Three colleges have launched dual-credit programs where high school students can experience a college education and earn credits toward their high school diploma. Northern Lakes College is hosting a Junior High welding camp that teaches students about safety, symbols, and gas metal arc welding. Interested students can enrol in the dual credit programs offered by the college and get a head start in the program. Lakeland College has expanded its dual credit offerings with a new automotive service technician course. Students who complete all components successfully will be eligible to write the apprenticeship and industry training exam. Camosun College recently highlighted its partnerships with five school districts to offer dual credit opportunities in areas such as business, health, trades, and technology.