Get ahead on the work-based training of a trade apprenticeship while you’re still in high school. Not only will you take home a pay cheque, you’ll earn up to 16 credits towards your high school diploma, log 480 training hours toward your trade credential and maybe even earn a $1,000 award. Youth Train in Trades and Youth Work in Trades programs can be taken in any order and there are no prerequisites. Learn more about the Youth Work in Trades award here.
IS THIS THE PROGRAM FOR YOU?
You’re in grade 10-12
You want to get on-the-job training in your trade
Talk to your career counsellor
Connect with an ITA Apprenticeship Advisor in your area
Q: WHO CAN TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE YOUTH WORK IN TRADES PROGRAM?
A: ITA’s Youth Initiatives Administrator can help! Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: WHO CAN EXPLAIN THE ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MY TRADE AND TELL ME IF THERE IS A YOUTH WORK IN TRADES PROGRAM AT MY SCHOOL?
A: Your career counsellor can help with this. They can also help find the closest designated training provider for your trade.
Q: WHAT IS A DESIGNATED TRAINING PROVIDER?
A: A designated training provider is a university, college or other educational institution that has been approved by ITA to provide technical training. So far there are 45 designated training providers across BC, so you have lots to choose from.