Electrical Foundation


  • The Langley School District offers the ITA Youth TRAIN in Trades Electrical program at D.W. Poppy Secondary School. This program, in partnership with BCIT, offers SD35 students the opportunity to participate in Industry Training Authority (ITA) recognized Foundation Technical Training (Includes Level 1). Students earn high school course credits, as well as post-secondary credits, while training to gain the required skills and knowledge to become an apprentice upon program completion.


  • Learn the skills and knowledge to start working in the electrical trade – planning, assembling, installing, testing, repairing and maintaining electrical equipment and systems.
  • Earn credit leading to:
    • BCIT’s Electrical Foundation Certificate of Trades Training
    • 18 credits (6 courses) of secondary school graduation credit
    • Technical training for Level 1 Apprenticeship
  • Pay no tuition (for eligible high school students)


  • For Grade 12 students only
  • Genuine interest and drive to become an electrician
  • Intention to graduate
  • Commitment to learning the skills, knowledge and attitude required to do well in this field
  • Prerequisites before starting the program: Physics 11, Math 11 and English 12
    • Math 12 – Foundations or Pre-Calculus strongly recommended


  • Runs February to July
  • 1 semester, 24 week program


  • DW Poppy Secondary School in BCIT’s satellite campus


Learn More

  • Career Trek video – Learn about being an electrician from one who works on residential, commercial and industrial projects

  • SD35 Electrical Program Tour video – See the classroom and equipment and meet the program’s instructor