Auto Tech program gives dual credit to high school students

The program starts at Victoria High School with 13 weeks of classes

Students who are considering a career as an automotive service technician are invited to apply for the new auto tech program, offered in partnership by Camosun College and Victoria High School.

This apprenticeship training is offered as a dual credit program, which means students will earn high school credit and college credit at the same time, and the school district will cover the cost of tuition.

The program starts at Victoria High School with 13 weeks of classes and shop work starting in February. After completing 120 hours of work experience, students will then continue their training at Camosun College, for the seven-week automotive service technician Level 1 apprenticeship training.

When students graduate on July 10, they’ll be eligible to write the provincial exam to earn their Level 1 certificate of qualification.

The program is open to Grade 11 and 12 students throughout southern Vancouver Island, as well as recent graduates who were 18 years of age or younger as of July 1.

Further information is online at camosun.ca/autotech.

Interested students may apply by contacting: Nicola Priestley, careercoordinator for School District 61, by email at npriestley@sd61.bc.ca.

 

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