Get a job, then go to school
An apprenticeship is a two-way agreement between you and your employer/sponsor to provide you with appropriate opportunities to become fully competent in the trade of your choice. Your on-the-job training is supplemented with technical training in a classroom or shop setting.
Two ways to get started in Trades
Technical training for registered apprentices
If you are currently employed as an apprentice, you can get your required technical training at Camosun. Depending on which trade you've chosen, you'll be in school for five to 10 weeks in each year of your apprenticeship.
Our instructors are certified and experienced in their fields and are passionate about sharing that knowledge. While at Camosun you will develop your skills in communication, critical-thinking, problem-solving, mathematics, and safe work practices.
Camosun offers apprenticeship training in a wide variety of trades, including 12 trades with the Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement. Successful completion of all levels leads to the BC Certificate of Qualification.
Foundation & pre-employment programs
Foundation and pre-employment certificate programs combine in-class learning with hands-on practical skills, making you well-positioned to begin an apprenticeship.
When you graduate you'll also receive equivalent credit for Level 1 technical training as well as some of the required work-based training hours.
- BC Certificate of Qualification (and/or Red Seal Endorsementl)
- 5-10 weeks per year, depending on the trade
- Study Options
- full-time or online depending on the trade
- Work Experience
- 80% of your year in the workplace
- Apprenticeship schedule
- Foundation & pre-employment schedule
- Trades & Technology