, in-demand vocations,” says Sandra Bailey, dean, transportation trades. VCC is widely recognized for its commitment to student success, Bailey explains, adding that that many employers look for talented VCC graduates to fill positions. “Faculty and staff at VCC go the extra mile to deliver unparalleled, hands-on training.”

Baljinder Sabrao, a student in heavy duty/commercial transport foundation, characterizes the curriculum at VCC as practical and hands-on. “Our instructors explain technical terms and theory in a way we can understand, plus they help students map out their own specific career goals.”

Interested in a career in the trades? Sign up for an upcoming info session today.