PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS (From NIC website)

During the 24-week program, you will participate in enhanced Level 1 theoretical training, including lab work which enhances your learning of introductory electrical theory through the application of this new knowledge. You will learn how to correctly and safely use measuring instruments (meters), power supplies and other electrical equipment.

While learning about electrical theory, you will learn how to safely and correctly use common hand and power tools, supplies, electrical components and devices, equipment and specialty tools in a manner that a Year 1 apprentice is expected to know when working in residential and light commercial construction.

You will learn the interpretation of the latest edition of the Canadian Electrical Code and how these modern wiring techniques are being used in the residential and light commercial construction industries.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Employment opportunities for Construction and Electrician Red Seal tradespersons exist in residential; commercial and industrial electrical construction; electrical maintenance and service; industrial electrical and electronic process controls; HVAC systems maintenance and installation; marine electrical work; gas and electric utilities and others.

Construction electricians install equipment and wiring in new housing, shopping centres, condominiums, townhouses, office buildings, schools, hospitals, factories, processing plants, mills, mines, manufacturing plants, sub stations, etc.

Past graduates have worked for companies in town such as;
Apple Electric, Aiki Electric, Alborz Electric Inc, Drewry Electrical, Houle Electric Limited, JE Electrical Contracting, Jet Electric, Muchalat Construction

APPRENTICESHIP DETAILS

A Construction Electrician apprentice must complete a four-year program including 6000 workplace hours and 1200 in-school hours of training completed in four levels of training, each for ten 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.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

North Island College
(Campbell River Campus)
1685 S Dogwood St

Campbell River, BC

  1. Meet with the Career Teacher at your school
  2. Plan your Grade 11 & 12 classes
  3. Complete a SD71 District Train In Trades Application
  4. Meet with a Work Experience coordinator to set up a work experience placement
  5. Sign up for S.T.E.P.
  6. Apply for a Trades Sampler program
  7. Meet with your school counselor to ensure you are programmed into the right 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

Grade 12

English 10
Math 10
CLE 10/Elective 10
Elective 10/Elective 10

English 11
Science 11 (Physics 11 Preferred)*
Socials 11 or 12 *
Elective 11 (CLE11*)
English 12
CLC/Capstone
*Grade 11 Academic?
Elective 12
Socials 10
Science 10
PE10
Elective 10/Elective 10
Construction Trades Sampler
(Includes WorkPlace Math 11)
or
Other Electives/Courses

NIC Electrical Program
(Campbell River Campus)

Counts as Grade 12 Electives

G.P. Vanier Career Office

Phone: 250-338-2110
Career Teacher: Ross Jamison
Career Coordinator: Kelley Giorgianni

Mark R. Isfeld Career Office

Phone: 250-334-4628
Career Teacher: Peter Lineger
Career Coordinator: Randy James

Highland Career Office

Phone: 250-339-5525
Career Teacher: Jacques Nijhof
Career Coordinator: Tracey.MvKinney

Glacier View Career Office

Phone: 250-338-2752
Career Coordinator: Dawn Stevens

District Trades Coordinator

Steve Claassen
Cell: 250-897-5632
Email: Steve Claassen@sd71.bc.ca

TRADES PROGRAM APPLICATION FORMS

If 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)