“Providing students in high school the opportunity to complete grade 12 with advanced access to a “Career in Trades”, by integrating the required trades training programs into their secondary school studies “

Youth Train in Trades is an industry training program for high school students. Through a the Youth Train in Trades program, students can take courses that will give them credit towards both high school graduation and towards completion of an apprenticeship or industry training program.

Youth Train in Trades programs are developed and offered as partnerships between school districts and post secondary institutions, and classes are often taught at colleges. Local employers also get involved in the development of the Youth Train in Trades programs, and students who complete these programs typically have very good success in finding employment.

Currently in School District 27, the following Youth Train in Trades programs are in place for students:

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Benefits of attending a Youth Train in Trades Program:

  • Early admission to post-secondary studies while still in secondary school
  • No post-secondary tuition fees while enrolled in a Youth Train in Trades Program (students are responsible for TRU Ancillary Fees as well as textbooks, learning guides and personal safety equipment)
  • Choice of entry to employment with enhanced technical skills or continuing post-secondary studies

Application Requirements:

  • All “mandatory graduation courses will be complete before post secondary training begins.
  • Interview with SD 27 District Career Development Coordinator (to review Youth Train in Trades application process)
  • All sections of the ACE IT application form must be complete before acceptance by the district.

NOTE:  After the district receives and reviews a submitted application, qualifying students will be contacted to complete an Accuplacer Test and arrange an interview with a TRU instructor.

How do I apply?

Applications are being accepted on a first-come basis from School District No. 27 students beginning in grade 10. Interested student should contact their school’s Career Centre obtain program information and to schedule an appointment with the district coordinator in order to submit an application.  For further information, contact Dave Corbett, Coordinator of Career Programs.

David Corbett

Coordinator of Career Programs
E: david.corbett@sd27.bc.ca
T: 250-398-3823
C: 250-305-4240
F: 250-392-3600