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550 Poirier St, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 6A7| Phone: 604-939-9201| Contact Us
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime


Our district partners with Camosun College to offer TUITION-FREE trades training to students who are hoping to gain their level 1 technical training as an Electrician.

Students, and parents, are strongly encouraged to research this trades training opportunity to ensure it is the correct trades program for their career and educational goals. 

Time Commitment

  • 1 intake:  September (ending in late January)
  • 5 months long
  • 5 days a week
  • 8.20pm to 3.00pm

Student Cost

  • tuition-free, but students will need to pay about $300 for course materials and textbook

Location & Transportation

  • Dr. Charles Best Secondary​
  • Transportation, to and from the training site, is the responsibility of the parent/guardian


  • completed all grade 11 core subjects, including:
    • ​Physics 11
    • Math 11 Foundations
  • excellence attendance + lates record

Skills + Attributes

  • ability to work individually, and as part of a team
  • patience and accuracy
  • love of all things electrical in new home construction

Application Process/Steps

  • ​SD43 Applications are available usin​g the link near the top in right column
    • ​consider applying at least 8+ mo​nths in advance of an intake​
  • submit fully completed applications to high school counselor
  • district coordinator will do pers​onal interview at high school
  • successful candidates will be cross-enrolled at Dr. Charles Best and timetables adjusted​

If you want someone to talk in more detail about Electrical options with you at your school, please complete this quick form: TRAIN in Trades survey!​​​


School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

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