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1 Coquitlam SD43 ACE IT Career Programs Frank GigliottiFrank Gigliotti Jen WongJen Wong Doug MacLeanDoug MacLean

2 What is an ACE IT Career Program? A ccelerated C redit E nrolment in I ndustry T raining Collection of specialized courses that allows a student the opportunity to get the technical theory and practical skills necessary to gain Level 1 certification in a trade Usually set up as 4 courses in Semester 2 (with a few exceptions) A great way to graduate high school with the same trade qualifications as someone finishing first year college

3 Why take ACE IT in High School? Acquire a specialized skill set Make yourself more hirable Gain Level 1 certification while still in grade 12 (or 11) Coquitlam School District pays your tuition! By taking it now, and letting us pay, you save $1,000s After graduation, you can now begin your Level 2

4 Auto Service Tech I really like challenge of working on engines, especially when someone comes in and says my car is making this funny sound… Mechanic means a person who repairs, adjusts and replaces mechanical and electrical parts of automobiles and light trucks (under 5,500 kg) in a retail automotive business. Semester 2 (Feb – June) 4 blocks of Auto @ Centennial Completed Auto 11 and 12 (C+); Eng/Com 12; Appr. Math 11 (B) or Found. Math 11; L drivers license; some computer knowledge and literacy

5 Baker I am always making family desserts, my favourites are lemon meringue pies and fancy cupcakes… Bakers prepare doughs, batters and other ingredients and then produce items such as bread, buns, cakes, pies, cookies and other baked goods. They are employed in a variety of food establishments but the vast majority of work takes place in retail settings such as supermarkets, specialty bakeries, restaurants and hotels. Semester 1 (Aug 6 – Jan 29) 1:00pm – 7:15pm Monday - Thursday = classes Friday = work exp in a bakery @ VCC (downtown Vancouver) English 11; Food Safe Level 1

6 Cabinet Maker I enjoy working with my hands, especially when we got to help remodel our familys kitchen… Joiners build, repair and re-style wooden furniture, cabinets, fixtures and other products.. Using architectural drawings, Joiners often operate woodworking machines to cut and form parts, which they then assemble into finished products. Some specialize in custom-made furniture. Preparation of costs estimates is often a key skill and responsibility. Semester 2 (Feb – June) 4 blocks of Woodworking @ Charles Best Wood 11(B); Appr. Math 11 (C+); Eng/Com 11; Recommended: Drafting 11

7 Carpenter I am so looking forward to helping build our summer cabin… Carpenters assemble and erect forms for concrete, wood and metal frame construction and use plans and instruments to prepare for excavating and shoring. On smaller projects, they direct concrete placement, and install exterior and interior finish materials such as siding, doors, windows and cabinets. Carpenters also install floor beams, lay sub- flooring, erect walls and roof systems, and fit and install trim items. Semester 2 (Feb – June) 4 blocks of Carpentry @ Terry Fox and Kwantlen College (4 weeks in June) Appr. Math 11 and physical ability to do the job; Recommended: Carpentry 11 and Drafting 11

8 [professional] Cook Planning and cooking all the meals for the family reunion was so much fun… Cook means a person who performs all phases of kitchen activities including the preparation and presentation of vegetables, soups, sauces, meat, fish and poultry, cold kitchen items; desserts, baking, pastry Basic menu planning/costing as well as knowledge of safety, sanitation and food storage, and who has a knowledge of human and customer relations. Semester 2 (Feb – June) 4 blocks of Cook Training @ Gleneagle, Riverside or Centennial Recommended: already taken a Foods & Nutrition or Cook Training course

9 Electrician [construction] Electricity has always fascinated me – I want to be the person who makes all the power work… An Electrician's work involves assembling, installing, commissioning, testing, maintaining, servicing and operating electrical systems and equipment. Also needs a good understanding of the many applications of electricity, and must ensure that building codes and other safety requirements are followed All Year (Sept – June) 2 blocks of each semester (usually periods 1 & 2 in both) @ Charles Best Appr. Math 10 (C+) or Found. Math 10 (C) or Pre-Calc 10 (C); once in students will take Physics 11 and Found. Math 11 or Pre-Calc 11

