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"EXPLORE the Trades" Programs
Skills Exploration 10-12
high school course
provides students with learning experiences that involve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes in a number of trades and/or technology areas. It is meant as an introduction, where previous courses are a pre-requisite.
Although individual schools can select from a number of
, most have tended to offer "carpentry, plumbing + electrical" as the main trades, plus either "drywall/painting" or "tiling" as an additional one. Students will also learn about safety, as well as career and educational exploration.
Presently, four schools in the district offer this 4-credit course: Dr. Charles Best, Gleneagle, Heritage Woods and Terry Fox. To participate in this class, simply select it on your course selection form.
This program is a larger version of the high school offering of Skills Exploration.
taught at BCIT
in semester 2 (early February to early May) where students will sample 10-12 trades, experience 3-4 technologies, and gain 3-4 certifications.
Interested students need to
for this program by November to be considered.
There will be an orientation day in early January where students will do two assessments (
) and have a tour of the campus.
About 85% of the time will be spent at the BCIT "Burnaby Campus", students will also attend the other campuses: "Marine" (North Van), "Annacis Island (Delta) and "Aerospace Technology" (Richmond).
This is a post-secondary level program; expectations, intensity and maturity need to reflect this.
Students will receive 3 courses (9 credits) at the grade 12 level, plus BCIT credits.
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SKILLS EXPLORATION 10-12
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