Gateway Trades

​​Students will learn practical skills and industry requirements for a variety of trades.  The program will focus on (but is not limited to) the following trades:  Carpentry, Construction Craft Worker, Plumbing, Aircraft Maintenance, Electrical and Sheet Metal. The will also learn how to access further training, apprenticeship and employment. 

Students 16-18 years old​, One Semester, 14 Credits

This program is designed to provide students with practical knowledge and theoretical experience in a variety of trades sectors.  Students will gain the first-hand knowledge necessary to make an informed Trades career decision.

  • Stage 1 – Program application and interview process
  • Stage 2 – SD22 pre-Gateway programming  (September –October) Schedule TBA
  • Stage 3 – Okanagan College (October – December) Schedule TBA
  • Stage 4 – SD22 Post-Gateway programming (January-February) Schedule TBA

​Potential Students

  • 16-18 year olds
  • On track to graduate (Dogwood) with supports
  • At-risk/ vulnerable youth – mental health concerns, substance use, poverty
  • Students with SEL (social-emotional learning) issues rather than academic issues
  • Tactile/Kinesthetic learners

Recommendations for Success:

  • Good work ethic - daily attendance mandatory
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Willingness to ask questions and engage
  • Commitment to complete the program
  • Interest in a career in the trades​