Continuing Education

Explore Trades Sampler

Trades

Step into the trades and enjoy the paycheque

Did you know that the average wage of a woman in trades is double that of a retail job? To help women explore trades career and gain general employment certifications, UFV is running a special all-women Explore Trades class in January 2019. The program will also run in summer 2019 and be open to all, including women, students, and young adults.

This discovery program is a unique opportunity to explore a variety of trades — including Drafting, Electrical, Heavy Mechanical, Carpentry, Welding, and Plumbing and Piping — and to acquire basic skills that will prove fundamental if you decide to become a tradesperson. At the end of the program, you are certified in Forklift Truck, First Aid, and Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), and you are ready to enter trade foundation training or seek an apprenticeship in the trade of your choice.

Credential: Statement of completion

Format: Full time

Duration: 9 weeks

Days and times: 
Woman in Trades (A women-only program) CRN 20082, Mon–Fri, 8:30 am–3:30 pm, Jan 7–Mar 28 2019
Summer program (Open to all) CRN 40168, Mon–Fri, 8:30 am–3:30 pm, Jul 3–Aug 31

Location: Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Tuition*: $1495, including tuition costs, and books

Additional costs: Coveralls and Steel toed boots required

Start dates: January, July

Employment facts

The Explore Trades Sampler program is a career exploration program that gives you the opportunity to explore select trades and earn certifications in Forklift Truck, First Aid, and Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), which can be useful to secure general employment with retailers, warehouses, manufacturers, or processing plants.

At the end of the program, you are ready to enter trade foundation training or seek an apprenticeship in the trade of your choice.

Currently in Canada, the demand for skilled tradespeople, including electricians, welders, mechanics, carpenters, and pipefitters, has never been higher. Training in a trade can open the path to an exciting and well-paid career, if you find that this type of work suits your skills and disposition.

Entrance requirements

There is no application or entrance exam required.

Program outline

UFV’s Explore Trades Sampler  is designed for you to try multiple trades to help you decide which one you’d like to pursue as a career.

As a program participant, you get to learn on top-of-the-line equipment and tools in UFV’s spacious Trades and Technology Centre, under the supervision of an experienced instructor.

Trades explored

You explore a variety of trades and acquire basic skills that will prove fundamental if you decide to become a trades person.

  • Drafting
  • Electrical
  • Heavy mechanical
  • Automechanics
  • Carpentry
  • Welding
  • Plumbing & piping

Certification earned

When you complete the program, you earn the following certifications, which can be useful to secure general employment with retailers, warehouses, manufacturers, or processing plants:

  • Forklift Truck (forklift training)
  • First Aid
  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)

Career preparation

You also have the opportunity to complete worksite visits as well as a career preparation module.

At the end of the program, you are ready to enter trade foundation training or seek an apprenticeship.

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Questions?

Phone: 604-847-5451
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, local 5451
Email: parttimetrades@ufv.ca
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