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Spark your interest in the trades

YOUTH DISCOVER THE TRADES PROGRAMS

Youth Discover the Trades Programs will get you talking about trades. The programs vary from one day events with local tradespeople (or even the BC Lions!) to regular classroom activities that incorporate trades thinking and skill building. You’ll learn about what a trade is and why trades are awesome!

 

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*formerly named YES 2 IT

Youth Discover The Trades

SPARK YOUR INTEREST IN TRADES

Get hands-on experience in a trade at a Youth Discover the Trades event in your community. This exciting event connects you, your parents and your teachers with local tradespeople and their employers so you can see firsthand what a career in trades is really like.

NEXT STEPS

  • Talk to your teacher to learn more about upcoming Youth Discover the Trades events
  • Help plan a Youth Discover the Trades event at your school

 

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*formerly named Maker Day

Youth Discover The Maker Way

GET CREATIVE WITH HANDS-ON TRADES ACTIVITIES

Scratch your head. Roll up your sleeves. Show off your skills. With Youth Discover the Maker Way, you get to put away your books and work in small teams to build a creative solution to a design challenge. This program can be offered as a one-day event, a unit in your class or as a year-long learning program.

NEXT STEPS

  • Ask your career counsellor if there is a Youth Discover the Maker Way event in your community
  • Learn more about Youth Discover the Trades at other schools

 

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*formerly named YES 2 IT

Youth Discover Lions in the House

BE PART OF AN EXCITING INTERACTIVE TRADES EVENT WITH THE BC LIONS

Be part of an exciting interactive trades event with the BC Lions! This one-day event was created specifically for youth in grades six through nine to learn about the power of choice and opportunities in trades. Compete, cheer and get inspired by Youth Discover Lions in the House!

NEXT STEPS

  • Ask your teacher if the BC Lions are coming to your school

GET ANSWERS

Q: HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN A YOUTH DISCOVER PROGRAM?

A: Youth Discover Programs are organized by schools and communities, so in order to participate, you’d need to attend a school that is hosting the event.

Q: CAN I HELP BRING A YOUTH DISCOVER PROGRAM TO MY SCHOOL?

A: Yes you can! Talk to your teacher or career counsellor about ways you can help. Here are some great ideas for your school’s application.

Q: IS “LIONS IN THE HOUSE” A YOUTH DISCOVER PROGRAM?

A: Lions in the House is a school program created by ITA and the BC Lions Football Club. These organizations have partnered to create a distinct program called “Lions in the House”.


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What trades are there?

Good with your hands, natural problem solver, creative spirit, or all of the above? There’s a place for you in trades.