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Apprenticeship – Trades & Technical Training

Apprenticeship is paid, work-based training in a trade or technical occupation combined with post-secondary education. If you enjoy learning by doing and want to become a skilled tradesperson, apprenticeships let you earn money while gaining skills, knowledge and work experience that last a lifetime.

A list of apprenticeable trades can be found at http://www.itabc.ca/Page496.aspx. This webpage outlines the wide variety of trades available in BC, and provides detailed information on each trade.

Contact the Career Centre for more information.

ITA Essential Skills On-Line Tool
The ITA Essential Skills On-line Tool can be used  to give you a realistic look at the skills needed  for the job in one of the trades. Essential Skills, which are the foundation skills like reading, math and document use are assessed.

Foundation ProgramsEntry Level Trades and Technical Training

Foundation Programs lead to an apprenticeship or a job in a trade or technical occupation related to the training. Foundation programs are offered at post-secondary institutions across BC and usually last from six to eight months. The programs include a combination of practical hands-on learning and classroom instruction. SD#62 has a partnership with Camosun College and programs and courses offered through the South Island Partnership (SIP) are tuition free for students enrolled in high school.

For more information go to: http://www.camosun.bc.ca/learn/programs/trades.html
or http://www.camosun.bc.ca/learn/lync/

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Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA)

SSA – is a career program that gives students the opportunity to begin an apprenticeship while still in high school, and to also earn high school credits.  Secondary students registered as apprentices while completing high school graduation requirements earn high school graduation credits for hours worked. For every 120 hours of paid work experience students will earn secondary  four credits towards graduation to a maximum of 16 credits. Upon graduation, SSA students that have 16 SSA credits and have maintained a C+ average in their grade 12 courses are eligible to receive $1000 award.

Please contact the Career Centre if you are working in an apprenticeable trade.

For a list of apprenticeable trades go to http://www.itabc.ca/ for more information.

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Direct Entry to Apprenticeship

The most direct route into an apprenticeship is to find a job in an apprenticeable trade and an employer committed to your training and apprenticeship interests.  Students are eligible to receive 16 high school credits towards graduation for 480 paid hours under the supervision of a trades qualified person.  Please see Mrs. Nicholson for a Youth Apprentice and Sponsor Registration Form.