Sandwick Technical School offers students in grade 10 to 12 the opportunity to spend one day per week, for 6 weeks, learning job readiness skills that employers are looking for. We have six students per day making concrete picnic tables and memorial benches, which we sell. This provides a real working experience as the students are making a product for the market place.Students can also obtain various workforce training certificates such as WHIMIS while attending the program. Some students choose to return to Sandwick for an extended practicum where they take on a supervisory role.
Workforce Training Certificates
Workforce Training Certificates 12 (WTC12) is an elective course, developed to provide students with the opportunity to participate in workforce training opportunities while in high school. This course will allow students to complete one or more training certificates that support their personalized learning plan and increase their ability to successfully transition to the paid workforce. This program guide sets out those standards and competencies. The Workforce Training Certificates 12 Program Guide was developed by the Ministry of Education in consultation with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and BC educators to ensure that it establishes best practices in the awarding of graduation credit for the earning of workforce training certificates.
- Ladder safety
- Fall Arrest
Bridge Build Project: Students came to Sandwick to demolition and reconstruct a bridge located in the Merville area. Students had the opportunity to work off site on the demolition of the bridge and then help reconstruct it both at Sandwick Technical school and at the bridge site. Lots of hands on experience as well as safety training.