Careers Program

Welcome to RBSS career programs. The Career Programs Centre is inside the Couselling Centre.

Services offered are apprenticeship programs, work experience programs, tuition free district career programs, police academy, hospital academy, fire academy and career exploration advising.

The Career Centre is open to any student, any time (with teacher permission!). Please contact Mr. Dods ( if have any questions.

Students and parents should visit the Career Programs Website and watch the short video  for more information.

Career Programs offered for Abbotsford School District students:

  • Architectural Drafting
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Aviation Ground School
  • Carpenter - Green Building Program
  • Cyber Security
  • Electrician Foundations
  • Hairstylist
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Horticulture - Production/Landscaping
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University Programs
  • Professional Cook
  • Regional Career Programs
  • Welder


Secondary School Apprenticeships:

Students can earn 16 credits towards graduation and be eligible for a $1000 scholarship! See Mr. Dods for more information. PS: Abbotsford School District has the most youth apprentices of any School District in the Province and Robert Bateman has the most youth apprentices of any school in the district! Robert Bateman (through the Youth Apprentice Program) averages 18 ($1000 Cash) Trades Apprenticeship stcholarships each year.

Working part-time in a trade and wonder if it would make you eligible as an apprentice? Check out for more information.

Check out the featured post on the Aviation Ground School Program at


Career Programs Workplace Safety Part 2:

To complete the Career Programs Workplace and safety part 2,  please view this Bullying and Harrassment in the Workplace presentation