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1080 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 0M6| Phone: 604-939-9201| Contact Us
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Still need some more information...


It is not always easy to navigate through the TRAIN in Trades, Work in Trades, Indigenous Peoples in Trades, Women in Trades Training, financial grants, etc...
but there are people in the Coquitlam school district and at the Skilled Trades BC who can help!

Under each person's name is the main areas they oversee, please there are helpful links in right column - just ask for help and we'll answer your questions and/or guide you through the process.​

Ben King
Career Programs Principal
cell: 778-984-1354​

  • ​TRAIN in Trades programs
    • information about the level 1 technical training program
    • trade programs application process
    • trade certification
  • EXPLORE the Trades
    • Skills Exploration - high school course
    • Trades Discovery - sampler at post secondary
    • Trades Sampler - sampler at post secondary
  • Certification Opportunities (non-trades)
    • Occupational First Aid (OFA) level 1
    • Forklift and Bobcat (skidsteer) Training
  • Academies
    • Fire (Port Moody and Coquitlam)
    • Police (presently not offering)
  • Emily Carr 'Headstart in Art' program

Joanna Horvath
WORK in Trades and Work Experience (Fire Academy) Teacher
cell: 604-312-7739
  • ​WORK in Trades program for students
    • a paid trades job means you can:
      • earn high credits towards graduation
      • earn $1,000 award
      • gain certification hours
  • How to I get registered as a tradesperson?
  • How do I get my trades hours registered towards my certification?
  • Are you a student looking for a paid job in trade?
  • Are you an employer looking to potentially hire a young apprentice?
  • Work Experience 12 for students doing a Fire Academy program

Doug MacLean (Ashley Impellezzere is currently on maternity leave)
Indigenous Peoples in Trades + Women in Trades Training Programs
cell: 604-341-8977​​
  • ​Indigenous Peoples who are interested in the trades
    • learning opportunities and experiences
    • financial and resource support​
    • tours of trades programs
    • trades sampler​s
    • Women in Trades Training
      • learning opportunities and experiences
      • resource support
      • mentorship
      • Trades Discovery program
    Samantha Dyton
    Apprenticeship Advisor with Skilled Trades BC  - North Fraser
    cell: 604-318-5157
    • ​Apprentice support after you graduate as you move towards your trades certification
      • person to contact when you are, say, 20 years old and wondering how to navigate getting the next level of certification and/or registering your work-based training hours 

    School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

    1080 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam BC
    V3J 0M6
    604-939-9201 604-939-7828