Our Vision and Structure

Our Vision is to offer the finest trades training possible, to support national standards and ensure a strong electrical Industry.

Committee / Board Members

The Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC) is comprised of five union Directors from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 213, four contractor Directors from the Electrical Contractors Association of British Columbia (ECA of BC) and one contractor Director from the Marine Employers. The Directors provide their services on a voluntary basis without remuneration.

  • IBEW Local 213: The IBEW Local 213 is responsible for organizing in their jurisdiction, for collective bargaining, and for representing their members in matters arising out of employer/employee relationships.
  • ECA of BC: The ECA of BC is a province-wide organization working for the advancement of the electrical contracting industry.

IBEW Local 213 Representatives

  • Adam Van Steinburg EJTC Vice President
  • John Pesa EJTC Secretary-Treasurer
  • Jim Lofty
  • Sandra Brynjolfson
  • Rob Greer (Marine Sector)

IBEW Local 213 Alternate

  • Mike Logan

ECA of BC Representatives

  • Graham Trafford, Mott Electric EJTC President
  • Mark Bemister, Bemister Electric
  • Sean Murphy, Houle Electric
  • Brian Beddow, Western Pacific Enterprises

Marine Sector Management Representatives

  • Doug McLaren, Allied Shipyards

ECA of BC Alternates

  • Deborah Cahill, ECA of BC

Marine Sector Management Alternate

  • Dan Southern, Seaspan

Our Sponsoring Partners

The EJTC is the training and apprenticeship arm of the unionized electrical sector in B.C.’s Lower Mainland and Okanagan. Governed by a joint board representing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 213, the Electrical Contractors Association of BC and the BC Shipbuilding sector, the EJTC is a leader in apprenticeship, training, and innovation.

We take pride in the quality of our programs, delivery of training, management of over 750 apprentices, and of course, our state of the art training facility. IBEW 213 is a B.C.-based union local with more than 5,000 members. It is part of an international union with more than 750,000 members. IBEW 213 negotiates with electrical contractors and other employers to set wages and working conditions for IBEW members. It also works with employers to create safe worksites and advance the interests of women and other under-represented groups. The IBEW 213 office is the home of the BC Centre for Women in the Trades.

The ECABC’s members includes the leading electrical contractors in the B.C. construction industry. The agreements between the union and contractors provide a steady stream of funding for the EJTC’s training operations.

Our Industry Partners

The Construction Foundation is British Columbia’s trades and technology education charitable organization. Our network reaches across the province to engage thousands of young people as they explore and plan for their future. Our delivery model enables us to bring industry to the classroom to introduce young people to the various trades and technology careers that are available after graduation

Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society is designed to stimulate and support innovative labour market initiatives.

The Squamish Nation is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal peoples who lived in the present day Greater Vancouver area; Gibson’s landing and Squamish River watershed.

The BC Centre for Women in the Trades is working to eliminate the barriers faced by women in the trades by building a network committed to creating a culture of equality and equal opportunity. It is based at the IBEW 213 office, next door to the EJTC.

The BC Institute of Technology provides the in-class technical training for many EJTC apprentices. Because of our long relationship with BCIT, there are no wait times for EJTC trainees.

The Industry Training Authority sets the standards for BC skilled trades, issues certificates to apprentice graduates, and helps to fund programs like the EJTC’s Entry Level Trades Training program.

The Electrical Training Alliance, the largest electrical training organization in the world, is NETCO’s counterpart in the United States.

NETCO is an organization representing the EJTC and other IBEW-affiliated training schools at a national level in Canada.

E2Inc is a training affiliate of the EJTC, bringing the expertise of the EJTC to customers in many B.C. industries

Mentorship Matters is a joint venture between the EJTC and SkillPlan, providing mentorship training services to EJTC apprentices and to organizations across North America.

SkillPlan is a nationally recognized leader in workforce development. SkillPlan works with the EJTC to develop and deliver training courses.

CAF-FCA’s National Supporting Women in Trades in the task force struck a sub-committee devoted to the needs and priorities of tradeswomen. Which means more awareness about apprenticeships, fair hiring practices. Affordable day care, quality training, mentorship, workforce inclusion, safe and accessible washrooms.

CAF-FCA’s National Supporting Women in Trades in the task force struck a sub-committee devoted to the needs and priorities of tradeswomen. Which means more awareness about apprenticeships, fair hiring practices. Affordable day care, quality training, mentorship, workforce inclusion, safe and accessible washrooms