Our district offers TUITION FREE
trades training to students who are hoping to gain their
level 1 technical training as a Commercial Painter
. (Note: this is not
an Interior Design program).
The SD43 brochure, SD43 Application and other links on the right will provide excellent information, expectations and requirements for this program.
Applications are taken on a "rolling basis", meaning students can apply any time after Sept. 1st of the current school year for the following school year's intake
The Coquitlam coordinator will do a personal interview once a completed application is received, Final decisions are made in mid-May but early offers of acceptance will be granted in some areas where there is strong application.
SD43 partners with Finishing Trades Institute (FTI) to offer this a post secondary program for six weeks at the end of semster 2 (very late June to early August). Upon successful completion, students receive 4 high school credits at the grade 12 level.