This program starts you off with academic upgrading, then carpentry trades training – both theory and practical, and concludes with on-the-job technical training. All students will receive support in job placements which may be used for apprenticeship hours. Students will each participate in an 8-week, 200-hour, trade-appropriate work placement. Upon completion, you will graduate with a certificate which will allow credits towards apprenticeship training in the future.
Please visit the College Preparation website for the full list of courses available to take through our academic upgrading.
Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry prepares students for direct entry into employment and/or further studies.
Use this chart to check Provincial high school equivalencies accepted at Portage College. Note: This is just a guide.
Program Start/End Dates
Winter Term: January 3rd, 2023 (Trades Training)
Spring Term: May 1st, 2033 (Placement)
August 15, 2022
Lac La Biche Campus