Alberni District Secondary School

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Youth Train in Trades


Youth Train in Trades (formerly known as ACE-IT) saves time and money by getting a head start on the technical training for an apprenticeship program while students are still in high school. Youth TRAIN students attend a trades training class at a partner post-secondary or an ITA-certified training facility where they learn from skilled instructors and earn credits that count towards both their high-school diploma and Level 1 of their technical training. 

Current partnerships include: 

North Island College (Port Alberni Campus)
  • Automotive Service Technician Foundation
  • Welder Foundation
  • Cabinetry/Joinery Foundation
  • Professional Cook

North Island College (Regional Campuses)

  • Electrical Foundation
  • Carpentry Foundation
  • Plumbing & Piping Foundation

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Alter Ego Studio and Cosmetology Institute

  • Dual Credit Hairdressing Diploma Program

Students can apply for the Youth Train in Trades program if they:

  • Are in high school (apply in Gr. 11 for acceptance in Gr. 12 year)
  • Will finish your training within 3 months of graduating.
  • Will be under 20 when they complete the program.

As part of the agreement, SD70 will pay full tuition for NIC programs and a portion of the Alter Ego tuition. 

For more information on ITA programs visit