Aboriginal Construction Training Program

Initiative Description: 

This program provides participants with Level 1 Carpentry technical training through skills training, Essential Skills development, job readiness assistance, Aboriginal Construction training and individualized follow-up support.

Developed in consultation with the coastal First Nations communities in British Columbia, this program is designed for Aboriginal learners with components that include recognition of cultural issues regarding education and traditional construction. Upon successful completion, graduates receive credit for Industry Training Authority Level I Carpentry that provides the foundation for completion of a Carpentry apprenticeship.


Vancouver Island University (VIU)

Glynis Steen
Associate Dean:
(250) 740-6146


Jessie Magee-Chalmers
Carpentry Chair
Phone: 250-740-6304