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The Dominion-Provincial Youth Training Centre: WWII

Women's mechanics course, 1942
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 women auto class
1942 automotive class for women
Image courtesy of VIU Archives



Grease ramp 1942
Building a grease ramp, 1942.

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

1942 school ramp
School ramp: 1942.

1943
1943 - Jack Macready on the left.