Getting Started

Enroll in a program that suits your skills and unlocks your potential. It all starts here!

Register Today

Program List

Below is a list of all the available programs offered under “Youth Train in Trades”. Choose a program from the list below that you would like to pursue. Each program page will outline  eligibility, career benefits and the steps needed to get started.


Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (BCIT) - 16 Months

Admission Requirements: English English 12 (50%) or Communications 12 (67%) or BCIT English Trades Entry Assessment  (for applicants ...

Automotive Collision Repair

Work on cars while earning high school credits. By the time you graduate from high school, you could be skilled in the automotive collision repair...

Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician (BCIT) - 5 Months

Admission Requirements Applicants may choose to apply to one of two tracks: (1) Foundation Program or (2) Youth Train in Trades (formerly ACE-IT)...

Automotive Service Technician Foundation Training

The Vancouver Island University Automotive Department provides both foundation and apprenticeship training. Foundation training is designed to prepare...

Baking and Pastry Arts

This is a 10-month certificate program designed to prepare students for a career in Baking using practical assignments in an industrial setting. In...

Carpentry

Carpentry Program The program base of topics cover the Level 1 carpentry apprenticeship technical training and its major focus is to better prepare ...

Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts Certificate consists of the 28-week Professional Cook 1 (PC1) and the 14-week Professional Cook 2 (PC2).  The Certificate provide ...

Electrician

The Foundation Electrician program provides trades training that grants graduates a Vancouver Island University certificate as well as ITA Electrician...

Hairdressing

The VIU Hairdressing program provides students with high quality education in the art and science of Hairdressing at the foundation level. The Pivot...

Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate

The CTC program sponsors students for the Road Builder Foundation (10 week) Program. It is encouraged that student will continue on with the HEO ...

Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation

This program is suited to individuals with all levels of mechanical experience who meet the listed admission requirements. Upon successful completion...

Horticultural Technician Foundation

The curriculum used in this program meets the provincial standards set for all one-year horticulture foundation programs. Approximately 50% of...

Iron Worker (BCIT) 23 Weeks

Entrance requirements English: English 12 (50%) or Communications 12 (67%) or BCIT English Trades Entry Assessment Math:...

Machinist

The BCIT Machinist Foundation or CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Technician programs provide you with the skills you need to start an exciting career...

Marine Service Technician Level One (Quadrant Marine Institute) - 5 Weeks

Entrance requirements We recommend that trainees in the MST technical training have high school grade 12 math and English, but candidates with grade...

Motorcycle & Marine Technician

This certificate program is suited to individuals with all levels of mechanical experience and prepares students for careers as inboard/outboard marine...

Refrigeration Air-Conditioning Mechanic

Classroom instruction is combined with hands-on practical assignments and sophisticated computer-based instruction. On successful completion, students...

Welding

Classes are limited to 18 students. Graduates of the welding program have found employment in shipyards, fabrication shops, and construction industries....