Welcome to the Nanaimo-Ladysmith
Career Technical Centre
The Nanaimo-Ladysmith Career Technical Centre (CTC) offers a unique educational opportunity to students in School District #68. The CTC enables students to begin post-secondary (university/college) trades and technical programs during their Grade 11 and 12 High School years. CTC students simultaneously work towards completing their high school diploma and post-secondary certification by receiving dual credits for their post-secondary coursework; that is, specified post-secondary courses earn both University and High School credit.
Currently, students may choose from one of thirteen trades and technical programs. In trades, students may pursue Entry Level Trade Training (ELTT) certification in,
In the technical and non-trade areas, students may receive entry level certification in,
- Auto Service Technology
- Culinary Arts (Cook Training)
- Heavy Duty / Commercial Transport Mechanics
- Horticultural Technician
- Power Sports & Marine Technology
- Applied Business Technology
- Health Care Assistant
- Information Technology & Applied Systems Technology.
Students who successfully get into CTC-partnered post-secondary programs also benefit from significantly reduced tuition fees. The CTC will cover 100% of the post-secondary tuition costs. Successful CTC applicants will need to pay:
- Vancouver Island University (VIU) administrative & student fees
- Textbook costs
- Required program supply costs (these vary according to program but include things such as safety gear, uniforms, etc.).
To be considered for acceptance into CTC programs, students must complete and submit the Application Package to the CTC office preferably before the end of their Grade 11 year, and no later than the middle of September of their Grade 12 year. Entry into programs is dependent upon students meeting preferred prerequisites, successfully completing Vancouver Island University (VIU) assessment tests (and any other required program specific criteria, such as personal profiles or interviews), and demonstrating an ongoing commitment to their prospective field of study through both High School coursework and work experience.