Youth WORK in Trades Apprenticeship
The Youth Work in Trades program consists of two grade-level curricula, four separate courses and student training plans, and a work placement under a Red Seal Apprentice. Through participation in Youth WORK, school-age students can earn up to 16 graduation credits and 480 work-based training hours required for provincially and nationally recognized industry trades credentials. The Youth WORK program combines paid work-based training and a provincial curriculum that focuses on connecting, applying, reflecting on, and refining workplace skills and safety, work ethic, and job readiness. Students who complete 900 hours, graduate with a C+ average in Gr. 12 level classes are potentially eligible for a $1000 scholarship from the Ministry of Education and the ITA.
Students in grade 10, 11 or 12 that have connections to an employer are encouraged to speak to Career Centre staff to see how they can begin their apprenticeship training via this program.