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Youth in Industry Training. College Presidents / School District Superintendents Feb 21, 2007. Presentors. Jeff Lekstrom Northern Lights College Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship Doug Boyd School District 60 Director of Instruction

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youth in industry training

Youth in Industry Training

College Presidents / School District Superintendents

Feb 21, 2007

  • Jeff Lekstrom
    • Northern Lights College
    • Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship
  • Doug Boyd
    • School District 60
    • Director of Instruction
industry training programs
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Automotive Service Technician

Carpentry Apprenticeship

Commercial Transport Technician


Culinary Arts



Heavy Duty Technician

Heavy Equipment Operator

Industry Training Programs
industry training programs5
Instrumentation Mechanic


Oil and Gas Field Operator


Power Engineering and Gas Processing (planned for future)

Residential Construction


Welding C Level

Industry Training Programs
delivery models
Delivery Models
  • College (dual credit)
  • District (dual credit)
  • District / College (dual credit)
time frame facilities
Time Frame / Facilities
  • Five month foundation and Level 1 Apprenticeship (college/district)
  • Traditional apprenticeship model to SSA students (college)
  • Transition to Trades (preparation for entry delivered by district)
partnership structure
Partnership Structure
  • Ongoing discussion between School District 60 and Northern Lights College
  • Articulation Agreements, verbal and written
  • Advisory Committee
  • Northern Opportunities
staffing instructors
Staffing / Instructors
  • Dual credentialed instructors are difficult to find
  • Attracting industry personnel due to wage differential is an issue
  • All trade instructors delivering dual credit programs are currently Red Seal Interprovincial Certified
  • College instructors have or are recommended to obtain the BC Provincial Instructor Diploma
  • District based instructors are currently Red Seal and certified teachers
challenges solutions
Challenges / Solutions
  • Matching school semester with college terms / college aligned to district semesters
  • Determining seats for districts involved / dealt with on situational basis
  • Student selection / criteria and pre-requisites jointly established (district completes student selection)
  • *Open communication through regular and frequent contact involving support and instructional staff, counsellors, recruiters, and administrators
  • From minimal offerings to 17 trades related programs
  • Currently reviewing trade model to expand offerings/delivery in all career areas
northern opportunities
Northern Opportunities
  • Mission: To strengthen individuals and communities in northeastern BC by enhancing opportunities for students to:
    • Succeed in high school
    • Pursue post-secondary education
    • Build rewarding careers in the trades/technology workforce