WHAT IS YOUTH TRAIN IN TRADES?
- Youth Work in Trades Programs (formerly known as ACE-IT) allow students to complete their Level 1 Technical training (or equivalent) while still attending high school.
- This program is open to students who have participated in a Youth Train in Trades program, or students who are working in a trade alongside a Red Seal certified Tradesperson (this can be an employer, family friend, or even relative).
WHAT DO I NEED TO START?
- Good employability skills and a willingness to learn
- Parent/guardian permission
WHEN DO I START?
- Most students apply starting in Grade 11 or 12
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- Start your Post-Secondary Training while still in high school
- Participate in 120 hours of work experience
- Earn 16 graduation credits
- Be eligible for $1,000 scholarship
- Earn qualificationsthat are recognized provincially, nationally and internationally
- Be on track to complete your apprenticeship and earn a good wage by your early twenties
- Complete post secondary education with little or no debt
WHEN ARE PROGRAMS SCHEDULED?
- During the school year
- Many trades programs take place during Semester 1, though some are offered at other times during the year.
After THIS PROGRAM, how long will it take to complete an apprenticeship and become a journeyperson?
- All apprenticeships require 3-4 levels of technicial and work-based training
- Most apprenticeships take a minimum of 3-4 years
- Many students continue their training in partnership with the School District throught the Youth Work in Trades program.