100 Mile House

TRU 100 Mile House classes for June, July, and August have been postponed. If circumstances change, we will post further information. Although our main office in 100 Mile House is closed to the public, we are still available for inquiries. Please leave a message at 250-395-3115 or by e-mail at Rbercowski@tru.ca. We will reply to all messages. Thank you.


Welding Pre-Apprenticeship Foundation Program

Location: 100 Mile House, BC

Dates: September 28, 2020 – June 4, 2021

Program Overview TRU – School of Trades and Technology will offer one intake of the Harmonized Welding Foundation program using our Mobile Training Unit (MTU). The program will be offered in 100 Mile House, located two hours north of Kamloops, BC. The welding program will offer participants the skills needed to secure work in the welding field such as the major pipeline projects that have recently begun construction or are anticipated to start in the near future. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive advance credit for Levels 1 and 2 of the technical training component of the welder apprenticeship and 300 hours credit towards the workplace-based training component of their apprenticeships.

This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Union Training and Innovation Program in partnership with Conestoga College and will cover student tuition, application and assessment fees, program consumables, instructional supplies and tools. Student supplies which could be funded through WorkBC, if eligible, are as follows:

Welder Books 1 & 2 $350

CSA Approved Welding Boots $250

Welding Helmet $175

Oxy-Fuel Welding Goggles $30

Blaze Safety Glasses $15

Welding Gloves $30

Peaked Welding Cap $30

Leather Welding Jacket $150

Welding Pre-Apprenticeship Admission Requirements and Application Process:

General Requirements • Good command of English language is recommended • Good vision, unimpaired hearing, respiration and good health in general are recommended

Educational Requirements • Minimum grade 10, however, grade 12 is recommended • Successful completion of a TRU Assessment

Interested participants must:

1. Attend a program information session:

June 24, 2020 - Facebook Live

July 9, 2020 - BlueJeans Video Conferencing Webinar

2. Submit an application package to welding100@tru.ca

a. A recent resume

b. Two written paragraphs describing why you would like to participate in the program

c. TRU Registration Form

Any interested participants are encouraged to contact WorkBC 100 Mile House as soon as possible to confirm available funding supports at 808 Alpine Ave, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 or 250.395.5121. Approval process may take up to 6 weeks from initial consultation.

TRU Contact: Robin Bercowski 250.395.3115 rbercowski@tru.ca

Programs, courses and workshops

Community Coordinator

Robin Bercowski

Robin Bercowski began working as an instructor for UCC in 1996 and she moved into the position of Community Coordinator at the 100 Mile House Thompson Rivers University campus in 2004.

About the centre

The 100 Mile House campus is located in the historic Cariboo region, and is a Training and Education Centre satellite extension run under the auspices of the main campus in Kamloops. The 100 Mile House campus is located at #1-808 Birch Avenue, 100 Mile House and offers continuing students courses as well as customized training for groups. We currently offer First Aid, Foodsafe, bookkeeping and various computer courses.

100 Mile House, as a way-stop on the gold trail from Lillooet to the gold fields, was founded in 1865, but did not make its mark until the middle of the 20th century. Today, 100 Mile House is the centre of a trading area of approximately 22,000 persons. Major communities include the 108 Ranch development, Forest Grove, Lone Butte, Bridge Lake, Deka Lake, Sulphurous Lake, Canim Lake, 70 Mile House, Sheridan Lake , Lac La Hache, and the areas surrounding Horse Lake.

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