Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Skills Training Programs

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Kitchen Assistant

Students train in TRU kitchens and local restaurants.

Students learn:

  • Basic deli preparation methods
  • Use of basic kitchen machines and utensils
  • Portioning and presentation of food
  • Dishwashing procedures
  • Kitchen cleanup and sanitation
  • Teamwork
  • Safe work practices

Graduates are prepared for employment in restaurants, fastfood outlets, institutional kitchens and catering businesses.

Retail Worker

Students receive training at local businesses.

Students learn:

  • Customer service and human relations
  • Warehouse procedures
  • Facing, pricing, stocking shelves and displaying
  • Pricing and inventory procedures
  • Security measures
  • Teamwork
  • Safe work practices

Graduates are prepared for employment in warehouses, grocery stores, department stores and customer service areas.

Automotive Assistant

Students receive training in the TRU automotive lab.

Students learn:

  • Basic vehicle inspection and service
  • Shop cleanup
  • Tool identification, use and maintenance
  • Exterior and interior detailing
  • Teamwork
  • Safe work practices

Graduates are prepared for employment in auto wreckers, service stations, repair shops, tire shops, equipment rental and detail shops.