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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Sheet Metal Worker

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‚ÄčOccupation Description: 
Sheet Metal Worker‚Äč means a person who lays out, fabricates, assembles, welds, installs, and services the following: ducting, spouting, fittings cabinets, gutters, copings, flashings, supporting devices, wall systems, building envelope, ornamental work and integral equipment associated with the blowpipe, air pollution, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, roofing, restaurant, kitchen, marine installations and hospital equipment fields..

Application Process

November 1 to Spring Break
    • l‚Äčook over all the information below and in the right column - get a good understanding of the pre-reqs, expectations, time commitment,    reading, math, trainin‚Äčg, etc
      • no questions... go ahead and apply for the program!
      • questions?... book an appointment with Benjamin King (district principal), to learn more
        • use the: Booking App, or
        • use the QR code in the right column
    • student completes the fillable "SD43 Application" (top link in the right column) by typing in answers and getting necessary signatures
    • submit to your counsellor at your high school

after S‚Äčpring Break to late April

    • Personal interview/conversation with Ben King at your school

‚Äč‚Äčmid-May into June

    • Ben King will:
      • email students conditional acceptances into the program
        • unsuccessful applicants will also are contacted
      • enroll the student at the training site(s)
      • ‚Äč‚Äčensure counselors adjust students' timetables to reflect course/credits‚Äč

Pre-Requisites

  • strongly recommended to have a Metal/Welding class, or at least a senior Tech Ed course
  • plan to complete Language Arts 12
  • good literacy skills and strong numeracy skills
  • excellent attendance + lates record while in high school
  • ability to stand on your feet for extended periods of time
Time Commitment
  • 1 intake:  first Tuesday of each September (sometimes have a February intake)
  • 20 weeks long
  • 5 days a week:  Monday to Friday
  • 7.30am to 2.00pm

Location‚Äč‚Äč & Transportation

  • BCIT "Burnaby Campus" - 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
  • Transportation, to and from the training site, is the responsibility of the parent/guardian
    • Skytrain is the best transportation option 
      (Skytrain to Brentwood Mall, transfer to bus for final stretch)

Student Eligibility

  • limited to 2-3 Coquitlam SD43 students per intake
  • students typically take this program in their grade 12 year after taking all the necessary/core grade 11 subjects
  • students must begin a program prior to June 30 in th‚Äčeir graduation year
    • ex 1:  a grade 12's program begins in March and runs for 23 weeks - this is okay for a grade 12 student‚Äč to participate in
    • ex 2:  a program will begin in August after a grade 12 has graduated - this is not okay and that current grade 12s should not apply as they will not be accepted‚Äč
  • unfortunately, this program is not available to "International students" ‚Äč‚Äč

Stud‚Äčent Cost

  • tuition-free, but students will need to pay about $680 for course materials, textbook, resources, etc.

Skills‚Äč

  • General
    • Athletic, Collaborative, Mathematical, Precise, and Tactile
  • Key Job 
    • Layout & Development Patterns, Fabricating, Air Handling & Industrial System Installation, Architectural & Specialty Component Installation, and Service System Maintenance

Student Eligibility

  • limited to 1-2 Coquitlam SD43 students per intake
  • students typically take this program in their grade 12 year after taking all the necessary/core grade 11 subjects
  • students must begin a program prior to June 30 in th‚Äčeir graduation year
    • ex 1:  a grade 12's program begins in March and runs for 23 weeks - this is okay for a grade 12 student‚Äč to participate in
    • ex 2:  program will begin in August after a grade 12 has graduated - that current grade 12 should not apply as they will not be accepted‚Äč‚Äč
  • unfortunately, this program is not available to "International students"

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Have questions about this program?
Book a meeting with ‚ÄčBen King
Principal of Trades & Transitions‚Äč:‚Äč

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Have questions about this program?
Book a meeting with ‚ÄčBen King
Principal of Trades & Transitions‚Äč

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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

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