Skilled trades updates

A new skilled trades certification has been announced by the Province. Learn more about how it affects our gas and electrical clients.  

Skilled trades updates

A new skilled trades certification has been announced by the Province. Learn more about how it affects our gas and electrical clients.  

Mechanic in Training

Elevating Devices Mechanic Certification

Overview

A Mechanic-in-Training (MIT) is an elevating devices apprentice. If you are new to the trade and have not yet met the criteria to become certified as an Elevating Devices Mechanic - Class A, C, or H, you’ll need to register as an MIT to work in BC.

To become a MIT, you must:

  • Work for a licensed Elevating Devices contractor in BC, that matches the class you’re applying for

Once you are registered, you must enroll in an Apprenticeship Training Program within one year of becoming an MIT. You will then follow the relevant program outline:

You will also receive a Skills Passport to track and record workplace achievements, which will qualify as scope of work endorsements when you finish your apprenticeship and apply to become a certified Elevating Devices Mechanic. Your Skills Passport is an important living document that you will need to keep throughout your time as an MIT and as an Elevating Devices Mechanic.

You must renew your MIT certificate every year.

You must complete your Apprenticeship Training Program within a certain number of years. If you are an MIT Class A, you have up to 7 years to complete your training. If you are an MIT Class C or H, you have up to 5 years.

If you do not complete your training within the given timeframe, you will not be able to apply to become a certified Elevating Devices Mechanic.

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