Get a jump-start toward apprenticeship programs
Career Connections, a certified four-year pre-apprenticeship program designed for developing leaders within the trades of carpentry, millwrights, piledrivers, floor coverers and mill cabinet makers.
Career Connection students can anticipate completing the course within four years. The rate of success is high, namely due to the extensive teacher support.
Students learn basic and intermediate carpentry, advanced skills in commercial and residential construction, and the essentials of construction site safety. The program also includes training in employability skills including goal setting, positive attitude, punctuality, teamwork, and taking initiative. Other components of the program include Introduction to Math for the Trades, Millwrighting, and Oxyfuel Cutting and Shielded Metal Arc Welding.
Through Nearest Training Center
Students will learn the safe and proper use of the commonly used hand and power tools. They will have the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills by building a variety of projects throughout the program. The Virtual Shop is available for students so that they may see each of the projects from Project Book 1 and Project Book 2 being built virtually. This provides a visual for students to use either before or during the building process.
For schools using the
Career Connections LMS
Students have the ability to read assigned text, view the Virtual Shop videos, complete assessments, track their skill level progress, and be awarded badges, through the LMS using devices such as PCs, laptops, and tablets.
Successful completion of the Career Connections Program may provide advanced placements into one of the UBC’s registered apprenticeship programs. These programs are designed to further the student’s skills and give them on-the-job experience leading to a successful career in the UBC, all while receiving a paycheck. A career with the UBC provides great pay and benefits, paths for advancement, and the opportunity for life-long learning.