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Heavy Mechanical Trades

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 Heavy Mechanical Trades program. 

Program Details

This program is taught at Vancouver Community College and runs for 36 weeks. Program start dates are in February and September. 

The Vancouver School Board will cover the cost of tuition. However, students will be 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

 Course Contents

Students will learn how to access vehicle damages and make repairs; restore damaged metal frames; and remove and replace damaged sections. Please see VCC program details for further information.


Learn More

Discover more about this trade on the ITA Find My Trade Heavy Duty Equipment Technician overview.

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