WHAT DOES A CARPENTER DO?
- assembles and erects falsework and forms for wood, concrete and metal frame construction
- installs interior and exterior finishing materials for residential, commercial and industrial projects
- reads architectural drawings (blueprints) and builds while conforming to plans, specifications and building codes
WHAT DO I NEED TO START?
- entering grade 11 or 12
- Graduated students ARE elligible to apply, provided they will not turn 20 prior to the completion of the course (June) following the year
- good employability skills
- strong interest in the industry
- strong math skills are an asset
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- post secondary apprenticeship training without the tuition fee
- scholarship opportunities
- 20 graduation credits
- approximately 10 days of work experience placements
- Apprenticeship Technical Training Level 1 Certification
- building connections with industry employers
- Fall Protection certification
- SiteReadyBC Online Construction Safety Orientation
- Student registered with Industry Training Authority (ITA)
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?
- Hosted at Cariboo Hill Secondary School
- Classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons
- Students attend current school to complete other graduation courses during the mornings
- Work Experience placements are undertaken as available September through June
HOW DO I REGISTER?
- submit an application package
- participate in an interview
Kevlar Dupuis grew up in a family who were always making things out of wood. Naturally it became a passion for him and he moved from Gambier Island to take the District’s Carpentry Program. He graduated in 2016 and had a job waiting for him. He’s presently completing 900 hours of apprenticeship that will qualify him for a scholarship. He loves the work – and the continued learning. And with multiple projects in Squamish and as an avid mountain biker, he maintains that work/life balance.