The SD38 Youth Train in Trades Auto Collision and Refinishing Foundation program offers students an opportunity to receive the COMMON CORE technical training in these two trades (harmonized).  Once this 35-week program is complete, students decide whether to take level 2 in Auto Collision or Auto Refinishing. (Eventually, both may be completed.)  Students acquire practical experience in Vancouver Community College’s (VCC) professional auto-collision shop.  Students gain skills in body welding, fitting, sheet metal and electrical repair.  As well, Youth TRAIN in Trades students learn about auto body refinishing and basic paint technology.
Program Details
  • September - June OR February - October (grade 11 or 12 start)
  • Program delivered at the VCC King Edward Campus
  • Receive 28 credits (seven courses) at the grade 12 level
  • Earn Level 1 technical training FOUNDATION (Common Core) with the Industry Training Authority (ITA)
  • Four-week work experience at a professional body shop 
  • School District #38 covers VCC tuition costs for this program
  • Students are responsible for the cost of program learning resources, uniform, safety equipment, and any applicable student fees
  • View program FLYER for more details