Trade Awareness, Skills & Knowledge (TASK)

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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 TASK program is a “get your feet wet” introductory program to provide tangible learning experiences for students by giving them exposure to 7 different trade areas listed below. Students work and learn outside the traditional classroom setting, facilitating a focus on “hands on learning”.

  • Automotive
  • Carpentry
  • Joinery
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Sheet metal
  • Drywall
  • Painting
  • Various metal trades

This program is consistent with the Saanich 3-prong vision for trade bound students in that it has graduation as the primary goal, some level of technical training in a variety of trade areas, complimented by work based training and employment in one of the identified trade areas.

This five-month program is designed to give students practical skills to make them employable and ease them into the workplace in one of the above listed trade areas. In addition to developing basic hand tool and power tool skills in the 9 trade areas, students also get 7 valuable certificates:

  • Confined Space
  • Skid Steer
  • CSTS-09 Certification
  • Fall Arrest
  • First Aid
  • Flag person

This district program is offered in the first semester of the school year through Saanichton Learning Centre / ILC in partnership with Camosun College. Students get credit for 2 college level courses, 2 high school courses and 2 work experience courses.

Students interested in this program must have the recommendation of the career counsellor at their home school and consult with Wendy Walker at ILC or Stu Rhodes (250) 415-9211 to see if this program is appropriate and to develop an educational plan.

Contact Stu Rhodes - Career Counsellor -