Several Post-Secondary institutions throughout British Columbia offer various Foundation/ELTT programs. Individuals with no previous trade training are able to register in a Foundation program provided the entrance requirements are met. The majority of Foundation programs will provide credit for the first level of technical training when registering for an apprenticeship in a trade area. Refer to the specific program areas on the Kwantlen web site to clarify the levels of technical training that are part of the Foundation program you are considering. Kwantlen Polytechnic University has a number of different educational credential levels an individual can acquire throughout an apprenticeship, as well as, providing additional educational credentials after completing an apprenticeship. Citation and Certificate credentials are awarded to individuals during or upon completion of a Foundation/ELTT program.
After the completion of a Foundation program it is the responsibility of the student to search for employment in their industry of choice. Student documentation regarding a Foundation program completion will be sent by the post-secondary institution to the Industry Training Authority (www.itabc.ca). This documentation will allow the ITA to award credit for the designated level(s) of training. In most cases, completion of a Foundation program will apply towards credit of the first level of technical training requirement of the apprenticeship. In other cases, additional levels of technical training may be awarded towards an individual's apprenticeship (e.g. Appliance Service Technician).
Acquiring Additional Information
Students or apprentices requiring additional information can refer to a PowerPoint presentation, contact their High School Counselor or a Kwantlen Counselor. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the ITA (Industry Training Authority) at one of the following: