Camosun expresses its sorrow and stands alongside the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc

Camosun College is horrified by the news that the remains of 215 children have been found in the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School, which sat on the traditional territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc. Our hearts go out to the families and communities who were and are directly affected by this news and by the original loss of their children. We are all affected. This affirms Camosun’s commitment to redressing the impact of our shared history. In memory of these children, Camosun flags on both campuses will be lowered.

Build a career in the construction trades

VICTORIA, B.C. – Young people aged 17 to 29 interested in a career in construction are invited to roll up their sleeves and sample a range of trades as part of a fully-funded program at Camosun College.

Sheet metal student

“Right now, there is a huge demand on Vancouver Island for trades people in the construction industry,” says Jayna Wiewiorowski, Training Coordinator with Trades Development & Special Projects at Camosun. “We want to equip young people with the knowledge and skills so they can get ahead with an exciting and rewarding career in the construction trades.”

The Multi-Industry Trades Exploration and Employment program is ideal for young people interested in a career in construction but don’t know where to start. The program is fully-funded for eligible participants and runs from June 23 to Sept. 3, 2021.

Students receive an introduction to the terminology and culture of the construction industry, safe use of tools, equipment and proper use of personal protective gear. Trades include carpentry, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, welding and horticulture. The program includes paid work experience on site.

Pre-requisites include being aged 17 to 29; Canadian resident, permanent resident or protected person; living in B.C.; and unemployed or precariously employed.

Please visit for more information on how to register. Alternatively, students can contact Jayna Wiewiorowski by phone at 250 370-3827 or email

Women in Trades Training 2018


These fully-funded career exploration programs will expose you to different trades and career options.

Contact information

Jayna Wiewiorowski

Training Coordinator

Camosun College


Rodney Porter

Communications and Marketing

Camosun College