April 14, 2020 - 9:00am
Update: COVID-19 and trades students
The Trades are unique within Camosun because they do not use the semester system, and they have a different funder/regulatory body in the form of the Industry Training Authority. But, like the rest of the college during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trades have transitioned to remote instruction, while following the guidelines of the Provincial Health Officer.
Circumstances in each department and trade, and even each level of Apprenticeship, are unique because of the proportion of theory that can be taught through D2L and the amount of practical applications that must be taught in the shop environment.
Chairs and faculty within the Trades have been working hard to customize and consider the delivery for each individual trades section. This is in turn communicated to students to help them understand their own individual pathway to program completion.
The Dean of the School of Trades and Technology, Eric Sehn, is now a member of a BC Association of Trades Training Administrators (BCATTA) sub-committee at the provincial level. This group is working to find solutions to a variety of pressures including means necessary for students to maintain their own training plan.
Because of the great complexity and individuality of each situation, students with questions about their specific trades are encouraged to reach out to their instructors, while instructors are asked to bring forward questions or concerns to their Chair.
The college continues to work to help students get their skills training and education needed to complete each level.
Thank you for your flexibility, patience and understanding. We are all in this together.
COVID-19 Safety Plan
The most current copy of the college’s COVID-19 Safety Plan is available here.
- BC Centre for Disease Control
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- World Health Organization
- Travel & Tourism Canada
- COVID-19 Stigma Guide
- Ministry of Health BC COVID-19 symptom self-assessment tool
- How COVID-19 is affecting IRCC
- For non-health related COVID-19 questions (e.g. supports, programs, etc):