STEP Programs

Location: ​Sandwick Technical School 

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

Times: Tuesday - Friday 9:00 to 2:30

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.

What students bring each day

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



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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.

Certifications and experience:

  • Ladder/ Scaffolding
  • Confined Spaces
  • Fall Arrest
  • Lockout
  • Forklift
  • Supervisor and Management Training
Additional Certifications outside the basic program
  • First Aid (Standard & OFA Level 1)
  • Ariel Scissor Lift Training
  • Construction Safety Training
  • Flagging



 Please contact the Work Experience office at you school for more information and to register​.