Continuing Education

Trades Discovery

Trades

Sample multiple trades and choose your career

UFV’s ten-week Trades Discovery program is ideal for students, young adults, or women wishing to learn practical skills, gain general employment certifications, and explore trades careers.

This 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, H2S Awareness, and WHMIS, and you are ready to enter trade foundation training or seek an apprenticeship in the trade of your choice.

To register, phone 604-847-5451 or 1-888-504-7441, ext. 5451. Registration is on a first come/first serve basis.

Credential: Statement of completion

Format: Full time

Duration: 10 weeks

Days and times: Jun 26–Sep 1, Mon–Fri, 9 am–3:30 pm

Location: Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

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

Employment facts

The Trades Discovery program is a career exploration program that gives you the opportunity to explore select trades and earn certifications in Forklift Truck, H2S Awareness, and 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 ten-week trades discovery program is a special opportunity for you to sample 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
  • 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)
  • H2S Awareness
  • 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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