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Careers Program

Welcome to RBS career programs. The career programs centre is inside the couselling centre.

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

Career centre is open to any student, any time (with teacher permission!). Please contact Mr. Dods ( if have any questions. Work Experience enquiries can be directed to Mr. Wismer (

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:

District Career Programs:

  • Architectural Drafting
  • Applied Business Technology
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Carpenter - Green Building Program
  • Community Support Worker
  • Cook ( Professional )
  • Dairy Production Technician
  • Electrician Foundations
  • Hairstylist
  • Health and Human Services ( university transition )
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Horticulture - Production/Landscaping

Welder Level C

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 student grants each year.

District CORE Pre-Apprenticeship Program:
Earn certifications in WHMIS, First AID, Fall Protection during one semester of Grade 10, 11 or 12. This hands-on experience will help you discover the trades you enjoy!

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