Dominion Provincial Youth Training Centre

The Dominion-Provincial Youth Training Centre: WWII

1942 automotive class for women

During WWII, the Dominion-Provincial Youth Training Centre operated as an army trade school. Students learned to repair army vehicles and the school worked in collaboration with Camp Nanaimo to address the training camp's needs. Jack Macready offered a mechanics course for women and is seen instructing the class in the 1942 photograph.
Image courtesy of the Cowling Family

1942 automotive class for women
Image courtesy of VIU Archives

Building a grease ramp, 1942.

1942 - left to right: Ned Bilton, Silver, Daryl, and Jack Macready.

School ramp: 1942.

1943 - Jack Macready on the left.