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Trades Sampler BCIT

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UPDATE: This program will start being offered again in the 2024-2025 school year.

The Vancouver School Board partners with BCIT to offer the SkilledTradesBC (STBC) Explore Trades Sampler program.

Program Details

This program runs from February to May at BCIT Burnaby, with some classes at the Annacis Island (Delta), Aerospace Technology (Richmond), and Marine (North Vancouver) 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 or11 to apply for this program. Grade 12 students may apply if seats remain available. 

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. The program typically offers experience in 15 trades over 14 weeks.


Contact for further details

Mark Reid

Student Success Story

Getting up early and working hard is the lifestyle of a trades person. But if you love what you're doing, this isn't a huge burden. Read more


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