By , May 5, 2009


Glossary Of terms

Apprentice – Someone who learns mostly on the job under the direction of a qualified trades person

Apprenticeable trade – An occupation that requires provincially recognized certification. There are 150 apprenticeable trades in British Columbia

Apprenticeship training level – Program that satisfy the technical training requirements of an apprenticeable trade. Most trades have from two to five levels of training.

Articulation agreement – Agreement between the School Districts and post-secondary training institutions that lays out equivalency, dual credits and policies for the articulated programs

“Authority” – The Industry Training Authority, formed in 2004, is the legislated body that governs and develops the industry training system in British Columbia.

Challenge – Persons who have previous experience in a trade and can provide proof of having worked in that field for a minimum of one year can, at the request of the employer, take a placement examination which can enable them to start their technical training at a more advanced level

Dogwood diploma – High School completion diploma in British Columbia

Dual credit – Credits obtained from both the high school and the college for the same program when learning outcomes for both institutions have been met

Journeyperson – A person who has demonstrated both the practical and technical proficiency in a specific skilled trade and has obtained the required certification

Pathway – A focus area, group of courses intended to enhance career development

Red Seal – A Red Seal allows qualified trades persons to practice a trade in any province or territory in Canada. There are 45 trades with interprovincial endorsement.

Soft skills – Personal management skills such as attitudes and behaviors that drive one’s potential for growth and team work skills.

Ticket – A trade ticket is a certificate of qualification. A person with a trade ticket is also referred to as a journeyperson. A variety of safety tickets are also required to work in most trades.

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