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Build your skills in different trades

YOUTH EXPLORE THE TRADES PROGRAMS

Youth Explore Programs let you try out different trades so you can figure out what trade you like best. There are two different Youth Explore Programs available.

 

IS A YOUTH EXPLORE PROGRAM FOR YOU?

  • You’re in grade 10-12
  • You’re interested in exploring different trades
  • You may have some trade experience already

 

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*formerly named Skills Exploration

Youth Explore Trades Skills

TRY OUT A FEW DIFFERENT TRADES

This program gives you 120 hours of hands-on experience in more than one trade. You’ll learn the basics, explore your interests and get a sense of what trade you want to pursue. From there, you can move onto one of the apprenticeship programs, such as the Youth Train in Trades Program or the Youth Work in Trades Program.

 

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*new program

Youth Explore Trades Sampler

IN-DEPTH WAY TO BUILD YOUR SKILLS IN MULTIPLE TRADES

This program lets you explore multiple trades in greater depth. Over 300 hours, you’ll gain practical skills and can even complete certifications that trades employers are looking for. The Youth Explore Trades Sampler is a great way to prepare for an apprenticeship program such as the Youth Train in Trades Program or the Youth Work in Trades Program.

 


PROGRAM PATH

Whichever Youth Explore Program you choose, you’ll be gaining the skills you need for a future in trades.

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NEXT STEPS

  • Talk to your career counsellor to see if a Youth Explore Program is offered in your area

GET ANSWERS

Q: DO I NEED TO HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE IN TRADES TO ENROL IN A YOUTH EXPLORE PROGRAM?

A: Nope! Youth Explore Programs are open to any grade 10-12 student with an interest to learn more about trades.

Q: ARE EXPLORE PROGRAMS OFFERED IN THE SUMMER?

A: Yes! In some areas, Youth Explore Programs are offered during Summer break. Ask your career counsellor to help you find a program near you.

Q: WHO CAN TELL ME MORE ABOUT ITA PROGRAMS LIKE THE YOUTH TRAIN IN TRADES PROGRAM AND THE YOUTH WORK IN TRADES PROGRAM?

A: ITA’s Youth Initiatives Administrator can help! Contact them at youth@itabc.ca


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