About Our Students

Josh Anderson - Apprenticeship and Carpentry Student

At VIU here in Nanaimo, I always feel amongst friends and family. Sure, they give you a student number, but never treat you like one. Tanya Reiber and the VIU trades department in particular knows you by name and will always go out of their way to let you know of more ››



Bill Dean, Apprenticeship and Automotive and Service Technician Graduate

I attended Vancouver Island University for the entire Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship program, from entry level through Level four. It was an excellent learning experience, and feedback from people in the automotive service industry regarding the program has been exceptional. It is clear more ››


Brandon Grant - Apprenticeship and Heavy Duty Commercial Transport Student

VIU was the best choice I have made for trade school. The instructors are knowlegable and willing to help in any way. The amount of working props to be able to work on and test was a great learning experience. I now have a great career as more ››


Jesse Livingston - Apprenticship and Electrician Student

I had been working as an Electrician for 8 years without having done any schooling. This was mainly due to the limited options available for training. At the time, I lived in Parksville, so I was faced with either travelling 2 hours North to Campbell River or South to Victoria. Neither of which were good options as it would mean either more ››