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Trades Sampler BCIT

UPDATE: Unfortunately, this program is not offered this coming year, 2023-2024. We hope that it will be available next year. Please contact Mark Reid, Career Program Resource Teacher, to discuss alternative options.

The Vancouver School Board partners with BCIT to offer the ITA Explore Trades Sampler program

Program Details

This program runs from February to May at BCIT Burnaby, with some classes at the Annacis Island, Aerospace and Marine campuses.  All campuses are accessible by transit.

Classes hours run from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm. Some sessions may be scheduled outside of these established hours (as early as 7:00 am or afternoon shifts from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm).

Please note that students must be in grades 10 or 11 to apply for this program. Grade 12 students may apply only if they can complete their program before they finish grade 12. 

For more details on program dates, students should contact their counsellors, or email

Course Content

During this program students will gain hands-on shop sessions in a wide variety of trades. Disciplines include construction, manufacturing and transportation sectors.

Contact for further details

Mark Reid

Student Success Story

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