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Trades and Skills Knowledge Program

Edward Milne Community School is proud to offer this opportunity for students to build capacity in trades apprenticeship programs. The TASK (Trades Awareness Skills and Knowledge) Program is an innovative educational partnership between Edward Milne Community School, Sooke School District (SD62), and Camosun College. TASK gives students an opportunity to pursue further training at Camosun College through the South Island Partnership Program funded by SD62, or a secondary school apprenticeship. Students explore a variety of trades including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, metal fabrication, sheet metal, and welding.

The delivery is different than a regular school program; students have two instructors, one from Camosun College, the other a qualified high school instructor. Students will alternate between Camosun College for specialized trade instruction, and Edward Milne Community School. TASK students can earn up to 28 credits towards graduation including dual credits with Camosun College. The program runs full time from February to June each year.

Future growth in the trades sector is positive and high schools are working with industry to offer students skills to become involved in these trades careers. The TASK program is an excellent opportunity to explore a number of trades, and to earn credits in a practical environment. Students will be given opportunities to explore local industry as well as receive hands-on experience constructing small sheds, saunas, greenhouses and other projects as required. If you are interested in having the students in this program construct a small project for your property, or you have a student interested in participating in this program, please contact EMCS Vice-Principal John Lyall, for more information. Contact info: 250.642.5211 or jlyall@sd62.bc.ca