Material handling training at VCC

Posted on January 10, 2022

Warehouse material handling workers

Vancouver Community College (VCC) is pleased to offer a specialized, no-cost materials handling program for eligible applicants currently experiencing difficulties securing work.

Material Handling 4.0 (MH 4.0) is a comprehensive nine-week training program that provides employability and vocational skills training to equip participants for warehousing, forklift operations, material handling and other related roles. Seven weeks of classroom training uses a blended delivery model of in-person and on-line instructions followed by two weeks of paid work experience with a local employer. Technical training includes Forklift Operations and Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) through Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).

Funding for this program is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Future Skills Program.

Training schedule

January 24 – March 28, 2022 

(Schedule includes two weeks of work experience) 

Elegibility criteria

You may be eligible if you are:

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person(under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001,C.27) legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Living in British Columbia
  • Unemployed or Precariously Employed (working in unstable employment or self-employment with irregular work hours, unreliable remuneration to support self or family
  • 19 years or older
  • Not currently attending school or another funded training

 Priority will be given to clients from the following groups:

  • All underrepresented groups
  • Immigrants
  • Indigenous Peoples

and those who

  • Have no post secondary education
  • Are in receipt of Income Assistance

Fees and other costs

All tuition is covered and at no additional cost to the employer or individual participant.


Please email or call to register for an information session. 
Alena Worster, Program Assistant