Carpenter

The 1-year ACE-IT Carpentry Program provides students with a unique opportunity to earn graduation credits, post-secondary credits and industry certification.

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
  • 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
    • 120 hours of work experience
    • Apprenticeship Technical Training Level 1 Certification
    • building connections with industry employers
    • Fall Protection certification
    • CSA Safety Star Certification
    • Student registered with Industry Training Authority (ITA)

WHEN AND WHERE IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?

  • September – June
  • Cariboo Hill Secondary School on Day 1’s
  • attend current school to complete other courses on Day 2’s

HOW DO I REGISTER?

  • submit an application package
  • participate in an interview

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Kevlar Dupuis

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.
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For more information,
Contact your School Career Advisor
or email CareerEducation@sd41.bc.ca