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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:

Construction Program

  • The Construction Program is for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals of general carpentry. This program offered will put theory into practice through construction of free standing structures such as garages, garden/tool sheds, concrete form work and models of certain framing details e.g. rafters and stairs.
  • Students will also take some construction entry level employment certification courses (such as first aid, WHMIS, Fall Arrest, CSTS) to make them job-site ready. During the last 4-6 weeks of the semester, students will be on work experience with local contractors.
  • Students who excel in this program will have the opportunity to enroll in Camosun’s Level 1 Carpentry ACE IT Program.

Culinary Arts Cafeteria Program

  • Cafeteria training is designed to introduce students to the culinary industry.
  • Students enrolled in the class will work together prepping and serving up to 200 meals a day for the Ravenous Café.
  • The goal of these classes is to give students the skills and confidence to work in any fast paced environment.
  • Students’ learning is focused around a variety of skills including: hot food, cold food and baking production, butchery, basic customer service and kitchen management.