CITO BC Construction Industry Training Organization (CITO) provides industry leadership in training which results in the right number of workers, with the right knowledge and skills, developed to the right standards, and available at the right time for the right needs.
CITO is an Industry Training Organization (ITO), registered as a not-for-profit legal entity, which is accountable to the Industry Training Authority(ITA). The ITA is the provincial crown agency responsible for overseeing B.C.'s industry training and apprenticeship system, providing a skilled workforce for industry and career development opportunities for British Columbians.
"To build a strong training culture within the construction industry"
Culture is at the core of what motivates an organization or industry. Culture leads strategy in terms of behavior and any change within an organization or industry must start with addressing the culture. A strong training culture will support traditional training for those who use the apprenticeship system and will be inclusive of other companies and groups who have alternate needs. Culture encompasses the whole spectrum of the training system from philosophy to delivery.
"To make training good business"
The mission is the "how to" mechanism. It is the core philosophical statement that characterizes the organization’s motivation and behaviour with regard to the methodology that will be employed to realize the vision. Making training "good business" means that there is a return on investment to employers, apprentices, trainees, and to the community at large. CITO’s strategic plan will create a rationale for all participants to benefit from the training system.