welding student

Multi-Industry Trades Exploration & Employment (Mi-Tee)

Program at a glance



Area of Study

Trades & Apprenticeship

Study options



Blended delivery


Work experience

Clinical/fieldwork placement

Open to International



12 weeks

At a glance image

Young female construction student

About the Program

These fully-funded career exploration programs will expose you to different trades and career options, with a focus on safety, skills upgrading, and enhancing your job readiness. You'll experience hands-on learning opportunities, safety training, and career mentorship and site tours with industry employers. You will have an opportunity to explore different careers pertaining to the marine trades and construction trades. You'll develop a resume, practice interview and job search skills, and enhanced team-building experience. This will also include several days of paid work on a job site!

Note: Days/times/location are subject to change with adequate notice.

Quadrant Marine Institute logo

Our Partner

Marine focus

This 12-week program trains individuals for employment as entry-level trades helpers and skilled labourers in a number of trades careers in the marine industry. The program teaches skills required to successfully learn on the job and provides opportunities for bridging into other foundation or apprenticeship programs.

Start date:
January 12, 2022

12 weeks of hands-on training, safety training and job readiness.

Camosun College, Interurban Campus (some off-campus days) online and at Quadrant Marine

Certificate in Trades Skills Foundation (CORE), Marine

More info:
Download the program poster

Trades you explore may include:

  • Carpentry
  • Sheet Metal & Metal Fabrication
  • Welding
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical

Industry tickets may include:

  • Occupational 1st Aid Level One
  • Fall Protection
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Construction Safety Courses
  • Recreational marine safety

Note: Due to COVID-19 the delivery of the program will be moved to a blended format with theory work being completed online. For up to date information please contact the program coordinator TDSP@camosun.ca

Limited seats available.

Funding & Eligibility

Mi-Tee might be right for you if you are:

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person (under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27) legally entitled to work in Canada (between the ages of 17 – 29);
  • Living in British Columbia;
  • Unemployed or Precariously Employed;
  • Precarious employment is defined as:
    • Is working in unstable or unsustainable employment (including self-employment) as evidenced by:
      • irregular hours of work (such as casual labour or on-call work);
      • unreliable remuneration (such as piece-work or commission); and/or
      • earnings that cannot support an individual or their family;
    • is working, but has a total employment (including self-employment) income that is below the market basket measures;
    • is working in an industry or occupation that is likely to be replaced by technology or automation in the near future;
    • is working in an occupation or profession that is clearly lower than their skills or qualifications and that provides no imminent prospect of advancement; or
    • has Just Cause for leaving their current employment
Carpentry student at work

Curriculum & courses

How to apply

Step 1

Determine your eligibility, found in the Funding Requirements on the "More info" tab above. 

Step 2

Save and fill out the application form found here: Mi-Tee Application Form

Step 3

Send your completed application form to: TDSP@camosun.ca

Once your eligibility is confirmed, the Coordinator will be in touch via email to arrange an appointment with you.

Trades Chairs

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Kyle Broad

Kyle Broad

Chair, Motor Vehicle and Metal Trades

Kyle began his Trades career when he successfully completed the Red Seal apprenticeship program in Automotive Mechanical Repair at Camosun College in ...

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Faculty/staff profile

Jamie McPherson

Jamie McPherson

Plumbing and Pipe Trades; Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Following in his father’s footsteps, Jamie started his career in the piping trades back in 1987 when he started a sprinkler fitting apprenticeship. Af ...

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Faculty/staff profile

Carmen deGoey Chair, Electrical Department

Carmen deGoey

Chair, Electrical Department

Faculty/staff profile

Albert van Akker - Program Chair

Albert van Akker

Chair, Architectural Trades and Carpentry Program Leader

Al completed his four-year Carpentry Apprenticeship here at Camosun in 1996. As a carpenter he worked for Knappett Projects on a number of sites, gain ...

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Contact information

Program Contact

Jayna M. Wiewiorowski, Training Coordinator