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Start times for fall 2016

The following are the start times for our trades partnerships programs for fall 2016:

Masonry – THSS – Sept 6 Tuesday 9:00 AM (meet at the front doors of THSS – Main Entrance)
Carpentry – GSS – Sept 6 Tuesday 9:30 AM (meet in the GSS Shop Bldg)
Carpentry – SRT – Sept 6 Tuesday 7:00 AM (meet in the SRT Wood Shop)
Metal Fab – SRT – Sept 6 Tuesday 12:00 PM noon (meet in the SRT Metal Shop)
Culinary – SRT – Sept 6 Tuesday 2:00 PM (meet in the SRT Kitchen/Cafeteria)
Electrical – GSS – Sept 6 Tuesday 8:00 AM (meet in the GSS Shop Bldg – Electrical Shop)
Automotive – WSS – Sept 6 Tuesday 8:30 AM (meet in the Auto Shop)
Hair Design – SRT – Sept 6 Tuesday 12:00 PM noon (meet in the Salon 42 Portable)

Apprenticeship training programs for Grade11 &12 students

School District No. 42 and various post secondary institutions and trades training organizations have joined together to offer apprenticeship training programs to grade 11 &12 students and adult learners. Students going into grade 12 now have the option to graduate PLUS get first year post-secondary certification and apprenticeship training in one year and with no tuition fees!

Anyone interested in these programs please call Steve Wiebe at 604.318.9792 (email: or see your counselor, work experience coordinator or the career planning assistant at your school.

Application Process

A student’s application must include the following:
• Most recent school transcript of grades (in term transcript acceptable for secondary students applying)*
• Resume
• Post secondary application form (if applicable)
• Cover letter indicating motivation and interest in program
• School District No. 42 application form
Cheque payable to School District 42 in the amount of $75.00 (non-refundable)
• Photocopy of Birth Certificate if you are new to the school district 

If you are age 19 or over you will require a Criminal Record Check which must be attached to your application. You get this done at the Ridge Meadows Police Station at a cost of $55. It may take more than a few days to have your check completed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can any student apply?
Students must be enrolled in a course of study that will lead to Grade 12 graduation upon completion of high school.

Can adults and graduated students apply?
Adults and graduated student may also apply to any of the programs the district offers, subject to available space.

Can I register in a program that is not located at my home school?
A student can register in an academy or partnership program at a school other than their home school. They can “cross enroll” (be enrolled at both schools) and graduate from their home school.

Does the district offer a bus service for cross enrolled students?
This service is no longer offered. Students are responsible for finding their own way (via public transit or private vehicle) to and from their home school to their partnership school.

Can I get help completing my application package?
Ask the work experience coordinator, career planning assistant, or your school counselor for assistance in completing your application package.

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Trades Brochure [2016]1.08 MB2272 days 23 hours ago
SD42 Partnership Application.pdf344.96 KB44218 hours 20 min ago
Application Form - BCIT 260.8 KB306623 hours 30 min ago
Application Form and Waiver - Kwantlen.pdf620.88 KB2805 hours 55 min ago
Application Form and Waiver - VCC Culinary.pdf1.6 MB4421 day 16 hours ago
Application Form and Waiver - VCC Hair Design.pdf1.59 MB4311 day 6 hours ago
Auto Service Technician530.79 KB17301 day 11 hours ago
Carpentry Level I313.76 KB219614 hours 55 min ago
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Construction Carpentry356.79 KB129410 hours 53 min ago
Cosmetology & Hairdesign331.57 KB294712 hours 9 min ago
Electrician Level I314.05 KB19422 days 8 hours ago
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Metal Fabricator589.22 KB15511 day 6 hours ago
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