Indigenous Peoples in Trades Training

Virtual Info Sessions

  • Friday April 8th 12 - 1 pm 
  • Wednesday April 13th 12 - 1 pm 

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Trade Discovery Program (TDP)
12 week non-credit program

These career exploration programs will expose you to different trades and career options, with a focus on safety, skills upgrading, and enhancing your job readiness. You'll experience hands-on learning opportunities, safety training, and career mentorship and site tours with industry employers. You'll develop a resume, practice interview and job search skills, and enhance team-building experience.

Program Details

Students will receive exposure to a variety of trades that may include:

  • Automotive Mechanics
  • Carpentry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrical
  • Hair Styling
  • Horticulture
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Welding

Students will also receive certificate training that may include: 

  • Confined Space
  • Fall Protection
  • Food Safe
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1
  • WHMIS

Offerings

Please contact the Program Coordinator to get added to the Interest List for upcoming cohorts.

  • Cowichan Fall 2022 (Dates TBA)
  • Nanaimo Fall 2023 (Dates TBA)

Costs

Tuition is fully funded for eligible applicants, with personal protective equipment (PPE) and learning materials provided.

How to Apply

We accept applications on an ongoing basis, up to one month before the start of a program.

  1. Check your eligibility: funding requirements.

  2. If you are eligible, email the Program Coordinator stating your:

    • Name
    • Phone Number
    • Email
    • Which program you're interested in.
  3. Once your eligibility is confirmed, the Program Coordinator will send you the application form to apply. 

  4. For questions or help with the application process, contact:

Program Coordinator: Amanda Aust

Phone: 250-748-4529 Ext. 3532

Email: Amanda.Aust@viu.ca

Trades Foundation Training

VIU Indigenous Peoples in Trades Training offers sponsorship for eligible and selected individuals in their pursuit of becoming a tradesperson by supporting Foundation training at the college.

Program Details

Course outlines are trade specific.  Please see VIU Trades and Applied Technology for more details.

Costs

Indigenous Peoples in Trades Training Foundation sponsorships may include tuition, textbooks, and personal protective equipment (PPE) where applicable.

Admission Requirements

To apply for IPTT sponsorship for Foundation programming at VIU, applicants must have the prerequisites for that particular program. Check the Admission Requirements tab for any of Vancouver Island University's Trades Foundation program (pre-apprentice programs) and their respective prerequisites.

How to apply

We accept applications on an ongoing basis.

  1. Apply to a Trades Foundation program at VIU.
  2. Check your eligibility: funding requirements.

  3. If you are eligible, email the Program Coordinator stating your:

    • Name
    • Phone Number
    • Email
    • Which program you're interested in.
  4. Once your eligibility is confirmed, the Program Coordinator will send you the application form to apply. 

  5. For questions or help with the application process, contact:

Program Coordinator: Amanda Aust

Phone: 250-748-4529 Ext. 3532

Email: Amanda.Aust@viu.ca

Sponsors: Government of Canada, BC Provincial Government, Industry Training Authority