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TASK – Trades Awareness Skills and Knowledge Program

Welcome to the Trades Awareness Skills and Knowledge (TASK) program—a dynamic opportunity for students to explore various trades. Developed in partnership with Camosun College, TASK offers hands-on experiences in Carpentry, Pipe Trades, Electrical, Welding, Sheet Metal, Automotive, and Heavy-Duty Mechanics.

Key Highlights:

  • Focus on Carpentry: The core of the program is Carpentry, where students will learn fundamental skills and techniques. From crafting sheds to designing picnic tables, planters, greenhouses, and benches, students will embark on creative projects that showcase their newfound carpentry expertise.
  • Exploration: TASK goes beyond the classroom, with many units taking place at Camosun College. Students will benefit from hands-on learning experiences, immersing themselves in the practical aspects of trades under the guidance of Camosun instructors.
  • Certifications: Students will earn industry-recognized certifications, including the Fall Protection Certificate, WHMIS, and Confined Spaces Entry certification—strengthening their safety awareness and employability.
  • Real-world Experience: TASK extends beyond the classroom. As part of the course, students will undertake a three-week work experience in one of the trades that interest them. This hands-on opportunity not only furthers their learning but also serves as a valuable chance to determine if a specific trade aligns with their interests and goals.
  • Academic Recognition: This semester-long program provides students with the chance to earn up to 20 high school credits.

Embark on a journey of discovery with TASK—where hands-on learning meets real-world experience, offering a pathway to a promising future in the trades industry.