Trades Programs Overview

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Comox Valley Schools in partnership with North Island College, Vancouver Community College, Camosun College, Keystone College and the (Industry Training Authority (ITA) offers many Trade Sampler, Train in Trades and Work In Trades programs for our school aged students. 
 
School District staff are committed to helping trades orientated students get started on their way to "earning while learning".
 
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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
 
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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 or in September following 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). 
 
Comox Valley Schools PAYS THE TUITION for these programs but does not cover any other fees.  For full information about each program, please visit their individual pages. 
 
 
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Youth Work in Trades (WRK 11A, 11B, 12A, 12B) allows students to begin the process of apprenticeship while still in school. As a​n 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.

 

Programs Offered for 2019-2020

Program

Length

months

Projected Program Dates

Prerequisites & Suggested Courses

check NIC

Grad Credits

Location

Aircraft Structures

10

September

C+ in English 11

C+ in FOM 11 or AW 11

Recommend: Metal, Wood, Draft

40

NIC

Campbell R

Auto Service Technician

8

September

C in English 10

Recommend: Auto,

Metal, Electronics

32

NIC

Campbell R

Auto Collision

5

Second Semester

Pass in Eng 10, pass AW10,

Recommend: Auto, Metal

20

Local shops, VCC

Carpentry

6

September

&

February

C in Eng 10

C in Math 10 or AW11 or FOM11

Recommend: Wood, Draft, Skills EX

24

NIC
Courtenay

Cook

5

February

C in Eng 10, C+ in AW10,

Food Safe Level 1

Recommend: Home- Ec courses

20

Camosun Courtenay

Electrical

6

September &

February

C+ in Eng 11, C+ in Pre-calc 11 or FOM11, Physics 11 recommended

Recommend: Electronics,

Skills EX, Draft

24

NIC

Campbell R

Electronics Core

+ Electrical

12

September

C+ in Eng 11, C+ in Pre-calc 11 or Foundations 11,

Recommend: Physics 11,

Electronics, Skills EX, Draft

40

NIC

Campbell R

Fabrication + Welding C

12

September

C in Eng 10

*70% on NIC Mtl Assessment

Metalwork, Draft

40

NIC

Campbell R

Hairdressing

9

September

& February

Admission Interview

Grade 12

36

Keystone

Academy

Heavy Duty Mechanics

8

September &

February

(No Feb 2020)

C in Eng 11, C+ in FOM 10, AW11, FOM 11

Recommend: Auto, Metalwork

36

NIC

Campbell R

Plumbing

6

September &

February

C in English 10; or C in two of Comp 10, CW 10, LS 10, NM 10, SL 10, EFPW 10, EFPLS 10, English FPNM10, and EFSL10
 
C in Math - one of PM 10, AW10,
WM 10, FPC 10, AM 11

28

NIC

Courtenay

Welding C

7

September &

February

C – Eng 10, C in FOM10, Pre-calc10 or AW 11 or FOM11

Recommend: Metal, Auto, Draft

28

NIC

Campbell R

Construction Trade Sampler

5

February

n/a

20

Vanier

Metal Mechanical Trade Sampler

5

 

February

n/a

20

Isfeld

Transportation Trade Sampler

5

February

n/a

20

Vanier

 
Resources for students, parents and teachers/counselors
CareerTrek Trades Train Careers In Trades Essential Skills