What is Youth Train in Trades?
Youth Train in Trades is the technical training component of an industry training apprenticeship for secondary school students. Training is done in the classroom and shop to complete Level 1.
Benefits of the Program:
- Head start on a career in the skilled trades
- Registration as an apprentice with the ITA (Industry Training Authority)
- Elective graduation credits
- Post-secondary dual credit registration at programs offered at BCIT, Kwantlen, and VCC
- Tuition is paid for by the school district
How Do I Apply?
- Contact your Secondary School Career staff, Counsellor or Apprenticeship Facilitator
- Discuss the program with your family
- Attend a site visit to see the program
- Submit a completed application package
- Pass a screening interview
Students receive credit for Industry Training Apprenticeship (ITA) Level 1 of technical training and also receive secondary school graduation credits. A minimum of 70% is required for ITA credits.
Requirements for Completion
- 240 hours of work-based training should be completed to fulfill an Train in Trades program
- Work Experience (WEX) students can gain unpaid on-the-job experience in the workplace
- Four graduation credits can be earned for each 120 hours worked.