PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS (From NIC website)
NIC’s 24-week Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Certificate is the standard provincial program for entry into the carpentry trade and is well-recognized by the residential and commercial building industries. During the program, you will develop the carpentry skills and knowledge needed for employment in the construction industry.
Carpenters work on projects such as; Hospital, bridges, Residential & Commercial construction, School’s, etc.
Past graduates have worked for companies in town such as;
AFC Construction, Bohmer Construction, Broadstreet Properties Ltd, Habitat For Humanity, Integra Homes, Kinnetic Construction, Knappet Industries, Lacasse Construction, Man & Marks Construction, Muchalat Construction, Nelson Roofing & Sheet Metal, School District #71,
A carpentry apprentice must complete a four-year program including 6480 workplace hours and 720 in-school hours of training completed in four levels of training, each for six weeks. After completion and achievement of a passing grade, the apprentice will hold the B.C.Certificate of Apprenticeship, B.C. Certificate of Qualification, and the Inter provincial Standard Endorsement also known as Red Seal.
North Island College
(Comox Valley Campus)
2300 Ryan Rd,
How do I get started?
- Meet with the Career Teacher at your school
- Plan your Grade 11 & 12 classes
- Complete a SD71 District Train In Trades Application
- Meet with a Work Experience coordinator to set up a work experience placement
- Sign up for S.T.E.P.
- Apply for a Trades Sampler program
- Meet with your school counselor to ensure you are programmed into the right courses
How should I timetable my courses?
Below is a sample timetable showing the pathway and required courses needed between Grade 10 – 12 so a student could take the North Island Carpentry Foundation Program in their Grade 12 year.
|Grade 10||Grade 11||
Socials 11 or 12 *
Elective 11 (CLE11*)
*Grade 11 Academic?
Elective 10/Elective 10
|Construction Trades Sampler
(Includes WorkPlace Math 11)
NIC Carpentry Program
Counts as Grade 12 Electives
Who can/do I talk to?
G.P. Vanier Career Office
Mark R. Isfeld Career Office
Highland Career Office
Glacier View Career Office
Career Coordinator: Dawn Stevens
District Trades Coordinator
Email: Steve Claassen@sd71.bc.ca
TRADES PROGRAM APPLICATION FORMSIf you will complete any of the following applications digitally, make sure you download and save them to your computer first before completing. You can use the Fill & Sign feature in Adobe Acrobat Reader to sign it.
FILLABLE - District Application - Trades 2020 (Can be done at home and brought to Careers Teacher)
FILLABLE - Grade 12 SLP - Fall 2020 (Can be started at home and brought to Careers Teacher)
ITA Youth Train In Trades Application Form (To completed once accepted to program)
NIC Trades Application -Sample Only (See a school's Careers Department for actual one)