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1126 St. Clare Street
Birtle, Manitoba
R0M 0C0
Phone: 842-2100
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Toll Free: 1-877-418-5320
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2016-2017 Technical Training Registration Week Update


Apprenticeship Manitoba will be holding its 2016 Technical Training Registration Week from July 11th-15th.

Registration opens at 8:30 am on July 11th for all technical training classes for the 2016-17 academic year. Apprentices and employers will be receiving more detailed information about this in the mail in the next month.

HSAP students are required to proceed with phone-in registration method only. If the apprentice registers online, Apprenticeship Manitoba cannot refund nor transfer the payment into HSAP credits (every 220 hours worked in HSAP waives the tuition fee for a level of apprenticeship, upto 880 hours = 4 levels).

For information about Vocational Education at PWSD please contact:

Divisional Vocational Coordinator

Lindsay Rubeniuk
Phone: (204) 821-5174
Email: lrubeniuk@pwsd.ca

Cosmetology

Instructor: Mrs. Helen Peake
Location: Waywayseecappo
Email: hpeake@pwsd.ca

Building Construction

Instructor: Mr. Larry Shroeder
Location: Birtle Collegiate
Email: lschroeder@pwsd.ca

Click here to view the Semester 2 Construction Outline

Students who are currently in grade 12 should be registered using the technology education/industrial arts courses codes as they will not be able to complete the requirements for technology education/ vocational industrial carpentry certification. These are the 7000 series course codes. These course codes are outlined in the attached document.

Students who are in grade 11, and only plan to take the carpentry program for the second semester of the 2014-2015 school year should be registered using the same course codes as the grade 12 students. They have the potential of earning 4 credits towards graduation.

Those grade 11 students who are considering returning to the carpentry program for the 2015-2016 school year should be registered using the technology education/vocational industrial carpentry course codes.These are the 8000 series course codes. These students have the potential of earning 8 credits.

Health Care Aide

Instructor: Mrs. Abby Clark
Location: Birtle Collegiate
Email: aclark@pwsd.ca
Click here to view the Health Care Aide program overview



In the next twenty years, 40% of new jobs will be in the skilled trades and technology occupations. Students taking a technical - vocational career path:


  • are prepared for highly rewarding and well-paying careers in leading-edge occupations.
  • have excellent chances to move up in the workplace.
  • many journey people even use their training as a stepping-stone to other careers.
  • Can "earn while they learn" if they take apprenticeship training.

Technical vocational education in high school gives students the chance to:


  • learn more about career choices
  • gain pratical experience in the "real world" workplace
  • match individual interests with life-long career pathways
  • learn about their strengths. This helps them make informed decisions about their future

View Comprehensive Health Care Aid (CHCA) program requirement

ACC Immunization Record

Other Vocational Information

Career and Technology Studies Strategy (CTS)

First Aide

High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) Information



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