Youth WORK in Trades
COVID-19 Update (June 2020): The Youth Work in Trades program continues to run. As more businesses in British Columbia are moving through their phased re-opening processes many Youth Work in Trades students will be returning to work. Make sure you stay up to date with the latest safety information by checking out WorkSafeBC’s page for workers. Please direct any questions or concerns you may have during this time to the Youth Work in Trades Facilitator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Youth Work in Trades Program provides students an opportunity to earn high-school credits for paid work done in an Industry Training Authority (ITA) registered trade. All hours worked can be counted towards a student’s apprenticeship and successful completion of the program can earn students a $1000 award from the Ministry of Education.
- Students can earn up to 16 high school credits (four courses) at the Grade 11/12 level
- These courses are taken off-timetable and consist of 120 paid work hours and three short, online assignments per course
- Upon successful completion of the program students may be eligible for a $1000 award*
- Student’s job must be in an ITA recognized trade under a certified journey-person who is willing to sponsor the student as an apprentice
- Students must be between the ages of 15-19
- Hours worked count toward apprenticeship with the (ITA)
- During high school, students may concurrently apply to enroll in a District Youth TRAIN in Trades program or, upon graduation students have an opportunity to register in a college/university technical training program for their trade.
*Please see the Youth Work in Trades flyer for full details on award criteria
If you are a student, parent, or employer who would like to learn more about the Youth Work in Trades program please contact Harrison Brown.