Trades Programs

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 has teamed up with several post-secondary institutions and trades training organizations to offer apprenticeship training programs for students in grades 10-12. 

Students entering Grade 12 now can graduate and earn first-year, post-secondary certification and apprenticeship training in one year with no tuition fees.

Students interested in these programs can contact Steve Wiebe at 604.318.9792,, or Brad Dingler at 604.626.1176, You can also see your counsellor, work experience coordinator or career planning assistant at your school.

Visit the Trades and Partnerships Programs website.


Download our Youth Train in Trades/Work in Trades Programs booklet

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 core technical knowledge needed to move into the next levels of landscaping and/or production. Paid work placements...
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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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Students will develop the necessary habits concerning safety and the proper use of time, tools, materials, and the work skills required to...
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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
• Photocopy of birth certificate if you are new to the school district 


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 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 enrol” (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 counsellor for assistance in completing your application package.

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