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Material handling training at VCC

Posted on August 20, 2021

Warehouse material handling workers

Vancouver Community College (VCC) is pleased to offer a specialized, no-cost materials handling program for eligible applicants currently experiencing difficulties securing work.

Material Handling 4.0 (MH 4.0) is a comprehensive nine-week training program that provides employability and vocational skills training to equip participants for warehousing, forklift operations, material handling and other related roles. Seven weeks of classroom training uses a blended delivery model of in-person and on-line instructions followed by two weeks of paid work experience with a local employer.

Funding for this program is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Future Skills Program.

Training schedule

Cohort 1: October 18 – December 17, 2021
Cohort 2: January 24 – March 28, 2022 

(Schedule includes two weeks of work experience) 

Elegibility criteria

You may be eligible if you are:

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person (under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, C. 27) legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Living in British Columbia
  • Unemployed or precariously employed (working in unstable employment or self-employment with irregular work).
  • 19 years or older
  • Not currently in high school, college or university

 Priority will be given to clients from the following groups:

  • All underrepresented groups
  • Immigrants
  • Indigenous Peoples

Fees and other costs

All tuition is covered and at no additional cost to the employer or individual participant.

Important information

Applicants must have access to a computer or a laptop with Windows 10, high speed-internet/Wi-Fi, and audio/video.

Application process

All eligible participants must attend an information session to apply for the program.

To register for the upcoming information session, please email Alena Worster at 


Alena Worster, Program Assistant
604.871.7000 ext.8751