Location: ​Sandwick Technical School 

Address: 2947 Rennison Rd, Courtenay​
Phone: 250-334-2520

Times: Monday – Thursday 9:00 to 2:30pm

Duration: 4 weeks (1 day per week)

Cost: Free

What is STEP?

STEP is a program that introduces students to the construction trades industry through hands on experiences in a realistic work environment.   Students will gain experience in various construction trades industries such as: Electrical, Carpentry, Welding and Concrete.  Throughout the program(s) students will work towards certifications that are needed to work in the construction trades industry Skills Ready BC

What students bring each day

  • Lunch
  • Appropriate dress for work (clothes you do not mind getting dirty)
  • Positive attitude & work ethic


STEP ONEroofing
Shop orientation, personal safety, tool safety & experience, basic electrical & carpentry, certifications and an introduction to concrete.

Shop, tool/equipment safety & experience, electrical, construction framing, metal fabrication, certifications, concrete and an introduction to forklift.


Forklift certification, supervisor and management certification, various special projects in  electrical, carpentry, metal fab or concrete.

Please visit your Careers Office for an application form. Once your have submitted it you will work with your Careers Coordinator to secure your dates.

Sandwick STEP 1 Application

Sandwick STEP 2 Application

Sandwick STEP 3 Application

  • Ladder/ Scaffolding
  • Fall Arrest
  • Lockout
  • Forklift
  • Supervisor and Management Training
  • First Aid (Standard & OFA Level 1)
  • Ariel Scissor Lift Training
  • Construction Safety Training
  • Flagging