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Explore Trades for Youth

Location(s): Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort St John


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Program update

This program is intended for high school students. Applications are accessed through High School dual-credit coordinators. For more information, please contact dualcredit@nlc.bc.ca. Adults may also be interested in Explore Trades for Adults 

 

The Explore Trades for Youth course introduces students in grades 9-12 (primary focus is grades 10 and 11) to a variety of trades paths available at NLC. Students have the opportunity to sample various trades in order to make an informed choice. They will gain a clearer understanding of the standards, materials, instructional methods and academic performance associated with a trade, before commiting to a classic dual credit or apprenticeship educational pathway.

This course provides a well aligned entry point into the Dual Credit Trades and Apprenticeship training opportunities available at Northern Lights College. Students will be introduced to five trades including, but not limited to, Carpentry, Mechanics, Plumbing, Electrical, Professional Cook, and Welding, and will participate in the BC Secondary School level Work Experience (WEX) program through their local school district to complete a two-week work practicum.

Details


Intakes


Location Starting Type
Chetwynd February 2024 Cohort 
Dawson Creek September 2023 Cohort  
Dawson Creek February 2024 Cohort  
Fort St John September 2023 Cohort  
Fort St John February 2024 Cohort  

Length


300 hours; approximately 12 weeks long.

Estimated Program Fees


Program fee type: Trades/Apprenticeship

Costs indicated are estimates for a full-time course load.
Book, instruments, supplies, uniforms/clothing and third-party fees are additional.

Domestic Fees

  Tuition Student Fees Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
Total
Year 1 $ 1,026.00 $ 71.88 $ 295.61 $ 1,393.49

International Fees

  Tuition Student Fees Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
International
Medical Insurance
Total
Year 1 $ 3,687.00 $ 71.88 $ 295.61 $ 828.00 $ 4,882.49

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Admission Requirements


  • Currently enrolled in Grades 9 - 12

Important Notes


  1. The program is not eligible for Canada Student Loans.

  2. Students must provide personal protective equipment (CSA approved steel toed safety boots).  Students are required to have a computer (laptop or other mobile device) with minimum computer requirements.

  3. The program is affiliated with SkilledTradesBC and SD59, 60, and 81.

Program Requirements


Residency Requirement 100% of each level must be completed at Northern Lights College or by approval of the Dean
Minimum Grade Requirements PASS minimum in all courses

Credential


None

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