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The Vancouver School Board partners with BCIT to offer the SkilledTradesBC Youth TRAIN in Trades Carpentry program.

Program Details

This program is taught at BCIT (Burnaby campus).  This program has intake several times per year.  Classes are held Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.

The School District covers the cost of tuition. However, students will be responsible for purchasing their own program learning resources and equipment.

Please note that students must be in grades 10 or 11 to apply for Youth Train in Trades programs. Grade 12 students may apply for Youth Train in Trades only if they can complete their program before they finish grade 12. 

For more details on program dates, students should contact their counsellors or email

Course Contents

Students will be introduced to safe work practices; drawing and specification interpretation, material identification, the use of hand tools and portable power tools and other shop equipment.  


Learn More

Discover more about this trade on the SkilledTradesBC website.

Contact for further details

Mark Reid

Student Success Story

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