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Partnership Programs

For more information about School District No. 42’s partnership programs talk to your high school counselor, career advisor or work experience teacher or contact District Career Programs Coordinator Brad Dingler or District Career Programs Principal Steve Wiebe.

You can also obtain the latest information at our Trades Website: http://apprenticeship.sd42.ca/

Brad Dingler – Brad_Dingler@sd42.ca (604) 626 1176

Steve Wiebe – Steve_Wiebe@sd42.ca (604) 318-9792

Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA)

Secondary School Apprenticeships allow students who are employed or working in a family business that is a Skilled Trade identified occupation to earn up to 16 credits towards graduation. Students will be registered with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and upon completion of each 120 hours of employment will receive 4 credits towards graduation (to a max of 16 credits). In addition, hours worked will be recorded by the ITA and count towards their apprenticeship.

In addition, a $1000 award is available to students who complete the program with a C+ average and 900 total working hours (recorded by December 31 of the school year the student turns 19)

Automotive Service Technician

This ten-month program runs from September to May at Westview Secondary School in partnership with British Columbia Institute of Technology. This 30 week entry-level program provides you with the basic knowledge and practical skills needed for entry into the automotive industry. As a graduate, you could pursue a career as a general repair technician or choose to specialize in one of the varied career paths that have emerged within the industry. You will also receive credit for your first level of apprentice technical training from the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and 450 hours of work based training. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be scheduled to write the Provincial Level 1 apprenticeship exam. Requirements:* Grade 11

Electrician

This 24-week program runs from September to February at Garibaldi Secondary School in partnership with British Columbia Institute of Technology. The program provides graduates with the theory and practical skills necessary to enter the electrical trade. The electrical worker plans, assembles, installs, tests, repairs and maintains electrical equipment and systems in a variety of settings. 24 credits – Dual credit for high school and completion of level one apprenticeship and 350 hours of work based training. Requirements:* Grade 11 – English 11 / Com 11 (C); Math 11 (C+) Physics 11. *BCIT pretest is acceptable for English and Math.

Hairstyling

This is a ten-month apprenticeship program running from September to June at Samuel Robertson Technical in partnership with Vancouver Community College. The program is divided into three levels and is 10 months in length. The first two levels of this program are designed to cover all core aspects of the industry on a progressive scale, demanding an increase in competence at each level. 32 credits – Dual credit for high school and level one, two and three apprenticeship training, VCC certificate and writing of the Red Seal Exam. In addition – all students will complete a practicum at a local salon. Requirements: Grade 11

Culinary Arts

This is an 8-month program running from September to April at Samuel Robertson Technical in partnership with Vancouver Community College. Graduates will find excellent opportunities for employment in all areas of the food service industry, including positions such as assistant cooks or apprentices in restaurants, hotels, and aircraft flight kitchens. 32 credits – Dual credit for high school and level one and two apprenticeship training. Class hours are afternoon and evenings, Monday – Thursday. Requirements: Grade 11 (mature grade 10)

Carpentry – SRT

This is a ten-month program running from September to June at Samuel Robertson Technical in partnership with Kwantlen University. Hands-on shop experience is the basis on which skills are developed in the program. Students who complete the program are eligible for credit for first year apprenticeship technical training. 28 credits – Dual credit for high school and level one of apprenticeship training and 450 hours of work based training. Requirements: Grade 11

Carpentry- GSS – Early Entry Apprenticeship

This Partnership between School District 42 and Kwantlen University is a full- time 40-week level one apprenticeship program running from September to June offered at Garibaldi Secondary. Students complete core academic requirements on site with 28 dual credits for high school and apprenticeship training with 450 hours of work based training. Requirements: Grade 10 – English 10; Math 10 (grade 11 preferred)

Masonry (Bricklaying)

This partnership between Kwantlen Polytechnic University and School District No. 42 provides a unique opportunity for secondary school students to complete Grade 12 graduation requirements while earning post-secondary credits and certification in the masonry (bricklayer) field – with credit of 400 work based training hours. Additionally, students will acquire job-ready skills to enter the job market or pursue other post-secondary education. The program runs from September to February Location: Thomas Haney Secondary School

Pipe Fitting / Plumbing

Garibaldi Secondary and Kwantlen University have partnered together to offer a level one apprenticeship plumbing program. This 25 week program will give students the practical and theory skills to enter the piping / plumbing industry. The program is taught by Kwantlen instructors and follows the provincial apprenticeship curriculum. Students receive dual credit (high school graduation and college credits for completion of the program). Students will develop the necessary habits concerning safety and the proper use of time, tools, materials, and the work skills required to be a competent trades person in today’s workforce. Students who successfully complete the Plumbing Foundation program will receive Level 1 in-school technical training credit and 375 work-based hours towards completion of the Plumber Apprenticeship program. Students are able to follow one of the four certification streams: plumbing, pipefitting, gas fitting and sprinkler fitting. Requirements: Grade 11

Metal Fabrication

This is a ten-month program running from September to June and is offered at Samuel Robertson Technical in partnership with British Columbia Institute of Technology. The Metal Fabrication program deals with the selection, layout, shearing, cutting (with a torch), punching, drilling, forming, fitting and welding of steel plates and structural steel shapes. 28 credits – Dual credit for high school and level one apprenticeship and 450 hours of work based training. Class hours are from approximately 3:00 – 8:00 pm Monday – Friday. Requirements:* Grade 11