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Students

This page is intended for current students. If you are considering becoming a student at the centre, you can find information on our programs here or contact us for more information.

Schedules

Students can find the latest training schedules here.

Round Tables

The PTCB has moved its round table discussions into a teleconference setting in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Round tables are occurring every Wednesday between 10 AM and 11:20 AM Pacific. As of May 20, 2020, round tables are now all general topics. Everyone is welcome to attend round tables, regardless of age.

To join a round table discussion, simply call +1 (778) 817-0482 and press 3 at the main menu.

Virtual Classrooms

As of the week of Monday, April 20, 2020, the PTCB has moved its classes entirely to virtual classrooms in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff are conducting one on one sessions with students instead of the usual group sessions to facilitate learning.

How to Join

There are two ways to access the virtual classrooms: on the web and by phone. We ask students who are able to connect using the website to please do so as it leaves our phone lines open for students who cannot use the classrooms through the website at this time.

To join a virtual classroom online, students can go here. Lan line users can call +1 (778) 817-0482 and press option 5 at the main menu. Finally, smartphone users unable to access the virtual classrooms through the website can tap here to call into the virtual classrooms.

When the virtual classrooms are accessed, students will be prompted to enter their student pin.

Student Pins

It is important that students get their student pin as soon as possible as the pin will be needed for absence reporting, the virtual classrooms, and accessing other PTCB services. If you are a current PTCB student and don’t yet have your student pin, please reach out to one of the instructors.