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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
Career & Trades Programs

Career & Trades Programs are designed to help students gain learning, certifications and experiences through a variety of means to help them further their career and educational goals.

Below is a listing of the opportunities open to students in our district:

Youth TRAIN in Trades Programs   (formerly ACE IT)
These 19 programs offer students an opportunity to gain their level 1 technical training in a specific trade. More detailed information can be viewed by pressing the Trades Training Programs link, or for a quick overview of all the programs see: Trades Summary
Youth WORK in Trades   (formerly SSA)
Students who have a paying job in a trade might be able to gain high school graduation credits while working. These worked hours will also count towards that trade's certification.
Unique Learning Opportunities
Many students do the majority of their learning in a traditional high school setting, but there are numerous post secondary courses or programs that can be taken while students are still in grade 12.
Work Experience 12
All our high schools, including COL (online), offer this unique course that places a student with a company in the community for 90 hours to experience what that job or related career might be like. It is wonderful opportunity to experience first hand learning.
The school district has made community connections in helping students gain some industry recognized certifications, like Occupational First Aid and Forklift Training, at a reduced cost. Besides a great life-long skill, these certifications also look good on a resume when applying for certain jobs. 
Post Secondary Transition Programs & Courses
SD43 has partnered with SFU, Douglas College and Emily Carr to create opportunities for students to gain post secondary credits while still in grade 11 and 12.


School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

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