Josh Anderson

Apprenticeship and Carpentry

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 available seats in upcoming classes. VIU has so much to offer and my short time spent on campus is just a taste of the opportunities that wait for me on my return.

Morgan Brown

Journeyman Carpenter

I like the teachers, they’re really knowledgeable, really prepare you for what to expect. It was really fun to go back each year. There are things about the trade that you had to be in the classroom to learn, you can’t learn it all on-site. And you can tell on the worksite who has the schooling. It gave me a jump up on everyone. I would recommend that other students complete their apprenticeships. Following through on all the apprenticeship levels was totally worth it. One of the bigger... more

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