This entry level trades training program, offered at the Powell River campus of Vancouver Island University, prepares students for apprenticeship in the building construction trade with a focus on sustainable building practices. Students learn the basics of carpentry in this program which combines theory with extensive hands-on learning. The program includes 3 weeks of work placement in the carpentry industry. Classes in seesion 4 days per week.
This program is well recognized by the building industry as an excellent introduction to the residential and commercial building industries leading to apprenticeship and completion of Interprovincial (Red Seal) Certification.
Graduates of this program have been successful in procuring employment as:
Graduates of this program may receive credit towards the technical portion of the first year of the Carpenter Apprenticeship program. In order to complete the apprenticeship and become a journeyperson, graduates would find an employer in the industry to provide the on-the-job training and return to VIU for 6 weeks per year in each of the next three years.
For information on apprenticeship training, please visit the Industry Training Authority website at www.itabc.ca, contact the Industry Training Centre at 1-866-660-6011, or call VIU's Apprenticeship Coordinator at 250-740-6112. Visit VIU's Trades and Applied Technology Apprenticeship page for more information and schedules.