Trades, Tech and Talk

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The trades and tech­nol­ogy sec­tor in Bri­tish Columbia is boom­ing. The need for qual­i­fied trades­peo­ple re­mains, with the BC Labour Mar­ket Out­look es­ti­mat­ing that nearly 107,000 job open­ings in the prov­ince over the next decade, will be in trades, trans­port, equip­ment op­er­a­tion, and re­lated fields. Kwantlen Polytech­nic Uni­ver­sity (KPU) of­fers a mix of trades and tech­nol­ogy pro­grams, rang­ing in length from a few weeks to sev­eral months, at their ded­i­cated trades and tech cam­pus in Cloverdale. In­di­vid­u­als in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about these in-de­mand ca­reers are in­vited to find out more in per­son at the up­com­ing KPU Tech Open House on Tues­day, Novem­ber 20, 2018 from 3-7pm. Boast­ing a range of work­shops, a far­rier barn, an auto shop, and space ded­i­cated to de­vel­op­ing hands-on, ap­plied skills, the cam­pus is well-equipped to help stu­dents de­velop the ex­per­tise nec­es­sary for suc­cess in the trades. Guests at the open house are in­vited to take a guided cam­pus tour and ex­plore first-hand while con­nect­ing with cur­rent stu­dents and fac­ulty. Many of the trades and tech­nol­ogy pro­grams of­fered by KPU, in­clud­ing appliance ser­vic­ing, au­to­mo­tive ser­vic­ing, car­pen­try, plumb­ing and more, al­low stu­dents to go on to pur­sue their Red Seal en­dorse­ment—the standard of ex­cel­lence in the trades in Canada. In ad­di­tion, KPU has launched a mecha­tron­ics diploma pro­gram. Com­bin­ing tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing, and elec­tron­ics, the pro­gram is fo­cused on prepar­ing stu­dents for a range of evolv­ing po­si­tions in man­u­fac­tur­ing, cross­ing in­dus­tries like agri­cul­ture, biotech­nol­ogy, and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions.

Ready to ap­ply? You can! Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from KPU’S Fu­ture Stu­dents’ Of­fice will be avail­able at the open house to as­sist prospec­tive stu­dents through­out the ap­pli­ca­tion process and an­swer ques­tions. Plus, prospec­tive stu­dents are el­i­gi­ble to win a waiver for free tu­ition!

To learn more about trades and tech­nol­ogy pro­grams at KPU visit

The KPU Tech Open House is hap­pen­ing Tues­day, Novem­ber 20 from 3-7pm at the KPU Tech cam­pus in Cloverdale—5500 180 Street, Sur­rey. The event is free and open to the pub­lic, though RSVPS are en­cour­aged. Visit open­house for de­tails. Can’t make it? No prob­lem. Con­nect with our Fu­ture Stu­dents’ Of­fice any­time at 604.599.3030 or or drop in and visit any KPU cam­pus.

For more than 30 years, Kwantlen Polytech­nic Uni­ver­sity has pro­vided stu­dents with the skills they need for the ca­reers they want. KPU of­fers a range of de­gree, diploma, cer­tifi­cate, and ci­ta­tion pro­grams with op­por­tu­ni­ties for hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing. Why stop at the­ory, when you can also har­ness the power of ex­pe­ri­ence? Launch your ca­reer and make a pos­i­tive im­pact on your com­mu­nity with ex­pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing at KPU: where thought meets ac­tion.

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