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Community Education and Workforce Development: Trades and Technology

At Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake campus, the following Trades courses are offered:


Single Unit Airbrake Certification  •  XDRV 0610

This course is required for those needing to add the Airbrake Endorsement to their current class of license.  The course is designed to prepare students for the ICBC written examination to operate airbrake-equipped highway vehicles. Emphasis is placed on safe operating procedures and ongoing maintenance of airbrake systems. 

This course includes the airbrake pre-trip exam and the use of the truck for this test. 

Upon successful completion of this course, students have 90 days to write their air brake endorsement exam at the ICBC Driver Services Centre.

Requirements: Please bring steel-toed boots and your Driver's License to class. 

Dates:  October 21 - 22 (This course will be run at TRU in 100 Mile House.)

Times:  Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fee: $299


Welding Basics  •  XWLD 0500

Gain skills in basic welding. You will be provided with shielded metal welding instruction. Several different types of electrodes will be used in a variety of welding positions. An emphasis will be placed on safe equipment operation and techniques in cutting and fitting of joints. There will be opportunities to work on small projects or to perform limited repairs on personal items.

Participants must bring your own welding helmet and gloves, and if possible, wear steel-toed boots.  If you do not have steel-toed boots, steel-toes will be provided.


Dates: To be announced

Times: To be announced

Fee: To be announced


Contact Community Education and Workforce Development at 250-392-8010 or email to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.