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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Career & Trades Programs

Career Programs are designed to help students gain learning, certifications and experiences through a variety of means to help them further their career and educational goals.

Below is a listing of the opportunities open to students in our district:

  • Trades Programs
    These 14 programs offer students an opportunity to gain their level 1 technical training in a specific trade. More detailed information can be viewed by pressing the ACE IT link, or for a quick overview of all the programs see: Trades Summary

  • Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA)
    Students who have a paying job in a trade might be able to gain high school graduation credits while working. These worked hours will also count towards that trade's certification.

  • Unique Learning Opportunities
    Many students do the majority of their learning in a traditional high school setting, but there are numerous post secondary courses or programs that can be taken while students are still in grade 12.

  • Work Experience 12
    All our high schools, including COL (online), offer this unique course that places a student with a company in the community for 90 hours to experience what that job or related career might be like. It is wonderful opportunity to experience first hand learning.

  • Certifications
    The school district has made community connections in helping students gain some industry recognized certifications, like Occupational First Aid and Forklift Training, at a reduced cost. Besides a great life-long skill, these certifications also look good on a resume when applying for certain jobs. 

  • Post Secondary Transition Programs & Courses
    SD43 has partnered with SFU, Douglas College, BCIT and Emily Carr to create articulation agreements that give students access to "reserved seats" and "advanced course placement" in some areas of study.

 Besides the information above, another valuable source of information are the Career Resource Facilitators (CRF) at each high school. They are valuable resources who encourage students to visits their centres to discuss future educational and career goals. The links to each of the CRF's individual school sites are list to the right.

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828