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Warehouse Training - Under Review

There is a constant demand for workers in the many distribution centers around the Lower Mainland. The Warehouse Training Program (WHTP) is aimed at people with barriers to education and/or employment and will teach the skills necessary to obtain and maintain employment in this field.

Classroom and on-site training will cover the following topics, among others:

  • Shipping and receiving procedures
  • Inventory maintenance
  • Order picking
  • Employability skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interviewing techniques

Students will also have the opportunity to obtain the following recognized certificates:

  • Forklift Operators Certification
  • Occupational First Aid, Level One
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods

There is a short practicum included in the course. Students will have the opportunity to work in a distribution center, warehouse, or other related setting, in order to put into practice the skills and knowledge they have acquired.

For information about admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.

Program Information

Department Location
David Lam Campus
1250 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC V3B 7X3

Douglas College Certificate
Length of Program 14-week program
Program Start and End Dates
September - December
January - April
An interview with the instructor is required for program acceptance
(Application deadlines may be extended)
Funding available to cover the cost of tuition for most applicants. Some funding may be available through the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG).
Number of students accepted each year 
Early application is encouraged. 
Class space is limited.
1 practicum placement

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