The Career Programs Office offers students in Richmond School District with opportunities to explore a variety of career options while still in high school.  Whether students decide to pursue college, university or work after high school, these options open doors and allow students to:

  • get a headstart in a chosen career path while still in high school
  • acquire skills relevant to today’s labour market needs
  • have flexilbility and choice with respect to how, when and where learning takes place

The opportunities offered through the SD38 Career Programs Office offer students an opportunity to explore and choose from a variety of apprenticship and pre-apprenticeship pathways to graduation:

  • The Youth Train in Trades programs offer hands-on skills acquisition through post-secondary technical training to students in grades 11/12 (apply in grades 10/11).  The first level of tuition is FREE (savings of ~$2500-4000) - paid for by the Richmond School Board.
  • The Youth Work in Trades program means students aged 15-19 "earn while they learn", acquiring high school credits and industry credentialing in recognized trade, while in high school.  

Throughout the school year, the Career Programs Office strives to engage students, educators, parents, and the Richmond community to learn more about the skilled trades and other career areas by offering a variety of professional learning opportunities, activities and events.  Our office is available for classroom presentations, and can facilitate student try-a-trade experiences at various post-secondary schools. (Currently, these are virtual.)

We also offer several other career exploration opportunities.  These are outlined in our Career Programs flyer (found in the "Programs" tab)

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the various career development resources available to help determine “A Future without Limits”!! 


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