SkillsPlus Maintenance Training

Lower Your Maintenance Costs:

SkillsPlus Training BC Housing, in partnership with BCNPHA, is offering training to develop the carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and janitorial skills of maintenance and site staff working with non-profit housing providers and Aboriginal communities. The modules, developed in partnership with Douglas College, are designed to better support the day-to-day work of building managers and maintenance staff in the social housing sector.

Training is open to maintenance workers, janitors and building managers of non-profit housing providers. Each module is comprised of Knowledge and Essential Skills components including problem solving, working with others and document use. The training is hands on, step by step, easy to follow and includes troubleshooting, “How To” guides and Health & Safety components. Participants may take one or all five modules if approved by your organization/manager.

Click for Frequently Asked Questions. Each module is 2 or 3 days in length. There is no fee to attend the sessions, which include refreshments and lunch. Travel costs and other related expenses are the responsibility of the society.

Registration and Module Dates/Locations 

Click on the links below to access module descriptions, upcoming dates, and registration. Advance registration is required – seating is limited, so register early! Sessions run throughout the year in the Lower Mainland. Electrical, plumbing and common building maintenance modules are now being offered outside the Lower Mainland (see links below for more details).

“Maintenance costs are an important budgetary consideration for every non-profit housing provider,” comments BCNPHA Research Director Jill Atkey. “Building the sector’s capacity to respond to maintenance calls internally not only lowers costs, but also delivers better service to tenants. I encourage Association members to participate in the SkillsPlus training.”