Work Force 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. 
An integral part of WTC12 is career awareness and the preparation, and support of students in their planning to secure or retain employment. To this end, educators will provide information to students about: why employers require basic certificates prior to employment the expectations and prerequisites for accessing a trade/apprenticeship, technology, engineering, or other career of interest job opportunities in high-demand employment sectors and the range of options within those sectors, and  the workforce training certificates valued by employers in a student’s chosen career or career area.
Expectations for Workforce Training Certificates 12 (WTC12) has the following expected outcomes:
  • Assist students with career and education planning.
  • Provide students with an opportunity to acquire workforce training certificates that will be recognized by employers.
  • Introduce students to a career or career sector, and the type of work involved in that career or career sector, through hands-on experience.
  • Enhance students’ existing interest in trades, technology, or other career areas.
  • Enhance students’ existing job-readiness skills, or provide opportunities for the development of new skills.
  • Assist students, including students in Youth Work in Trades (WRK), in finding employment or employer sponsors, or retaining employment/employer sponsors.
  • Allow students to satisfy the Applied Skills and/or Fine Arts 10, 11, or 12 graduation requirements under the 2004 Graduation Requirements.
  • WTC12 is expected to help provide students with smooth transitions from school to work, and to help prepare students to enter the world of work with the skills, attitudes, and sense of responsibility necessary to be successful.
As part of WTC 12 students can take many certifications
First Aid = OFA Level 1
  • 16 yrs. +
  • Full Day Attendance (Location TBD).
  • Advertised through Careers Office / School Announcements.

Food Safe

  • Full Day Attendance -  Glacier View School
  • Advertised through Careers Office/School Announcements.
Sandwick Technical Education Project (STEP) Program
 4 full days in a month
  • 3 different levels
  • Many certifications are covered (WHMIS, Fall Protection, Ladder/Scaffolding, Confined Spaces, Forklift, etc)
  • See your Careers Office for an application


Service/Tourism Industry Certifications (Currently being designed - Fall 2019)

  • Will consist of several service industry certifications
  • Runs out of Glacierview
  • See your Careers Office for more information and to express interest


 Job Readiness:The Job Readiness Certificate helps prepare students for employment through a combination of classroom instruction and practical activities over a 3 or 5 day workshop.  Some of the topics covered include:

  •  ​Applications
  • 'Life Skills' (dress, hygiene, etiquette)
  • Identification of skills, attributes and core competencies
  • How/where to look for a job
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • WorksafeBC (rights and responsibilities of employers and employees)
  • Employment Standards Act
  • Financial planning
  • Interview Skills
  • Success in the workplace
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict resolution
Trades Certifications 
(Based on Demand)
  • Ariel Scissor Lift
  • Confined Spaces
  • CSTS
  • Fall protection
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fork Lift
  • Ladder
  • OFA level 1
  • Scaffold
  • Standard First Aid
  • Transportation Endoresment
  • Flagging
Service Industry
  • Food Safe
  • Serving It Right
  • Super Host
  • Toastmasters
  • Barista