Carpentry

Carpentry, Foundation (Camosun College)

For more detailed information see the following link to the Saanich Career Education web page: Carpentry

Students interested in this program must meet with a Career Teacher to development a personal education/transition plan and complete all appropriate application and registration forms.

The Carpentry program provides you with the skills and theory necessary to become competent in all aspects of the carpentry trade. The program deals primarily with the residential construction sector of the industry but will also introduce students to some aspects of the heavy construction industry.

Carpentry Program, Saanich - (leads to Level 1 - Apprenticeship Program)

For more detailed information see the following link to the Saanich Career Education web page: Carpentry

Students interested in this program must meet with a Career Teacher to development a personal education/transition plan and complete all appropriate application and registration forms.

The goal of the Saanich Carpentry Trade Program is to prepare graduating secondary school students to enter a career in the construction industry by developing an understanding of theoretical concepts and practical skills equivalent to a First Year Apprentice Carpenter.

Students who enter this rigorous, must be self-motivated and possess a strong physical work ethic. Candidates must be committed to the philosophy of “teamwork”, which will be essential as they participate in the construction of a significant project in the local community incorporating all aspects of residential wood-frame construction.

Upon successful completion of the program, students move on to Camosun College in the summer of their graduation year for a 7-week program to round out their training. Our partnership with the college and the provincial Industry Training Authority (Youth Train In Trades program), enables us to cover the cost of this advanced training opportunity provided to our students.

Students are encouraged to simultaneously participate in the Youth Work In Trades (formerly Secondary School Apprenticeship or SSA) program. Youth Work In Trades enables students to be indentured to an employer while attending school. Hours logged in an apprenticeable trade can be used to gain high school credits. In addition, these hours count toward the 6200 work-based training hours required as part of the apprenticeship program. Youth Work In Trades students graduating from secondary schools, and having completed all 4 Youth Work In Trades courses and logging a minimum of 900 hours may qualify for a $1000 award.

Recommended Stelly’s Courses:

  • Mathematics 11
  • English 11
  • English 12 or Com 12
  • Drafting 11 or 12

Level 1: Curriculum

  • The Carpentry Trade
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Interpret Drawings & Specifications
  • Identify Materials
  • Use Hand Tools
  • Use Portable Power Tools
  • Use Shop Equipment
  • Use Survey Instruments
  • Use Site layout
  • Build Concrete Forms
  • Frame Residential Ho