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Release Date: August 11, 2017

When you think of the trades, certain careers may come to mind such as construction workers, plumbers, welders. Camosun’s Continuing Education can help you get a taste of these in our six-week Trades Exploration course. But did you know we also offer cutting edge upgrading courses to keep trades and technology workers’ skills relevant?

The trades are booming on Vancouver Island and the technology sector continues to grow. 2016 was a record-setting year in the construction industry, with building permits increasing 28% from the previous year. As well, Victoria’s growing tech community is always looking for new talent to add to the existing 15,000 employees at more than 900 companies.

Our Continuing Education trades and technology courses help you build in-demand skills and certifications to stay current and even give you an edge over other employees in the Victoria market. No matter what stage you’re at in your career, here are three reasons to take a trades and technology course at Camosun:

Add an in-demand skill to your toolbox

Take your career to the next level with a new skill that employers are seeking. If you’re looking to get started in the construction industry, spend a weekend learning the health and safety essentials of traffic control in our government-approved Flagperson Training. If you’re interested in working indoors, three levels of Building Service Worker courses can provide the basics of working in the custodial field – and the Building Service Supervisor intensive workshop can help you make the move off the floor and into a leadership role. 

Gain specialized knowledge

Build on the skill set you already have by developing specialized knowledge in a particular area. For example, you can sharpen your edge by becoming a designated Solar Heating Associate. Camosun’s program teaches the foundations of solar thermal and domestic hot water heating and prepares students for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) exam.

Take the next step towards a promotion

Time and experience on the job no longer guarantee a promotion. You may need to return to the classroom to make a move up the ladder. By learning a software program such as AutoCAD, which is used in the construction and civil engineering industries, you can build the skills to make a transition. Similarly, if you’re an experienced mechanic, you can consider our authorized Vehicle Inspector Certification to advance your skillset.

Register today

Now is the time to register for one of Camosun’s Continuing Education trades and technology courses and boost your career! To discuss your options, contact or 250-370-4563.

Last updated: August 10, 2017 2:41 pm

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