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Trades Programs

Youth Train in Trades:

Are you interested in trades?
Want to get year one of trades training under your belt—for free?

Camosun’s Foundation and Level 1 programs are run through the South Island Partnership. This means SD62 high school students can gain access to level 1 and Foundation programs for free while still in high school!

Students must be school aged and a student in SD 62.

Students can earn between 12-24 high school credits.

Program lengths vary, but in most cases Level 1 is available for apprentices as a 7 week option. For new students to a trade there are foundation programs available from anywhere between 25-40 weeks.

Pre-requisites vary, but most often 60% in Math 11 & Eng 11 with a 30 hour work experience in the related area are required.

For more information please visit your Careers Teacher, and visit:
Camosun (South Island Partnership) – click here and select “Program Guide”
ITA (click here)

In school Trades opportunities:


Sept 2017 welding courses will be run in a new welding space at EMCS thanks to the CWA Foundation and the Denis and Phyllis Washington Foundation grant.

These new welding courses will help students build the skills needed for them to then enter the SIP Welding, Sheet Metal, or Fabrication Foundation programs at Camosun –  a Youth Train in Trades option available to high school students.

More information on these courses to come, please contact your Careers Counselor and / or Careers Teacher for more information.


Culinary Arts at EMCS:

EMCS Eddie M's

  • Eddie M’s Café students provide lunches from scratch from their instructors.
  • Students learn the art and science of professional cooking, as well Local ingredients are used to practice the principles of farm to table
  • And finally, while gaining graduation credits and being leaders of their school