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‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčLearn a Trade - Launch Your Future

The Cooperative Vocational Education Program is an excellent way to explore a career, not just a job. Twelve trades are offered, each one linked to Post Secondary Education, and Nationally and Provincially recognized. You can complete grade 12 and get the first year of your trade certification all in the same year!

Career Ready's unique feature is the extended work placement portion of the program. You actually work in the field in your chosen trade for six to seven months, doing the actual job and making valuable contacts in the industry. You can put "Experience" on your resume!‚Äč

‚ÄčRegistration is currently CLOSED‚Äč!

‚ÄčVisit our Registration page for details.
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For additional information:
  • contact your school's guidance councilor
  • email us at ALC@7oaks.org
  • call 204-632-1716

If English is not your first language, and you think you may need support with your Career Ready application or ESL/workplace culture support while you are in any one of the programs, please contact:

Tara McLeod (VELF)
Vocational Employment Language Facilitator
tara.mcleod@7oaks.org
950 Jefferson Ave., 204-632-1716

Please note that for Permanent Residents (PR or newcomer to Canada), Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) of 5+ are required in listening, speaking, reading and writing in order to be considered for any of the CVE programs. If you are a PR, please contact the Winnipeg English Language Assessment Centre (WELARC), info@welarc.net 204-943-5387‚Äč, for a free CLB assessment.

View our Career Ready Brochure by clickin‚Äčg here‚Äč

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Program Structure

‚Äč‚ÄčAll Career Ready courses require:

  • ‚ÄčGrade 11 compulsory courses must be completed
  • Completion of a Career Ready application form
  • Present a certified transcript of marks
  • Cover letter
  • Reference letter and resume
  • participation in an orientation

All the programs are structured as follows:

  • A combination of class and practical on the job training.  Each program has different structure - please consult the individual Career Ready ‚Äčprogram's brochure for clarification
  • In the Aviation Program, the last five weeks are spent at Stevenson Aviation and James Richardson International Airport
  • For students going into grade 12, the program is free! You can earn up to 10 High School credits toward your graduation, taking grade 12 Math and English in the afternoons
  • Graduates and young adult learners are accepted. There is a nominal fee of $300.00. An interview and transcript is required for all courses
  • Students residing outside Seven Oaks School Division are accepted. There is a nominal fee.  An interview and transcript is required for all courses
  • Everyone is welcome in all programs
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‚ÄčProgram ‚ÄčDuration ‚ÄčPotential Credentials ‚ÄčRequirements
‚ÄčAutomotive Trades & ‚ÄčTechnology
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1 year
(10 months of study)
Apprenticeship Accredited Level 1 available‚Äč
Age cap of 25 years of age‚Äč

‚ÄčAviation Trades & Technology‚Äč
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‚Äč1 year
(10 months of study)
‚ÄčApprenticeship Accredited Level 1 available

WHMIS training‚Äč
‚ÄčRecommend Math (applied or pre-cal) & English 30S and/or 40S (min. mark 70%)

Age cap of 25 years of age‚Äč

‚ÄčBuilding Trades
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‚Äč1 year
(10 months of study)
First Aid & CPR Certification

Harness training and fall protection

WHMIS training

‚ÄčCulinary Services
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‚Äč1 year
(10 months of study)
‚ÄčFood Handler Certificate (culinary)

Smart Choices (hospitality)

Manitoba Best (both)

Emerit Certification (both)

WHMIS training (both)
Age cap of 25 years of age
‚ÄčEarly Childhood Education
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‚Äč1 year
(10 months of study)
‚ÄčFirst term of the Red River College Early Childhood Education program

WEVAS certificate

First Aid & CPR Certification

CCA classification

WHMIS training

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training
‚Äč‚ÄčCurrent Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Background Check
‚ÄčElectrical Trades & Technology
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‚Äč1 year
(10 months of study)
‚ÄčLevel 1 Apprenticeship equivalent for students achieving a final grade of 70% or greater (includes 900 hours towards required hours for Level 1)

First Aid & CPR Certification

WHMIS training

Possibility for membership in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Recommend Math (applied or pre-cal) - min. mark 70%

Age cap of 21‚Äč years of age
‚ÄčHealth Care Aide
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‚Äč1 year
(10 months of study)
‚ÄčRed River College Health Care Aide Certificate

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate

Heart and Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate

PIECES (dementia care)

WHMIS training
Completion of physical examination and up-to-date immunization records

Current Child Abuse Registry and Adult Abuse Registry and Criminal Record Check including vulnerable sector search

Age cap of 25 years of age
‚ÄčHeavy Construction
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‚Äč1 year 
(10 months of study)
‚ÄčTBA
Grade 11 compulsories must be completed‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčHospitality Services
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‚Äč‚Äč1 year
(10 months of study)‚Äč

‚ÄčSmart Choices

Manitoba Best

Emerit Certification

WHMIS training‚Äč
‚Äč‚ÄčGrade 11 Math and English
Grade 12 prerequisites‚Äč

Age cap of 25 years of age
‚ÄčPerforming Arts Production & Industry
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‚Äč1 year
(10 months of study)

‚ÄčTechnical sound, lighting, front and back of house production

First Aid & CPR Certification

WHMIS Training

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‚ÄčPlumbing & Pipe Trades
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‚Äč1 year
(10 months of study)
‚ÄčApprenticeship Accredited Level 1 available

WHMIS training

Harness training and fall protection
‚Äč‚ÄčGrade 11 compulsories must be completed

(special exceptions can be made)
‚ÄčRefrigeration & Air Conditioning
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‚Äč1 year
(10 months of study)
‚ÄčManitoba Ozone Protection Industry Association Certification

First Aid & CPR Certification

Harness and fall training

Scissor lift training

WHMIS training

Job site hazard training
Recommend Math (physics and/or applied or pre-cal) & English 30S and/or 40S (min. mark 70%)
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