Careers and Dual Credit


Careers and Dual Credit is for school aged School District 79 students interested in taking advantage of a FREE TUITION opportunity to get a head start on their career plans. Students can participate in this program prior to or immediately after graduation as long as they are still school aged (under 19 as of July 1st). Some of the programs available to School District 79 students include: HCA (Health Care Assistant), ECE (Early Childhood Education), Welding, Mechanics, RACM, Carpentry, Plumbing, Horticulture Tech, Professional Cook Training, Electrician, Hairdressing and more.

The Careers and Transitions site contains practical information about finding a training program that matches a student’s skills and interests. All of our FREE TUITION programs help students learn the core skills needed for a chosen career field, and many include hands-on work experience with local industry.

Check our website for more information:

Or Contact your school’s Career Counselor and get more information today!

Cowichan Secondary – Cheryl Martin (250) 746-4435

Frances Kelsey – Kevin van der Linden (250) 743-6916

Chemainus Secondary – Garry Culbertson (250) 246-4711

Lake Cowichan – Pat Biello (250) 749-6634

Open Learning and Alternate Education – Lisa Kellar or Scott Jackson (250) 746-6052