This partnership between Kwantlen Polytechnic University and School District No. 42. It provides a unique opportunity for secondary school students to complete Grade 12 graduation requirements while earning post-secondary credits and certification in the Masonry (Bricklayer) field. Additionally, students will acquire job-ready skills to enter the job market or pursue other post-secondary education. The Program Students will develop the necessary habits concerning safety and the proper use of time, tools, materials, and the work skills required to be a competent trade's person in today's workforce. Students who successfully complete the Masonry (Bricklayer) Foundation program will receive Level 1 in-school technical training credit and 375 work-based hours towards completion of the Masonry (Bricklayer) Apprenticeship program. The program is 5 months (Sept -Jan) Monday – Thurs 8:30 – 3:00 PM. This program is located at Pitt Meadows Secondary School. Program costs:
All Students are responsible for the purchase of books and supplies ($200 is a general estimated cost, which is subject to change). Tuition: $0.00 Note: If graduated cost is $2700 Grading
The minimum grade for individual courses is 64 percent. An overall GPA of 70 percent or better is required. All courses must be passed in order to successfully complete the program. Students who successfully complete program will have completed 5 courses for 20 credits on their secondary school graduation transcript. They will also receive a Kwantlen University certificate and apprenticeship level one.
Program Content The standard program consists of the following course content: Cutting bricks to size using hammers, chisels or power tools. Laying the bricks in horizontal layers (courses). Measuring out the work area and laying the first courses according to the architect’s plans. Mixing mortar, either by hand or with a mixing machine. Spreading mortar evenly to fix the bricks into place. Ensuring that the line of the wall is totally straight and level. For this a spirit level or plumb line may be used. Making access holes in the walls to allow electricians, plumbers and other workers to bring water, electricity and commodities into the building. Requirements:
A Math 10 (A&W or Pre-calculus) • English10 • Science 10 • SS 10 • A Grad Transition plan in place • Courses in Tech Ed. are highly recommended
In addition, students must be in good physical condition, demonstrate a high degree of commitment. Recommended characteristics Students entering the Hair dressing partnership program will have the greatest chance of success if they have the following characteristics: Good practical skills. The ability to work carefully and accurately. The ability to work as part of a team. A good awareness of health and safety issues (especially when carrying heavy loads at great heights). An ability to read technical plans. A good level of fitness.
Selection priority will be:
• School District No. 42 High School students who meet qualifications
• Out-of-district High School students.
Application Process: A student’s application must include the following: • SD42 Application Package - Click Here
All Post Secondary forms must be filled out online, printed off and signed before submitted to the Trades Dept.
• Kwantlen Application - Click Here. • Kwantlen 3rd Party Waiver Forms - Click Here. • Photocopy of Birth Certificate if you are new to the school district
For More Information about this trade please see the ITA website - Click Here