Skilled Trades 10 and Service Trades 10 are the starting points for students who want to explore the skilled trades as a career option. They feature a curriculum that immerses students in the realities of skilled trades work. Designed in consultation with certified, Red Seal-endorsed trades educators, The courses provides a mixture of classroom and practical workplace activities. Students spend approximately 80% of their time completing real trades tasks and projects, using the basic tools of industry professionals.
Skilled Trades courses allow students to investigate the opportunities that exist for those who pursue a career as a skilled tradesperson, and to understand the impact that tradespeople have on society. Skilled Trades students also experience the rewards that come from hands-on practical exercises and project-based learning.
Course Descriptions


Skilled Trades 10
A prerequisite for Construction Trades 11, Transportation Trades 11, and Manufacturing Trades 11. Students in Skilled Trades 10 work on developing basic trades skills in four areas: Skilled Trades Living, Safety, Measurement and Calculation for Trades, and Tools and Materials. They develop an appreciation for, and an understanding of the benefits of a career in the skilled trades.
Service Trades 10
A prerequisite for Culinary Trades 11. Service Trades 10 engages and exposes students to the service trades, where services are provided as opposed to goods being produced. Students explore the impact that skilled trades have on society and investigate career paths for skilled tradespeople. In addition to developing basic food preparation skills, students also learn additional skills needed to be successful in the service sector.
Construction Trades 11
Working on a capstone project based on a four-unit motel, students learn and engage in the trade-specific skills required to complete the project, including framing, wiring, plumbing, and finishing.
Transportation Trades 11
Working in an automotive environment, students learn and develop the skills necessary to explore careers as an Automotive Painter, Automotive Service Technician, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Motorcycle Mechanic, Motor Vehicle Body Repairer, Parts Person, and Truck and Transport Mechanic.
Manufacturing Trades 11
Students investigate careers available in manufacturing trades while developing skills by working with manufacturing tools and processes. Attention is given to interpreting trade-related drawings and applying trade-related processes and safety requirements.
Culinary Trades 11
Students work in a commercial kitchen setting to develop cooking, baking, food preparation and service skills needed to launch a career in the food service industry. Emphasis is placed on learning about career paths, communication, safety, and professional food preparation and service practices.
Skilled Trades Co-op 12
Students apply and extend their previous trades-specific learning at a Co-op placement under the supervision of a certified journeyperson.