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Baking & Pastry Arts

PROGRAM UPDATE: Applications for the 2022 - 2023 school year are no longer available for this program.

The Vancouver School Board partners with Vancouver Community College to offer the ITA Youth TRAIN in Trades Baking and Pastry Arts program.

Program Details

This program is taught  at  Vancouver Community College (Pender Campus) and runs from July to December.

Classes are held Monday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm. Friday is intended for work experience and/or academic classes.

The School District covers the cost of tuition. However, students are responsible for purchasing their own books, materials and U-Pass.

Please note that students must be in grades 10 or 11 to apply for Youth Train in Trades programs. Grade 12 students may apply for Youth Train in Trades 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 Additionally, program information can be found on the VCC website: VCC Baking and Pastry Arts

Course Contents

Students will learn basic baking preparation skills and take courses such as: Quick Breads, Various Pies, French Pastries, Cake Baking and Decorating, and Bakery Merchandising.


Learn More

Discover more about this trade on the ITA Find My Trade Baker overview.

Student Success Stories

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