Carpentry Program

The program base of topics cover the Level 1 carpentry apprenticeship technical training and its major focus is to better prepare students for employment as carpentry apprentices in the building industry.

Strong ties with the Canadian Home Builders Association-Nanaimo, City of Nanaimo building officials, and many other builders, sub-trades and suppliers, have helped create a close cooperative training partnership with Nanaimo’s local building industry.

This full-time program is built upon the program outline developed collaboratively by industry and VIU, and follows the BC Provincial Apprenticeship Level 1 program competencies. The program focuses on basic carpentry skills and framing. The curriculum seeks an effective balance between hands-on learning activities supported with specific academic and theoretical frameworks.

Admission Requirements

The program framework includes:

  • Residential Construction Career Exploration
  • Construction Math
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Drawings and Specifications
  • Materials Identification
  • Hand Tools
  • Portable Power Tools
  • Stationary Tools
  • Survey Instruments
  • Concrete Form Work
  • Residential House Framing
  • Windows and Doors
  • Residential Building Renovations
  • Building Science
  • Shop Skills
  • Work Experience

Important Deadlines / Dates

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Essential Documents

  • No essential documents are required at this time youth-train-in-trades