Join the BC MST Apprenticeship in two easy steps:


Register with the Industry Training Authority of BC

The apprentice applicant and sponsor must BOTH register with the Industry Training Authority (ITA).

Apprentices in the MST trade in BC must be employed in the recreational marine industry, and be sponsored by an industry employer or an organization connected with the industry.

The recreational marine industry includes companies involved with recreational or light commercial vessel building, maintenance, or repair. This includes repair yards, boat builders, marinas and specialized yacht or pleasure craft products and services. If in doubt please contact us.

Enroll in the MST technical training program

Once registered with ITA, the apprentice enrolls in the technical training program at Quadrant.

Technical training is delivered in four levels (usually years) with weekly evening classes between September and May at our facilities in Sidney or Vancouver.

Every apprentice chooses at least 6 advanced competencies from a list of 61 possibilities. The choice of six competencies depends on the apprentice's interests, and the opportunities available in their workplace.