Camosun College

Camosun College is located in Victoria, British Columbia and has two campuses serving learners in the region. The Interurban campus, offers a wide variety of programs in trades training and has recently opened a brand new state-of-the-art Trades facility. The ITA funds both Aboriginals in Trades Training and Women in Trades Training programs with Camosun. See program description below.

Aboriginals in Trades Training (AITT) program 
Trades Skills Foundation (TSF)

camosun.ca/aitt
Susan Wilson, Coordinator
Phone: 250-370-4779
Email: wilsons@camosun.ca

Larry Underwood, Coordinator
Phone: 250-370-4778
Email: underwoodl@camosun.ca
Location: Victoria
Service Region(s): Vancouver Island/Coast

  • 12-week comprehensive trades-sampling introductory program - two (2) cohorts per year participants work in classroom and various shops exploring a variety of trades, career paths, industry demands and safety practices/training cultural supports, life skills, essential skills, academic assessment, industry-recognized certifications, and a hands-on project guidance to transition into Foundation Trades Technical Training of participant’s choice
  • In-demand Foundation Technical Trades Training (Automotive/Carpentry/Electrical/Fine Furniture/Heavy Mechanical/Plumbing & Pipe/Professional Cook/Refrigeration & Air Conditioning/Sheet Metal & Metal Fabrication/Welding) above technical trades training programs vary from 6-10 months depending on trade participants must have pre-requisites for respective trade program may be offered in either a cohort or one-off basis, based on number of interested participants
  • All participants receive employment transition supports (including apprenticeship employment) from a Job Coach 
  • Camosun also partners with local Aboriginal Communities to offer components of the above training within their Communities

Women in Trades Training (WITT) program   
Trades Skills Foundation (TSF)

camosun.ca/witt
Jayna Wiewiorowski, Coordinator
Phone: 250-370-4030
Email: wiewiorowskij@camosun.ca

  • 12-week comprehensive trades-sampling introductory program - two (2) cohorts per year participants work in classroom and various shops exploring a variety of trades, career paths, industry demands and safety practices/training, hands-on project guidance to transition into Foundation Trades Technical Training of participant’s choice
  • In-demand Foundation Technical Trades Training (Automotive/Carpentry/Electrical/Fine Furniture/Heavy Mechanical/Plumbing & Pipe/Professional Cook/Refrigeration & Air Conditioning/Sheet Metal & Metal Fabrication/Welding) above technical trades training programs vary from 6-10 months depending on trade participants must have pre-requisites for respective trade program may be offered in either a cohort or one-off basis, based on number of interested participants
  • All participants receive employment transition supports (including apprenticeship employment) from a Job Coach