What will you learn?
What you will learn in Skilled Trades Courses
In Skilled Trades courses, you learn about the tremendous impact the skilled trades have on society, find out what life in the skilled trades is really like, and experience how rewarding it is to work with both your mind and your hands. You also get the opportunity to meet tradespeople in your community.
There are three levels of Skilled Trades courses:
Skilled Trades 10 is a general course which focuses on the construction-related trades, and touches on other trades in a broad view. Skilled Trades 10 is a prerequisite for all other Skilled Trades courses.
The Grade 11 Skilled Trades courses are sector courses that narrow in on a cluster of trades in each sector. Construction Trades 11 focuses on the Carpenter, Construction Electrician, Floor Covering Installer, Lather, Painter and Decorator, and Plumber trades. Transportation Trades 11 focuses on the Automotive Service Technician, Automotive Painter, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Motorcycle Mechanic, Motor Vehicle Body Repairer, Parts Person, and Truck and Transport Mechanic trades. Manufacturing Trades 11 focuses on the Machinist, Metal Fabricator, Sheet Metal Worker, and Welder trades.
Skilled Trades Co-op 12 concentrates on one trade in particular. In Skilled Trades Co-op 12, students will extend their previous learning in on-the-job work placements with certified journeypersons. Skilled Trades Co-op 12 is the place where learning is synthesized.