Construction Trade Sampler

Construction Trades Sampler program lets you explore multiple trades in greater depth. Over 240 hours, you’ll gain practical skills and can even complete certifications that trades employers are looking for. The Construction Trades Sampler is an intake group that is immersed into the many careers related to the construction industry. Students will explore interested career areas around the following trades:

  1. Carpentry
  2. Electrical
  3. Plumbing

The course is mainly “hands on” by building skills, knowledge and the right attitude that employers are looking for. There will be a focus on SkilledTradesBC (formerly the Industry Training Authority or ITA) essential skills, field trips to businesses that employ trades people, project building in the shop, and practical experiences with ACE’s excellent instructors. Drafting and math will be interspersed with day to day learning.

The Construction Trades Sampler provide students with tangible skills related to daily work in each of the three trades they study, as well as developing their understanding of the professionalism of a tradesperson. The program instills safe workplace practices, student skill development and encourages design, planning, production, and evaluation of various techniques and projects.

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates will be able to work in entry-level positions for Installing and repairing lighting fixtures and equipment, including switches and circuit breakers.
  • Connecting power to communications equipment, signalling devices and heating and cooling systems.
  • Troubleshooting electronic systems and replacing faulty components.
  • They will have essential safety certifications and skills training to start their career in Construction Trades Sampler that will allow them to contribute in various projects.
  • Able to take the responsibility for restoring and/or installing of structural woodwork and related materials, specifically the practices, procedures, techniques, tools and equipment, materials, specifications.
  • Install, repair, and maintain pipes, valves, fittings, drainage systems, and fixtures in commercial and residential structures.

Lenghth of Program

This program is 8 weeks long(240 hours total).

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students will receive a Recognition of Achievement (RoA).

This program is pending approval from Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). 

  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and entrance assessments with a minimum score of 50% in the English Assessment and a minimum score of 50% in the Math Assessment

This program is a unique opportunity to explore a variety of trades—including Carpentry, Electrical and Plumbing—and to acquire basic skills that will prove fundamental if you decide to become a tradesperson.
Students will be introduced to the electrical trade and shown what skills are essential to begin a career in the trade. Students will also be introduced to various materials and processes used by an electrician. They are introduced to the electrical trade and its various career options including construction and industrial electrician. Students will work safely in the electrical code requirements to select appropriate materials and tools to perform tasks.
Students will be introduced to the carpentry trade and its various career options including residential, commercial and renovation construction. They will demonstrate material and tool selection and usage, standard building techniques, and develop skills to create 3-D objects from 2-D plans and blueprints.Also, they will be introduced to the carpentry trade and shown the skills that are essential to begin a career in that trade. The various career paths and aspects of the carpentry trade will also be explained. In addition, students will be introduced to the general materials and processes used by a carpenter.

Students will be introduced to the plumbing trade and its various career options, including pipe/steam fitting, gas fitting and sprinkler fitting. They will create piping systems using appropriate practices, material, tools and equipment. They will be introduced to the pipe trades, including plumbing, pipe/steam fitting, sprinkler fitting, gas fitting and refrigeration. They will learn the basic skills necessary for success in the pipe trades including skills in reading, numeracy and document processing. Key attributes for people entering the plumbing trades are good mechanical, mathematical and spatial visualization skills; effective communication skills to communicate with co-workers and clients; analytical/problem-solving skills to interpret building plans, inspect piping systems and diagnose system faults and/or malfunctions.

Construction Trade Sampler

September 11- November 17, 2023


Construction Trade sampler

Construction Trade Sampler



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