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IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Summer 2023 Academic Term

KPU is continuing with more on-campus teaching, learning and research in Summer 2023. Our summer course offerings will include a variety of in-person and online classes, as well as classes being offered in a blended (partially online) format.

Check this webpage for further information about Summer 2023 classes.

Faculty of Trades and Technology

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Whether you're fresh out of high school or making a career change, The Faculty of Trades and Technology at KPU will get you job-ready and prepared for success.

  • Programs are led by industry-experienced, Red Seal-endorsed instructors.

  • Small class sizes (16 students/class on average) allows you to transition nicely into university and connect 1-on-1 with our expert faculty.

  • We have lots of opportunities, offering 92 intakes a year

Gain Applied Skills From Applied Experience

The Faculty of Trades and Technology at KPU isn't your average trade school. KPU is the place where thought meets action, so all our trades programs and courses integrate theory with practical hands-on training.

Most of our trades programs are Industry Training Authority-endorsed so you will gain the qualifications needed to work in your trade in Metro Vancouver, BC and across Canada.

At our Tech campus in Cloverdale, you can start your career with one of our foundation programs or advance your career with one of our apprenticeship programs.

Ranging from a few weeks to several months, our industry-based programs will prepare you for positions such as appliance repair technician, automotive service technician, carpenter, electrician, farrier, mason, mechatronics technologist, millwright, parts and warehousing person, plumber or welder, and put you on a pathway to well-paid work.


#DidYouKnow that in order 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 SkilledTradesBC (STBC). KPU delivers various apprenticeship programs when you are ready for career advancement.

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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, Parts, Warehousing, Logistics and Distribution, Millwright/Industrial Mechanic, Masonry, Construction Electrician, Carpentry, Automotive Service Technician and Appliance Service Technician, 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.

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Technology Programs

Technology programs are designed for students seeking to combine solid academic preparation with applied skills.

KPU delivers several Technology programs, including Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Farrier Science, led by industry-experienced 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.

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KPU is an Industry Training Authority (ITA) designated training provider, offering technical training in appliance service, automotive, construction, horticulture, electrical, parts and warehousing, plumbing and welding for registered apprentices. To get started, ensure your apprentice record is up-to-date with the ITA Direct Access.

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Interested in a program, but still not sure? Learn more about programs, courses, fees and how to apply by attending an Information Session.

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Upcoming Information Sessions

Currently no scheduled information sessions. Check back at a later date.

Office of the Dean

Skilled trades workers are in high demand, and a career in the skilled trades can offer stability, mobility, and flexibility. Now is the time to choose a path where you can truly make a difference. In the Faculty of Trades and Technology, you will have the opportunity to be an agent of change and directly impact the environment in which you live, work, and play.

Laura McDonald
Dean, Faculty of Trades and Technology

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"This is the place to start if you want to be successful. Everything in the program was useful, even the things I didn’t expect to be. I received so much support and it’s all designed to help you achieve."

- Leonardo Braga Batista, Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Becoming A KPU Student

Student Support Services

We are here to help you succeed at KPU. Now more than ever, we want you to be able to access the resources you need. Check out the support services linked below for important information about everything from financial assistance and academic support to counselling and ways to stay healthy.

Student Support Services is located in the Office of the Dean at KPU Tech.