"The long term success of BC Ferries is highly contingent on us being able to recruit skilled and talented tradespeople. We look to Camosun's Trades program as a critical source of job-ready candidates."
Mike Corrigan, CEO, BC Ferries
4th Year Sheet Metal Apprentice, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards
After graduating from university with a Bachelor of Arts, Sara Wilson found herself working at a coffee shop and not seeing a future. "I wanted something where I could make a difference," says Sara.
As a child, Sara played with Lego. A lot. She loved building things. "At the end of the day I wanted to be able to say, "I built that!"
Pipe Trades Instructor
Besides sharing his knowledge with Camosun Plumbing and Pipe Trade students, Darren is known as the solar thermal system "go-to guy" for college and university educators.
As the only trades person in Canada to hold solar heating certifications from the two largest certification bodies in North America, he is also a key education committee member for both.
The recent $8 billion Federal shipbuilding contract landed by west coast-based Seaspan Marine Corp. is good news for Camosun College and our students. It's also great news for our community and economy.
Welding instructor Jim Stratford agrees. He's been teaching our trades and visual arts students the science and the art of welding for over 12 years.
Tim Walzak, PhD
Director of CARI - Camosun Applied Research and Innovation
Camosun is a national leader in applied research and innovation.
Through robust local partnerships we deliver profitable technology solutions while deepening our relationship with business, industry, society and our environment.