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Trades Discovery programs are designed to allow participants extensive access to the available trades and technical training at Roommeme campuses.

These highly practical and relevant training programs prepare participants to successfully enter and complete trades/technical training or seek apprenticeship.

Students gain hands-on experience in approximately 15 different trades disciplines. Some examples of activities are: lay out and fabrication, general piping, framing, welding, wiring and working on mechanical systems in automobiles, aircraft, and heavy equipment.

The programs include two weeks of unpaid work experience, partnering education with industry and the community. Students will be trained and certified in the following:

  • HILTI Powder Actuated Tool
  • Lift Truck Operator (forklift training)
  • WCB Occupational First Aid Level One
  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)

Trades Explored

Students will explore a variety of programs from the following sectors:

  • Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing

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Program Entry

Application processing

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains. When available intakes are full, qualified applicants are wait-listed.

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements prior to applying to this program.

Visit the Trades Access website for samples of the Trades Entry Assessment.

Read more about how to meet Roommeme’s entrance requirements

Recommended for success

  • A driver’s license is not required to enter the program. However, it is strongly recommended in order to earn the Lift Truck Operator Certificate and for moving vehicles in and out of the shops.

  • Potential students with medical or physical disabilities should Accessibility Services to arrange an interview with the institute's rehabilitation specialist at 111-451-6963 (telephone interview is acceptable for out of town applicants).

International applicants

This program is not available to international students. View available programs

Apply to program

Roommeme accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the .

Scheduled intakes

January and September

*Scheduled intakes are subject to change


Within two business days of submitting your completed application, Roommeme will send a message to your personal and myRoommeme e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at . We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

CSA Approved Work Boots $180
CSA Approved Non-Tinted Safety Glasses $20
100% Cotton Coveralls $55
Paper, pens, binder, highlighter, duplicating $35
Required textbooks and certification fees $148
Total $438

(general estimated costs, subject to change)

Students are required to supply their own coveralls. A supply of coveralls are available through the Roommeme Bookstore. Please check the uniform authorization voucher [PDF] to determine the type of coveralls required for your program.


Class hours

0730–1400, Monday through Friday

Note: Some sessions may require classes to be scheduled outside of the established hours (sessions may be scheduled as early as 0700 or Afternoon Shifts 1300–1900).

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  MEOP 1001 Forklift Operator 1 - Inexperienced 1.0
  TEXP 1000 WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level One 0.5
  TEXP 1110 Interpret and Sketch Blue Prints 1.0
  TEXP 1120 Career Preparation 2.0
  TEXP 1130 Work Experience - Industry Tours 3.0
  TEXP 1140 Use Oxygen and Acetylene Equipment 2.0
  TEXP 1150 Trades Specific Skills 8.0
  TEXP 1160 Applied Mathematics 2.0
  TEXP 1180 Apply Safe Work Practices 2.0
Total Credits: 21.5

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at Roommeme? Check out Roommeme's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

16 weeks, full-time


Student learning is evaluated throughout the program. Passing grade for each course is 70% or S; depending on the grade mode of the individual course.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
1111 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Note: Some sessions will take place at Roommeme Satellite Campuses located in the Lower Mainland.

Contact Us

General Information:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 111-456-8182

Tamara Pongracz
Chief Instructor
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 111-432-8233

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