This partnership between Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 provides a unique opportunity for secondary school students to complete Grade 12 graduation requirements while earning post-secondary credits and certification in the plumbing/pipe fitting field.
Additionally, students will acquire job-ready skills to enter the job market or pursue other post-secondary education. Students will develop the necessary habits concerning safety and the proper use of time, tools, materials, and the work skills required to be a competent tradesperson in today’s workforce.
Students who successfully complete the Plumbing Foundation program will receive Level 1 in-school technical training credit and 375 work-based hours towards completion of the Plumber Apprenticeship program, and will receive their Level 2 in-school technical training.
Students are able to follow one of the four certification streams: plumbing, pipe fitting, gas fitting and sprinkler fitting.