Careers and Dual Credit

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The Cowichan Valley School District offers many dual credit career transition opportunities for non-graduated school-aged students. These FREE TUITION opportunities allow our students to get a head start on their career paths supported by the district careers team. Some of the programs available to Cowichan Valley School District students include: HCA (Health Care Assistant), ECE (Early Childhood Education), Welding, Mechanics, RACM (Refrigeration Air Conditioning, Mechanic), 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:


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

Cowichan Secondary – Sandeep Heer & Traci Hamilton (250) 746-4435

Frances Kelsey – Julie Faye Parker (250) 743-6916

Chemainus Secondary – Garry Culbertson (250) 246-4711

Lake Cowichan – Naomi Battye (250) 749-6634

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