Applications are submitted externally through the VCC website.
Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).
View upcoming training dates on TTC.
Not ready for an apprenticeship program? These Foundation (Pre-apprenticeship) programs may be of interest:
This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
For updated details regarding Baker, please review the ITA Accredited program profiles.
Individuals who wish to begin an apprenticeship in this program must register with the ITA along with their sponsors. Application forms for all programs are available from the ITA website. Online registration is also available for most programs though the ITA website.
Bakers are responsible for the production of all baked foods. This includes the preparation of bread, rolls, muffins, pies, pastries, cakes and cookies for retail and wholesale bakeries and restaurants.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It is normally completed over three years.
The technical training is offered in three levels. Each level is made up of four weeks (120 hours) for a total of 360 hours. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 5400 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 180 weeks of training.
(Please refer to the BC Curriculum Comparison Chart for course equivalents)
Individuals who hold the credentials listed below are entitled to receive partial credit toward the completion requirements of this program.