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Trades Awareness Program (TASK)

2024 TASK application 

Trades Awareness (TASK) is a “hands on” program in partnership with Camosun College that focuses on multiple trade areas: carpentry, metal, pipe fitting, electrical, plumbing, and urban forestry. Students will get practical experience building a variety of projects such as: saw horses, picnic tables, sheds, etc. Upon successful completion of the Trades Awareness Program, students will receive Industry Training Authority (ITA) C.O.R.E. certification from Camosun.

To ensure students are “job ready”, students will also take entry-level industry certifications and go out on a work placement for three weeks.

This program is one full semester and will give students up to 28 high school credits. Please contact Mr. Brian Hotovy (District Career Education Lead) bhotovy@sd62.bc.ca 

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Construction Program

The Construction Program is for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals of general carpentry. This program offered will put theory into practice through construction of free standing structures such as garages, garden/tool sheds, concrete form work and models of certain framing details e.g. rafters and stairs.

Students will also take some construction entry level employment certification courses (such as first aid, WHMIS, Fall Arrest, CSTS) to make them job-site ready. During the last 4-6 weeks of the semester, students will be on work experience with local contractors.

Students who excel in this program will have the opportunity to enroll in Camosun’s Level 1 Carpentry ACE IT Program.  Please contact Ms. Huculak dhuculak@sd62.bc.ca if interested.


Sheds For Sale!!!

Purchasing a TASK built item from SD62

Students from the TASK program at Royal Bay Secondary School are selling four sheds. Each 8 X 8 shed was constructed by a team of students under the direction of two ticketed carpenter instructors. The sheds are “overbuilt,” designed to mimic regular home construction, using 2 X 4”s and solid materials. These platform framed sheds fully meet building code regulation.  The TASK program can deliver and set up the shed for no extra charge. Please contact Tim Sorensen (TASK Teacher) tsorensen@sd62.bc.ca if you are interested.


cedar shed emcs task shed


  • Size – All Sheds are 8X8 with full size walls
  • All sheds come with 1 door and 1 Window and associated hardware
  • Asphalt Roofing is optional
  • Price is roughly $2100 (additional cost for additional stuff)


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