ELTT FAQs

The EJTC’s 15-week Entry Level course provides an introduction to the electrical trades. Graduates are then enrolled in the BC Apprenticeship program.

ELTT students receive a 10 weeks of paid work experience with an electrical contractor at the end of their training. To get the details on how to enter the program, go to our ELTT page.

The EJTC, with its training partners ACCESS Trades and SkillPlan, also offers an extended version of the Entry Level Trades Training course for students from Indigenous backgrounds. This course begins with eight weeks of Essential Skills training in math, science and reading, leading to the 15-week period of technical training.

Our Entry Level Trades Training (ELTT) course is now offered six (6) times a year: every January, March, May, July, September, and November – although we only advertise one course at a time. We do this because we do not keep a waiting list.

No. When we receive applications, we assume you are applying for the course currently being offered so be sure to check the dates carefully.

No. To apply, you must submit your transcripts showing successful completion of all three (3) prerequisite courses (English 12 or equivalent, Precalculus 11 and Physics 11).

No. As we are a Designated institution with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB), the minimum program admission requirements may not be waived by either the institution or the student. Therefore, we must make sure that you have the three (3) prerequisite courses or equivalent courses successfully completed. Foreign transcripts will need to be evaluated by a credential evaluation service. See www.bcit.ca/ices for more information. Please note that it takes approximately 4 weeks to obtain an evaluation report. This must be submitted to the EJTC as part of your complete package with your application form, transcript and resume before the application deadline.

This course is full-time day school – Monday through Friday (except holidays and Professional Development days). Hours for our January, May and September sessions are 8:00AM – 3:30PM. For our March, July and November sessions, hours are 7:30AM – 3:00 PM.

As class is always in session and because we cannot disturb them during school, we do not have opportunities for any tours at this time. We may be able to offer this in the future through information sessions and/or open houses.

Submit your official transcript(s) with your application form and resume. We are familiar with many of the course equivalents across most provinces. If we cannot verify that you meet the three prerequisites, you will need to have your transcript evaluated at that time. Please note that it is recommended that you submit your paperwork as soon as possible just in case your transcript needs to be evaluated. It takes approximately 4 weeks to obtain an evaluation report.

No. The ELTT course is a stand-alone public course with no guarantee of continued employment with the EJTC (IBEW L. 213). This course is designed to give the student an idea of what the electrical trade is about and what it’s like to be an electrical apprentice.

Successful completion of this course is equivalent to the first level of technical training in electrical apprenticeship in BC. Our electrical union contractors prefer to hire graduates from our program because not only have they have completed Level 1 technical training, they’ve also had 10 weeks of valuable work experience.

Although we cannot guarantee employment after the course, it should be noted that we do go through a selection process to choose the successful candidates for our class. We select full-time apprenticeship candidates from this program, based on work availability.

Our Electrical ELTT course is equivalent to Level 1 technical training per the ITA and has ten (10) weeks of paid work experience built into the 25-week program.

The process to apply for any type of funding must be first initiated by the student. This process can only be started once you have received confirmation of acceptance as a student from the EJTC. After that, yes, we will assist you with the completion of the required paperwork as needed per the funding agency.