Training Resources

 

Training Resources

ADULT LEARNING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

College of New Caledonia (CNC)

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Electric Utility Fundamentals (online course) Download Here

Online Request for Registration Form  Fillable Pdf

Phone Inquiries: 1-250-561-5801
Email: continuingedreg@cnc.bc.ca

Industry Training Authority (ITA)

https://www.itabc.ca

Phone Inquires: 778-328-8700
Toll Free in BC: 1-866-660-6011
Email: Customerservice@itabc.ca
Address: 8100 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC V6Y 3T6

Local Union 258 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

https://www.ibew258.bc.ca
Phone Inquiries: 604-520-3305 Toll Free: 1-877-520-3305
Fax: 604-522-3371
Email: info@ibew258.bc.ca
Address: Suite #140 8029 199 Street, Langley, British Columbia V2Y 0E2

IBEW Dispatch
Phone Inquiries: 604-524-3547
Email: Dispatch@ibew258.ca

BC Hydro Trades Training Centre

PLT Apprentice Services

Phone Inquiries: 604-543-1589
Fax: 604-598-2563
Address: 12591 82nd Ave (Lot B), Surrey, BC V3W 3E9
Email: TDTraining@bchydro.com

The Ascension Group

Apprentice RRSP Program Services

Phone Inquiries: 604-674-3453
Address: 2970 King George Blvd #13, Surrey, BC V4P 0E6
Email: mike@theascensiongroup.ca

Manulife

Phone Inquiries: 1-888-727-7766
Email: http://portal.manulife.ca/apps/groupretirement/login?lang=en

 

Apprentice Supplies

The Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook

Required Textbook Levels (1-4) 

The Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook – 13th Edition
Publisher: McGraw Hill  

www.amazon.ca
www.alexanderpublications.com

Tools, Gear Personal Protective Equipment

Linestar Utility Equipment
https://linestar.ca

Phone Inquiries: (604) 594-2701 Toll free1-866-594-2701
Address: 17949 Roan Pl, Surrey, BC V3S 5K1
Email: sales@linestar.ca

Financial Supports

Accessing Financial Support (WorkBC)

Applying for Employment Insurance EI Benefits:

 www.servicecanada.gc.ca 

Phone Inquiries (EI) 1-800-206-7218

Employment Insurance information for Apprentices: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/apprentices/ei-apprentices.html

Indigenous Support Programs

Right to Play

The First Nations Capacity Fund

Please click here to download more information.

Financial Support for Employers

Provincial Support for Employers

Training Tax Credits for Employers (Canada Revenue Agency) 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/income-taxes/corporate/credits/training/employer

Phone Inquires Tax Credits (Canada Revenue Agency) 1-800-959-8281
Email: ITBTaxQuestions@gov.bc.ca

Federal Support for Employers

Safety

WorkSafe BC

The following WorkSafeBC links offer information on regulations and policies in workplace:

Policies for the Workers Compensation Act
Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
Occupational Health and Safety Policies
Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines
WCB Standards
Other OHS legislation

The following WorkSafeBC links offer information on electrical regulations and guidelines in workplace:

OHS Regulation, Part 19, Electrical Safety
OHS Guidelines, Part 19, Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety Interactive Web Book

This interactive web book uses text and video to explain the dangers of working around and on energized low-voltage equipment and near high-voltage conductors. It is written for supervisors and workers who work around and with electrical equipment and near power lines.

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation

BC OHS Regulation MOBILE APP

 The OHS Regulation mobile app allows you to search and browse the Workers Compensation Act and the OHS Regulation, Policies, Guidelines, and WCB Standards on your mobile device. Because it loads directly onto the device, you can access the information even if there is no cell phone or Internet service available — for example, on a ferry, on a construction site, on a remote worksite, or in the basement of a building. You will also receive notifications when regulatory updates are available so you can stay up to date.

Download Available for iOS and Android

Enhancing health & safety culture & performance

Your workplace’s health and safety culture, proactive management of health and safety, and health and safety performance are interlinked. Building a strong health and safety culture will have a positive impact on your workers, your bottom line, and public perception.

Safety Culture (HSE UK) 

BC Hydro

BC Hydro Electrical-Safety: https://www.bchydro.com/safety-outages/electrical-safety/worker-training/trades.html

BC Hydro: PUBLIC SAFETY LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Get the safety training you need
Free Online course length: 45 minutes
Computer and audio required

Begin the online Electrical Safety for Trades course (English)

Free Online course
Length: 30 minutes
Computer and audio required

Begin the WorkSafeBC’s 30M33 Process training

Plan your work, know your limits, and stay back
Download BC Hydro 3 keys of electrical safety poster for your worksite

BC HYDRO’S KNOW YOUR POWER LINES – INFOGRAPHIC VIEW NOW

Get the safety training you need

  • Occupational First Aid Level 1
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Confined Space
  • Young/New Worker Orientation
  • Fall Protection

Course and Programs https://www.traumatech.com/
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Publications/ Industry Articles Podcast

Journal of Commerce by ConstructConnect

INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES OP-ED: A closer look at B.C.’s line trade apprenticeship-mentorship model by Lindsay        Langill March 11, 2020

https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/news/labour/2020/03/industry-perspectives-op-ed-a-closer-look-at-b-c-s-line-trade-apprenticeship-mentorship-model

A podcast for all workers in the powerline industry

Hosted by- Ryan Lucas

https://www.powerlinepodcast.com

Local 258 IBEW Hotline

Powering BC Through Excellence in Training

The Joint Line Apprenticeship Training Association has the managerial oversight for the program to assure Apprentices in the Powerline Technician Apprenticeship Program are provided the best training and learning experience within the trade.