Programs

Trades Programs

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District has teamed up with various post secondary institutions and trades training organizations to offer apprenticeship training programs for Grade 10, 11 and 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 with no tuition fees.

Students who are interested in these programs can contact Steve Wiebe at 604.318.9792 (email: steven_wiebe@sd42.ca) or Brad Dingler at 604.626.1176 (email: brad_dingler@sd42.ca). You can also see your counselor, work experience coordinator or career planning assistant at your school.

To visit the trades partnerships programs website, go to http://apprenticeship.sd42.ca

This program consists of technical training and hands on experience preparing you for employment in the automotive industry.
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The Carpentry Program provides students with skills and knowledge in building construction. The scope and depth of this program is appropriate for...
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Students in the culinary arts program will acquire a wide range of skills, including the preparation of grills, roasts, sauces, seafood, soups...
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This program will provide students with the theory and practical skills they need to enter the electrical trade. The electrical worker plans,...
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Complete Grade 12 graduation requirements while earning post-secondary credits and certification in the hairstyling field.
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The Horticulture Program provides the common core of technical knowledge needed to move into the next levels of landscaping and / or...
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This 21-week program will give students the practical theory and skills they need to enter the masonry industry. The program is taught...
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Metal fabricators deal with the selection, layout, shearing, cutting (with a torch), punching, drilling, forming, fitting and welding of metal plates and...
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Start times 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 11:00 AM noon (meet in the Salon 42 Portable)
Plumbing – GSS – Sept 6 Tuesday 8:30 AM (meet in the GSS Shop Bldg)

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 (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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