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Youth Work in Trades

Youth Work in Trades is an educational program jointly supported by the Ministry of Education and the Industry Training Authority (ITA) https://www.itabc.ca. Through participation in Youth Work in Trades, students earn credit toward secondary school graduation and begin earning work-based training hours toward provincially and nationally recognized industry training program credentials.

Students enrolled in these courses go to work and attend high school at the same time. That means they have found an employer who is willing to take them on (and pay them) as an apprentice.

Youth Work in Trades 11 A and B https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/additional-offerings/11/youth-work-in-trades

Youth Work in Trades 12 A and B https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/additional-offerings/12/youth-work-in-trades

Students who are 15 or older can enroll in this program. They must also formally register with the Industry Training Authority as Youth Apprentices. Successful completion of the program earns students 16 credits towards graduation. Some students may also qualify for the Youth Work in Trades (WRK) Award; a $1,000 award given to students for sustained and exceptional work as an apprentice.

Visit the ITABC Youth site for great resources and information about the program. http://youth.itabc.ca.