Youth can get a sample of aerospace trade

Students attending the Trade Sampler program will learn about the aerospace industry and trades such as welding and metal fabrication.

High school students can explore the aerospace industry and try out multiple trades in an upcoming youth trades sampler at NIC’s Campbell River campus.

Emphasis will be on the aerospace industry but students are also introduced to aircraft structures, metal fabrication, mechanics, electrical and welding. In addition, students earn their WHMIS, and OFA Level 1 certifications during this sampler, which runs Jan. 27 to April 24.

The sampler program provides an introduction to the health and safety standards and requirements for today’s worksite environment, as well as a pathway to further foundation and apprenticeship training offered at NIC.

The program runs Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and costs $550.

You can learn more by contacting Agnes Sharkie at 250-923-9700 ext. 7831 or NIC educational advisors are also able to provide information about the program. Contact details can be found at

Prospective students should contact their high school education advisors:

  • Timberline secondary - Ms. Diana Camerin at 250-923-9500 ext. 2523 or
  • Carihi secondary - Jeff Lontayao at 250-286-6282
  • Robron secondary - Kash Ward at 250-923-4902

Applications are now open and can be downloaded at:

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