Trades Awareness Skills and Knowledge (TASK) is a 5 month, full time, hands-on program offered at EMCS in the second semester, in partnership with Camosun College. TASK teaches foundation skills in the areas of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, automotive and sheet metal. Emphasis is on safety, practical skills, and on-the –job training. Industry certifications (eg: WHMIS, Fall Arrest, Confined Spaces Training and Construction Safety Training System (SCTS) are offered. A work experience component provides an opportunity to develop employability skills, gain insight into work place expectations, and may lead to a building trade apprenticeship. Students earn up to 24 high school credits, and 8 Camosun College credits upon successful completion. Age requirement: 15 years or older, preference given to senior students. Check out https://elliotwashere.wordpress.com/ for updates on projects the class takes on.

CREDIT: 24   TYPE: TASK - Trades Awareness, Skills & Knowledge GRADE: 10-12

Metalwork focused Trades Awareness Skills and Knowledge (TASK) dual credit course is a full-time semester cohort class that will take place from September to end of January. Students will take trades focused courses at both EMCS and Camosun College - Interurban Campus. At EMCS, instruction will focus on metal fabrication and welding in both a shop and classroom setting. While at Camosun College, students will sample a number of trades courses which could include sheet metal, heavy duty mechanics and plumbing. Additionally, all students will be required to participate in a trade-focused work experience program at a local business or company. Work experience has many benefits including on-the-job training and mentorship, employability skills, and possible future employment opportunities. Safety will be a primary focus at all education and work sites. Students will earn up to 16 credits to put towards high school graduation and 8 additional credits at Camosun College.