This 24-week program will provide students, even those with little or no experience, with the necessary skills to seek employment in the trades as an apprentice electrician.
The program teaches aspects of residential, commercial and industrial wiring with a focus on residential. The curriculum follows the Industry Training Authority (ITA), BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development guidelines for the first year of the "in class" component of the electrical apprenticeship, which includes installation of electrical equipment in compliance with the Canadian Electrical Code.
Students engage in a variety of classroom, laboratory, and shop activities. Students learn theoretical principals of electricity in the classroom, test their knowledge in the laboratory, and apply their knowledge in the shop where they design, install and construct electrical power, lighting and control systems in compliance with provincial and national codes.
Students earn credit for the Level One technical training component of the electrical apprenticeship as well as advance credit for 350 work-based hours of the practical on-the-job component of an apprenticeship.
Graduates of the Electrical Foundation Program at Selkirk College typically find employment as electrical apprentices engaged in the installation and maintenance of electrical power, lighting, heating, control, alarm, data and communication systems in residential, commercial and industrial settings as well as numerous other related fields.
Learn Vital Industry Standards
Canadian Electrical Code Regulations and Standards
Circuit concepts and basics
Control circuit installation
Low voltage distributions systems installation
Read and interpret drawings and manuals
Safe work practices
Test equipment usage
The program addresses the need to cultivate relevant skills such as teamwork, effective communications, problem solving, quality of workmanship and the ability to adapt to ever evolving workplace conditions.
A complete set of tools will be provided 'on loan' to each student with a deposit of $100.00
Youth Train in Trades (formerly ACE IT)
The Youth Train in Trades
program was formerly known as Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training (ACE IT). It is designed to help secondary school students get a head start on careers in the trades while earning credit towards their high school graduation. Learn more online at Industry Training Authority
For more information speak with your high school guidance counsellor or get in touch with Selkirk College's Industry and Trades administrative assistant.