“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 “
ACE IT is an industry training program for high school students. Through an ACE IT 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.
ACE IT 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 ACE IT programs, and students who complete these programs typically have very good success in finding employment.
Currently in School District 27, the following ACE IT programs are in place for students:
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
Welding Level C
Professional Cook 1
Benefits of attending an ACE-IT Program:
- Early admission to post-secondary studies while still in secondary school
- No post-secondary tuition fees while enrolled in a ACE IT 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
- All “mandatory graduation courses will be complete before post secondary training begins.
- Interview with SD 27 District Career Development Coordinator (to review ACE IT 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.