Brooks Secondary School
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Trades Programs

Automotive Service Technician - Foundation Level 1

This full-time comprehensive program is designed to prepare students for a career in the Automotive Repair trade. The program is taught through daily lectures, seminars and demonstrations of current servicing techniques, (approximately 40% theory) as well as extensive practical training in a functioning, automotive shop setting (approximately 60% hands-on). Located at the VIU campus in Powell River. 


Carpentry - Foundation Level 1

(Sustainable Building Practices)

This entry level trades training prepares students for apprenticeship in the building construction trade. Students learn the basics of carpentry. The program combines theory with lots of hands-on learning. It includes 4 weeks of work placement. Located at the Oceanview campus in Powell River.


Culinary Arts - Apprenticeship Levels 1 & 2

This program is designed to train students for a career in professional cooking. Course content includes the preparation of meat, poultry, soup, salads, sauces, seafood, fruit and desserts. Students set up and operate a restaurant and cafeteria that provides regular lunches and caters many special events. Located at Birch Tree Cafe in Powell River. 


Cosmetology - Apprenticeship  (Hairdressing)

Hairdressing will run grade 10-12, students can sign up to take individual elective courses, or start in grade 10 and work their way through to their level 1. 
Grade 10 - half day program Sem 1 (two Gr 10 elective course - 8 credits total)
Grade 11 - half day program all year (four Gr 11 elective courses - 16 credits total)
Grade 12 - half or full day program options (four Gr 12 elective courses - 16 credits total, with Youth Work in Trades course options for acquiring apprenticeship hours and working in the salon). 
Located at the Oceanview Campus in Powell River.


Welding - Apprenticeship Level C

This 7 month welding program is delivered in a modular format with practical and related knowledge modules. As a level C ticket holder you could find work in a shipyard, fabrication shop, or with the Department of Highways. Located at the SD47 Welding site: 4495 Manson Ave. in Powell River.