The SD38 Youth Train in Trades Baking & Pastry Arts program is offered through a partnership with Vancouver Community College (VCC) and provides students an opportunity to receive the first of three levels needed to acquire Red Seal certification in this trade.  In this creative and demanding program, students learn about the preparation of general baking (pies, cookies) with a specialization in patisserie (cakes & pastries), breads and doughs.  This program starts in August between grades 11 and 12 (offered only in first semester). 
 
Program Details
  • applications due by first deadline on application
  • interviews in late April - early May @ VCC
  • must complete a one-week practicum at VCC prior to interview in May
  • full-time; 24 weeks (August - January) 
  • earn level 1 technical training with the Industry Training Authority (ITA)
  • students attend VCC Downtown (Pender) campus
  • earn 24 high school credits (6 courses)
  • 120 hours of Work Experience required; students must arrange on own
  • School District #38 covers VCC tuition costs for this program
  • students are responsible for the cost of program learning resources, uniform, baking kit, and any applicable student fees