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Combine three micro-credentials for a supported entry into your heavy mechanical trades career. You’ll begin with a trades sampler introduction to the trades and then develop skills in four heavy mechanical trades: truck and transport mechanic, transport trailer technician, heavy duty equipment technician and diesel engine mechanic. Upon completion of the program, you’ll qualify for your Heavy Mechanical Foundation Harmonized certificate and earn Level 1 technical training credit and work-based training hours when you register as an apprentice.
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Funding is available to cover the cost of training for qualified applicants. Funding eligibility is reviewed as part of the application process. Application fee for this program has been covered by grant funding. To start your application, click apply now and follow EducationPlannerBC's instructions. When you reach the review and submit screen, click the “I have an approved application fee waiver” radio button and add NIC2021MC in the Waiver Code box to have the application fee waived.
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This innovative pilot program gives students a supported entry to the heavy mechanical program while also earning transferable industry certifications. This is an excellent opportunity for learners to earn level 1 technical training credit and work-based training hours in a real-world context, while establishing a career in the trades.
Cheryl O’Connell, dean, trades and technical programs