*formerly named SSA

Students can start the work-based training of their trade apprenticeship while they are still in high school. Thanks to this partnership between ITA and the BC Ministry of Education, students can earn 16 credits towards their high school diploma and 480 hours towards their trade credential.

Program Application Guide:



Students who have met the Youth Work in Trades Award criteria will receive a $1000. The award is intended to help apprentices continue in the trade through the partial payment of tuition, or the purchase of tools or supplies. See criteria below and learn more about the Youth Work in Trades award here.

To be eligible for a Youth Work in Trades Award, students must have:

  1. Been registered with the Industry Training Authority as a youth apprentice
  2. Graduated with a Grade 12 Dogwood Diploma or Adult Dogwood
  3. Successfully completed WRK 11A, WRK 11B, WRK 12A, and WRK 12B
  4. Maintained a C+ average or better on Grade 12 numbered courses
  5. Reported a total of at least 900 hours to the ITA by January 31 of the school year the student turns 19

For more information about the Youth Work in Trades Award, please contact:
Tony Arthurs Phone | (250) 213-7540 |

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