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.

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

Program at a glance



Area of Study

Trades & Apprenticeship

Study options


Blended delivery

Work experience

Clinical and fieldwork placement

Open to International



12 weeks

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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'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.

Sheet metal student

Construction 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 construction industry. The program teaches foundation skills required to successfully learn on the job and provides opportunities for bridging into other foundation or apprenticeship programs.

Trades you explore may include:

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

Industry ticket may include:

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

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 co-ordinator

Limited seats available.

Start date
June 21, 2021

12-weeks of hands on training, safety training, upgrading and job readiness. Includes up to seven days of paid work experience on site!

Camosun College, Interurban Campus

Certificate in Trades Skills Foundation (CORE), Construction

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

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Curriculum & courses

How to apply

Step 1

Determine your eligibility, found in funding requirements below.

Step 2

Send a one-page email (200 words maximum) of intention to include:

  • Your eligibility as per the funding requirements
  • Description of why you are interested in the program, and what your future career goals are
  • Description of your past work, and educational experiences
  • Include phone and email contact information.

Step 3

Send your completed letter and a copy of your resume to:

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

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 ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Jamie McPherson

Jamie McPherson

Chair, 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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Contact information

Program Contact

Jayna M. Wiewiorowski, Training Coordinator