Youth Work in Trades

WHAT DO I NEED TO START?

  • Good employability skills and a willingness to learn
  • Parent/guardian permission
  • A suitable employer

WHEN DO I START?

  • Must be 15 years of age or older
  • As early as the summer between grade 10 & 11

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • Start your apprenticeship while still in school
  • Participate in 480 hours of paid work
  • Earn work-based training hours credited to apprenticeship completion requirements
  • Earn 16 graduation credits
  • Be eligible for $1 ,000 scholarship
  • Earn qualifications as a journey person that are recognized provincially, nationally and internationally
  • Complete your apprenticeship and earn a good wage by the age of 22
  • Complete post secondary education with little or no debt

WHEN WILL WORK BE SCHEDULED?

  • During the school year
  • Evenings and/or weekends
  • During vacation periods

After highschool, how long will it take to complete an apprenticeship and become a journeyperson?

  • All apprenticeships require 3-4 levels of technicial and work-based training
  • Most apprenticeships take a minimum of 3-4 years
  • For information specific to the trade area you are interested in, check www.itabc.ca

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For more information,
Contact your School Career Advisor
or email CareerEducation@sd41.bc.ca