What is Trades Exploration?
Trades Exploration is a course that is of special interest to students who are considering pursuing a career in the skilled trades after graduation.
Trades Exploration offers students the chance to explore three trades in a hands-on environment. This course allows students to get some experience in some high demand trades.
Riverside College will be offering Trades Exploration during the summer semester to students who are over the age of 16 before July 1st.
Why Take the Trades Exploration Program?
The trades offered in Trades Exploration are also offered as a Year 1 Foundation program at Riverside College. A student may easily transition from the Trades Exploration to the trade of their choice and begin their apprenticeship starting the next school year. Early registration is encouraged to ensure a place. Each student will gain 4 Ministry of Education credits towards graduation in the Trades Sampler Program.
What Will I Learn in the Trades Exploration Program?
BC Apprenticeship System
Essential skills in Literacy, Numeracy and Technical Fluency related to trades
Safe Work Practices
Drawings and Specifications
Install and test electrical circuits.
Hand and Portable Tool use
Pipes and Fittings
Install simple plumbing systems
Tool and Shop Equipment use
Read Construction Drawings
Frame floors, support systems and walls
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Program Start Date: unfortunately due to low enrolment numbers we are not able to offer this program in July 2021.
June 10, 2022 for the summer of July 2022
Be 16 years of age before July 1
Construction Safety Training