Trade Certification - Youth Train in Trades Program

Foundation programs provide the knowledge and skills needed for entry into an industry occupation, and the technical training component of an apprenticeship program. This is an innovative partnership between Thompson Rivers University and School District No. 73, bridging secondary and post-secondary education and training while enhancing transition to the workforce. These programs allow grade 10 or 11 students to apply for a Youth Train In Trades Program at TRU in their grade 12 year. For each program the school district pays the tuition and students pay the ancillary fees - a considerable cost savings compared to an adult entering a foundation program!

 Construction Trades
  • Carpentry Level 1 & 2
  • Electrical Foundation
  • Piping Foundation (Steamfitting / Pipefitting, Sprinkler, Plumbing)
 Mechanical Trades
  • Automotive Service Technician Foundation
  • Heavy Mechanical Foundation
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Welding Foundation
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) / Machinist - offered at NorKam
  • Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic
 Culinary Arts & Horticultural Trades
  • Professional Cook Level 1
  • Meat Cutter / Retail Meat Processing Foundation
  • Horticulture Foundation

Who Attends: Students in their grade 12 year

Date: Start dates vary by program - see the application for details

Location: Thompson Rivers University or NorKam Trades Centre (Millwright program)

Fee: Ancillary fees range from $1,800 - $2,400 (depending on the length of the program and tools required)

Application Fee: $31.64 to be included with submission of completed application (Cheques payable to "SD73")

Application Due Date: February 17, 2023

Application: Youth Train In Trades Application (Please print ONE-SIDED)


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