10 Hairstylist I have an eye for what looks good and really enjoy the hands-on transformation, especially in terms of colour, detail and style… Hairdresser" means a person who engages in the occupation of cutting, dressing, curling, waving, permanently waving, cleansing, bleaching or similar work on the hair of a person. All Year (Sept – June) 7 blocks of Hairdressing @ Gleneagle Completion of grade 11 preferred

11 Metal Fabricator I like building things that require precision and attention to detail… Metal Fabricators build, assemble and repair products made of steel or other metals for use in a wide variety of manufacturing and construction industries. Metal Fabricators can work for sheet metal fabrication and welding shops, and for manufacturers of structural steel, boilers, plate workers, heavy machinery and transportation equipment Semester 2 (Feb – early July) 7:00am – 1:30pm for 23 weeks @ BCIT (Burnaby) Completion of grade 11; [for Math 10 (if Appr. Math 10, then need C+ or BCIT Pre-Test]

12 Millwright Since I was young, I have always enjoyed working on small engines and trying to fix anything that was broken… Millwrights install, repair, overhaul and maintain machinery and heavy mechanical equipment, such as conveyor systems in diverse settings including repair shops, plants, construction sites, mines, logging operations, ski hills and most production and manufacturing facilities. Semester 2 (Feb – July) 7:00am – 1:30pm for 23 weeks @ BCIT (Burnaby) Completion of grade 11 [Appr. Math 10 (C+) or Found. Math 10 (C) or Pre-Calc 10 (C) or BCIT Pre-Test] ; Eng/Com 12

13 Motorcycle Mechanic & P ower Equip. Tech. Up at our cabin we have a quad, a couple dirt bikes, a few chainsaws and a generator… I can finally learn how to fix all of them! Motorcycle Mechanic & Power Equipment Technician means a person who diagnoses, repairs, adjusts and replaces engines, drive trains, suspension and electrical systems on small to medium sized power products. Semester 2 (Feb – June) 7:30am – 2:00pm for 20 weeks @ BCIT (Burnaby) Completion of grade 11 [Appr. Math 10 (C+) or Found. Math 10 (C) or Pre-Calc 10 (C) or BCIT Pre-Test] ; Eng/Com 12

14 [commercial] Painter I like using colours, textures and finishes to make room and buildings look good. Painter and Decorators apply paint, wallpaper, fabric and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures. They also repair cracks and holes in walls and prepare work surfaces by scraping, sanding, sand-blasting, hydro-blasting and steam-cleaning. This is not an interior designing program. Summer (mid-June – late July) 7:00am – 2:00pm for 6 weeks @ Finishing Trades Institute (just over Patullo Bridge, Surrey) Completion of grade 10

15 Plumber I like working with systems and seeing them all work together… I can visualize how a whole houses water system operates. Plumbers install, alter and repair the systems that keep our water and waste disposal systems running, and that provide many of the basic amenities we rely on day-to-day. They read and interpret blueprints and project specifications. Plumbers also select the type and size of pipe required for a project and measure, shape and join pipes according to the appropriate specifications. Summer (mid-June – late July) 7:00am – 2:00pm for 6 weeks @ UA PCI School (Annacis Island, New Westminster) Usually grade 12 students; Appr. Math 11 (C+)

16 What if I am interested, what do I do? Talk to you school counselor… they have all the brochures and information.. they can also see if you have the right pre-requisites and if the courses can be adjusted for your timetable Talk to a district contact… Frank Gigliotti, Brett McLean or Doug MacLean can help set you up with more information, an application package, and/or a tour of the schools facilities… and more Complete an application package… usually done during course selection time, but some programs are always receptive to new applicants right up until they start… so definitely ask! Contacts: Frank Gigliotti Career Coordinator 604-341-8977 Brett McLean SSA Coordinator 604-312-7739 Doug MacLean SSA Facilitator 778-686-1897

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