ACE IT Program
What is ACE-IT?
The ACE-IT program is a partnership between ITA and the BC Ministry of Education. It allows high school students to take first level technical training that gives them dual credit for high school courses and apprenticeship or industry training programs.
ACE-IT provides school districts/board authorities with funding for students pursuing an apprenticeship career path to obtain the first level of technical training in a particular trade. Technical training classes are most often taught at colleges, but can also be offered at school district facilities.
How does it work?
While still enrolled in high school, students take the first level technical – or classroom – component of an apprenticeship program. Once a student has successfully completed an ACE-IT program they will receive credit for the first level of the classroom component of the industry training – or trade – program and graduation course credits.
Funding and Eligibility
School districts and board authorities can apply for ACE-IT funding. Funding is available for ITA-approved technical training programs.
There are two intakes each year. Application packages for the September intake are due April 15th. Application packages for the February intake are due November 1st.
To be eligible for ACE-IT, students must be attending high school, not graduated, under the age of 20 at program completion and the training must be completed within three months after graduation.
Want to know more?
School districts interested in developing ACE-IT programming can find details in the ACE-IT Program Guide (476KB pdf)
Please email us for more information.