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Comox Valley School District
Construction Trade Sampler

 Construction Trade Sampler

Course description:

Construction Trade Sampler is a cohort group immersion into the many careers related to the 
Construction Industry. Students will explore interested career areas around the following trades: 
Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Roofing, Drywall, Flooring, Siding, Concrete and Painting. The 
course is mainly “hands on” by building
skills, knowledge and the right attitude that
employers are looking for. There will be a focus on ITA essential skills, field trips to businesses 
that employ trades people, project building in the shop, and practical experiences with North 
Island College Trades instructors. Drafting and math will be interspersed with day to day learning. 
This course is open to all grade 11 and 12 students in the Comox valley. Grade 10 students may be 
accepted.

Program outline:
Location: G.P.Vanier Secondary School
Semester program: full time for a semester. February to June
Monday to Thursday: 9:00am to 3:30pm
Work Experience placement on Fridays.

Students will receive the following course credits: Total credits earned 20
Trade Sampler TSTN12A, TSTN12B, TSTN12C
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 or 12
Work Experience 12A

​Application: See your Career Centre to be put on list and receive a district application. Space is 
limited to 16 students.