myBCITO tools grant

One of the biggest costs for students starting an apprenticeship is the purchase of tools. 

To help offset this expense we have created a Tools Grants for new apprentices who have engaged with us through myBCITO, BCATS or Gateway.

Applications for 2019 are now closed.

Tools Grant

How many grants are available?

Thirty (30) myBCITO tools grants are available annually. You can only receive a MyBCITO tools grant once.

How much are the grants worth?

Each grant is for $1,000 incl GST (if applicable).

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for this grant you must be a current apprentice and have signed into an apprenticeship after 1 September 2018, or be looking to sign-up in the next 6 months, you must also have completed one of the following:

  • have joined the myBCITO community before commencing your apprenticeship (BCITO will have a record of this); OR
  • have undertaken a BCITO BCATS or Gateway programme in 2018 or 2019

What can the grant be used for?

You can use the myBCITO tools grant to put towards the purchase of tools and equipment needed for your BCITO trade apprenticeship.

How do you apply?

Applications can be made by completing and submitting the myBCITO Tools Grant Application, along with a portfolio of information. 

Your portfolio should include

  • evidence of your current situation and how you are eligible for the scholarship
  • an explanation of how the scholarship will help you reach your career goals
  • a description of what tools you will purchase with the grant and any supporting evidence of the cost

When should applications be made?

Check back here in September/October 2020.

How will applications be considered?

All applications will be considered by a member of BCITO’s Managerial Team (ELT). ELT may request additional information from you or your Training Advisor. Successful applicants will demonstrate how well the intended use of the funds, meets the purpose of the grant. All decisions made will be final.

How and when will applicants be notified?

All applicants will be notified whether their application has been successful or not by mail or phone within one month of the managers meeting held immediately after applications close. 

Those awarded grants will her their name published in BC News and must also be available for media interview if required.

How are grants claimed once they are awarded?

If you are already an apprentice

You don't need to do anything further. Payment will be made direct to your specified bank account within two months of the grant being awarded. 

If you are not yet an apprentice

You must sign-up into an apprenticeship within six months of being awarded the grant. 

Once your sign-up is complete you will need to email [email protected] to notify them that you have signed into a BCITO apprenticeship and claim your grant. 

Payment will be made direct to your specified bank account.

Grant recipients must keep receipts for at least twelve (12) months and present them to BCITO on request.

Want to know more?

Email BCITO Marketing