BCCDA Webinars


BCCDA holds educational webinars every second Wednesday of the month. Webinars are free of charge to the members of the association, as well as member agencies.

Do you have an idea for a webinar topic? Please submit your proposal


Our members can access recording of the past webinars via their membership portal.


Date: November 10th, 2022 at 12pm

Title: Career in Trades

Organized in collaboration with the Industry Training Authority (ITA)!

Industry Training Authority – soon to be Skilled Trades BC, leads and manages the Skilled Trades training system on behalf of British Columbia.

This comprehensive presentation will include an in-depth look at the following:

  • Who the ITA is

  • Barriers to a higher trade’s workforce

  • Trades in BC including top trades in demand

  • Benefits of careers in trades

  • What an Apprenticeship is and how to support your clients on the road to a trades career

  • Financial incentives

  • Inclusive supports

Presented by: Dave Coleman & Samantha Dyton

Dave holds a Certificate of Qualification as a floor covering installer and has a long history with the apprenticeship system in B.C. He has been an employer and a training director and has worked with many trades updating program standards throughout his career. Dave has worked with Indigenous groups, immigrants, high school students, and many others and has a strong network across the province.

Samantha holds a CCDP certification. Previously an employment counselor for the multi-barriered population, she has experience working both provincially and nationally with organizations. With respect for trades, Samantha now serves as an Apprenticeship Advisor for the Industry Training Authority, supporting individuals with a holistic approach in exploring entering the trades as a career choice and apprentices throughout the province.