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The Peace Region gets new Industry Training Authority (ITA) Apprenticeship Advisor

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NORTHEAST B.C. – Peace Region gets new Industry Training Authority (ITA) Apprenticeship Advisor, Pam Eales.

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) has introduced Apprenticeship Advisors as on-the-ground resources for apprentices and employer sponsors. In northeastern B.C. the advisor is Pam Eales. Eales was a long time employee of Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek with a broad knowledge of trades and apprenticeships training.

In the ITA apprenticeship advisor role, Eales will provide support and guidance for apprenticeship and is encouraging employers, apprentices or foundation students to contact her when there are questions. Scheduling an on-site appointment can also be arranged.

– Why would you choose to contact or schedule an appointment with an apprenticeship advisor?

An apprenticeship is all about learning and training so that you gain the skills you need to excel in your chosen profession. Completion of an apprenticeship has several components to acquiring a trade certification. To understand all of these apprenticeship components you need to feel confident in what you are deciding. An apprenticeship advisor can help you understand these various apprenticeship components.

Examples of frequently asked questions:

1. Resources which are available to help you prepare for the Red Seal or Certification exam.
2. The requirements to achieve a trade certification.
3. The transfer credit of technical training and/or work-based hours to registration in another trade.
4. Government grants or tax credits to assist in covering the cost of your apprenticeship training.
5. Financial supports which may be available for in-school technical training.
6. Sponsorship tax credits or Apprenticeship job creation grants.
7. How many hours are completed in your apprenticeship – i.e. recorded work-based hours in Direct Access.
8. What steps should be taken if I no longer have a sponsor to complete all of my work-based hours.

Pam’s main office location is the Community Futures Office, 904 102nd Ave Dawson Creek.
She can be reached at 250.782.0002 or by email at