Trades Programs Overview

Train In Trades Programs Offered for 2022/2023

(Updated September 2022)

Aircraft Structures

Aircraft Structures

Months: 10
Start Date: September
Credits: 40
Location: NIC Campbell River
Entrance: C+ English 11, C+ Math 11

Recommended classes to take:
Woodwork, Drafting, Metalwork, Trades Sampler

Carpentry Foundation

Carpentry Foundation

Months: 6
Start Date: February
Credits: 24
Location: NIC Courtenay
Entrance: Pass English 11, Math 11

Recommended classes to take:
Woodwork, Youth Explore Skills Course, Drafting, SD71 Construction Trades Sampler

Electrical Foundation

Electrical Foundation

Months: 6
Start Date: September & February
Credits: 24
Location: NIC Campbell River
Entrance: C+ English 11, C+ PREC11 or FOM11

Recommended classes to take:
Electronics, Physics 11, Youth Explore Skills Course, Drafting, SD71 Construction Trades Sampler

Plumbing & Pipefitting

Plumbing & Pipefitting

Months: 6
Start Date: February
Credits: 24
Location: NIC Comox Valley
Entrance: Pass English 11 & Math 11

Recommended classes to take:
Metalwork, Youth Explore Skills Course, Drafting, Construction Trades Sampler

Auto Collision

Auto Collision

Months: 5
Start Date: Semester 2
Credits: 20
Location: Local Shop/Online or NIC
Entrance: Pass English 11 & Math 11

Recommended classes to take:
Auto, Metal, Transportation or Metal Trades Sampler

epprentice Cook

epprentice Cook

Months: 5
Start Date: February
Credits: 20
Location: Local Restaurant/Isfeld/Online
Entrance: Pass English 11 & Math 11, Food Safe

Recommended classes to take:
Home- Ec courses or Cafeteria (Vanier) PLUS be working in a Restaurant

Hair Dressing

Hair Dressing

Months: 5
Start Date: February
Credits: 24
Location: Foundation Hair Salon and Academy
Entrance: English 12 & all other grad requirements

Recommended classes to take:
Business/Tourism related courses, Art or Graphic courses, Chemistry 11 (not mandatory)

Metal Fabrication

Metal Fabrication

Months: 8
Start Date: September
Credits: 24
Location: NIC Campbell River
Entrance: Pass English 11 & Math 11

Recommend:
Metalwork, Drafting, Metal Trades Sampler

Auto Service Tech

Auto Service Tech

Months: 8
Start Date: September / February
Credits: 32
Location: NIC Campbell River
Entrance: Pass English 11, Pass Math 11

Recommended classes to take:
Auto, Metal, Electronics, Transportation Sampler

Electronics Core

Electronics Core

Months: 10
Start Date: September
Credits: 40
Location: NIC Campbell River
Entrance: C+ English 11, C+ Math 11

Recommend classes to take:
Physics 11 (not required), Electronics/Robotics, Youth Explores Course, Drafting, Programming,

Heavy Mechanical

Heavy Mechanical

Months: 9
Start Date: September & February
Credits: 36
Location: NIC Campbell River
Entrance: Pass English 11 & Math 11

Recommend classes to take:
Automotive, Metalwork, Electronics, Power Mechanics, Transportation Sampler

Welding

Welding

Months: 7
Start Date: September & February
Credits: 28
Location: NIC Campbell River
Entrance: Pass English 11 & Math 11

Recommended classes to take:
Metalwork, Drafting, Metal Trades Sampler

Comox Valley Schools in partnership with North Island College, Camosun College, Keystone College, Vancouver Community College, and Vancouver Island University and the (Industry Training Authority (ITA) offers many Trade Sampler, Train in Trades and Work In Trades programs for our school aged students.

TRADES SAMPLERS are a great way for students in grade 11 and/or 12 to gain experience and sample a variety of trades before committing to a full Youth Train in Trades program at a post secondary institution. The following Trades Samplers are offered in Comox Valley schools;

  • Construction Trades Sampler – G.P. Vanier Secondary
  • Transportation Trades Sampler – G.P. Vanier Secondary
  • Metal Mechanical Trades Sampler – Mark R. Isfeld Secondary

TRAIN IN TRADES PROGRAMS are full time programs offered by a Post Secondary Institution and follow the ITA’s curriculum. Typically, most students enter the Train in Trades programs in Semester 2 of their Grade 12 year. However, some motivated students that have planned accordingly may also enter the program in September of Grade 12 (ie take English 12 in Semester 2 of their grade 11 year). Entry at the beginning of Grade 12 is needed for certain programs such as; Aircraft Structures, Auto Service Technician, Electronics Core (with Electrical) and Heavy Mechanical Foundation as they are typically only offered with a September start.

Comox Valley Schools SPONSORS THE TUITION for these programs but does not cover any other fees. For full information about each program, please visit their individual pages.

The Ministry Of Education has changed it funding model and SD71 will NO LONGER BE ABLE TO SPONSOR students past Grade 12 by paying their tuition unless their is an exceptional circumstance that has been pre-approved by the Ministry of Education well in advance.

YOUTH WORK IN TRADES (WRK 11A, 11B, 12A, 12B) allows students to begin the process of apprenticeship while still in school. As an YWT student, you’ll “earn while you learn” and graduate from the YWT program with 16 high-school credits and 480 work-based training hours that count towards your trade credential. There is also the potential of a $1000 award.

Contact Murray Shold if you are currently working with a with a journey person who would be willing to work with you as an apprentice.

YOUTH WORK IN TRADES (WRK 11A, 11B, 12A, 12B) allows students to begin the process of apprenticeship while still in school. As an YWT student, you’ll “earn while you learn” and graduate from the YWT program with 16 high-school credits and 480 work-based training hours that count towards your trade credential. There is also the potential of a $1000 award.

Contact Murray Shold if you are currently working with a with a journey person who would be willing to work with you as an apprentice.