Apprentices & Training


The Building Trades of Alberta is dedicated to helping students and youth find meaningful and rewarding careers in the unionized skilled trades. You can start on the career path to becoming an apprentice while you’re in high school or anytime afterward. Essential skills training can help you upgrade. You can also earn while you learn.

Become an Apprentice: Build Together Local 488

Become an Apprentice

The need to fill looming gaps in the skilled trades labour supply as growing retirements and a recovering economy put new demands on supply is growing. The time to explore a rewarding career in the unionized skilled trades is now! BTA is here to help you navigate the unionized trades through our 18 locals unions and their state-of-the-art, world class training centres around the province.


Alberta is facing a shortfall of skilled building trades workers. Our locals have invested in new, state-of-the-art training facilities to handle the increased demand. The BTA affiliated unions provide the best safety training and skills training in the industry.

Training Benefits:

  • Learn your trade from highly-skilled, professional union journeypersons
  • Enjoy world-class training centres, for free
  • Earn while you learn, you get paid to get an education
  • BTA affiliate provides industry-recognized skills
Apprenticeship & Training