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Painting and Decorating

The Vancouver School Board is partnered with the Finishing Trades Institute of BC
to offer the ITA Youth TRAIN in Trades  Painting and Decorating program.

Program Details   

The program is taught at the Finishing Trades Institute in Surrey, and runs from  mid-June to the end of July. Classes are held Monday to Friday.

The School District covers the cost of tuition. However, students will be responsible for purchasing their own program learning resources and safety equipment.  

Course Contents

Students will be introduced to common coatings, surface preparation and the tools used in the trade, including airless spray. An extensive safety program includes respirator training, fall protection, ladder and scaffold training and WHMIS. Refer to the Finishing Trades website for more details.


Update: This program is full for 2021 due to limited capacity during the ongoing pandemic.

Contact for further details

Mark Reid

Learn More

Discover more about this trade on the ITA Find My Trade Painter and Decorator overview.

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