Foundation Trades Training Programs

If a student is just starting training, or has been unable to secure employment in industry in a specific trade, enrolling in a Foundation Trades Training program is a viable option prior to entering into an Apprenticeship.

Upon completion of a Foundation Trades Training program, graduates will have completed up to two levels of technical training towards their chosen Apprenticeship, accumulated hours of work experience, and developed enhanced employability skills.

A Foundation program runs from 20 weeks to 10 months in duration, depending on the trade. Upon successful completion of the program, and after securing employment with an employer, you receive credit for your first- and/or second-year Apprenticeship technical training in that trade.
See this page for more information regarding enrollment.


***See this page for the Schedule of Foundation Trades Programs offered by NLC***

Northern Lights College offers the following Foundation Trades Training programs:


Automotive Service Technician (Dawson Creek)
Carpentry Foundation (Enhanced) {former Residential Construction}
Electrician (Fort St. John) 
Heavy Mechanical Trades – Foundation/Level 1
Millwright LVL 1 (Dawson Creek)  
Piping Trades
Welding (Dawson Creek)