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Foundation Programs

Foundation Programs

Foundation programs are designed for individuals with little to no experience but want to gain the practical knowledge and hands-on skills to begin a successful career in trades.

KPU delivers various Foundation programs, including Welding, Plumbing and Construction Electrician, led by industry-experienced, Red Seal-endorsed instructors.

Small class sizes (16 students/class on average) ensures you get the 1-on-1 support you need to build the confidence and know-how employers are looking for.

Your Health Matters

We live in unprecedented times and the safety and well-being of all of our students and staff is paramount. You may have concerns about how we're going to keep you safe while your on campus. We've created a series of COVID-19 guidelines that you should familiarize yourself with for your trade:

We want to thank you for doing your part to make KPU a safe place to learn.


To progress from the Foundation program to an apprenticeship, you will need to find an employer who will sponsor your apprenticeship and register with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). KPU delivers various apprenticeship programs when you are ready for career advancement.

Learn More About Apprenticeships

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