Trades Awareness, Skills & Knowledge (TASK)

Skilled Trades BC

Trades Awareness Skills and Knowledge - TASK

What is TASK? (Youth Explore the Trades Sampler)

There are TASK programs running at three SD62 Secondary Schools.  TASK is open to any qualifying SD62 student who would like to participate regardless of their home school.  

  • Construction TASK is located at Royal Bay Secondary School and runs in both Semester 1 and 2.
  • Metal TASK takes place at Edward Milne Community School and is offered in Semester 1.
  • Automotive TASK takes place at Belmont Secondary School and is offered in Semester 1.

These programs are offered through a partnership with Camosun College, and are open to all SD62 students in grades 10-12.  The program is one semester in length, and students will earn 16-20 high school credits, and an additional 8 dual credits from Camosun College.  The students also complete 100 hours of industry related Work Experience during the program, giving students an opportunity to develop employable skills which may lead to a paid job and/or an apprenticeship.

What skills are covered in TASK?

TASK is a hands-on program that focuses on four trade areas: carpentry, metal, electrical and plumbing. Students will get practical experience building a variety of projects. 

To ensure students are job ready, they will also take entry-level industry certification courses such as:

  • First Aid
  • Scissor Lift Operator
  • Fall Arrest
  • Confined Spaces Entry

Student Profile

This program is available for students in grades 10 - 12 who:

  • have a high degree of commitment and maturity.
  • have a good school attendance record.
  • are self-motivated along with a willingness and ability to plan and work independently.
  • have the ability to work as part of a team.
  • are interested in pursuing a pathway in the trades.

How do I apply?

*Applications for 2024-2025 are now available, please see your school's Career Centre.  You can also get the form here.  Applications are due May 10, 2024.

Complete and submit a TASK Program application through the Career Centre at your home school. Potential candidates are required to participate in an interview process. Preference is given to interested students enrolled in grades 11 or 12 from any of our SD62 Secondary Schools.