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Youth WORK in Trades


Combine high school instruction with paid, part-time, on-the-job training and receive credit towards apprenticeship and high school graduation.

Program Details

The Youth WORK in Trades program allows students to start their apprenticeship training while enrolled in Grade 10, 11 or 12.

  • Earn up to 16 high school credits when a formal SkilledTradesBC agreement is signed by the employer, student, parent/guardian, and school district.
  • Receive a Youth WORK in Trades certificate upon graduation.
  • Must be employed in a recognized trade area.

Students considering an apprenticeship in a construction trade could contact and ask to be enrolled in the BC Construction Safety Alliance SiteReady construction safety course. Instructions on completing the registration process for SiteReady are available here.

When ready, students can apply for support with a Direct-Entry Apprenticeship using this online form. (no longer accepting applications for Summer 2024)

South Hill Education Centre Partnership

Each year, there are a number of students who are interested in apprenticeship and have just one or two graduation requirements left to complete. These students typically work four days each week and go to school one day each week. In a partnership between Career Programs and VSB Adult Education, students can enrol at South Hill Education Centre to complete those graduation requirements through self-paced courses.

Click here for registration information.

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Learn more

Discover more about apprenticeship on the SkilledTradesBC Apprenticeship Services website.

Contact for further information

 Mark Reid

SKILLED TRADES BC Apprenticeship videos

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