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YOUTH TRAIN IN TRADES

GET A HEAD START ON YOUR TECHNICAL TRADES TRAINING

Attend a trades training class at a local high school, a partner post-secondary institution or an ITA-certified training facility. You’ll learn from skilled instructors and earn credits that count towards your high school diploma and Level 1 of your technical trades training. Youth Train in Trades and Youth Work in Trades programs can be taken in any order and there are no prerequisites.

IS THIS THE PROGRAM FOR YOU?

  • You’re in grade 11–12
  • You found a trade that you like and want to learn more

PROGRAM PATH

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NEXT STEPS

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

GET ANSWERS

Q: WHO CAN TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE YOUTH TRAIN IN TRADES PROGRAM?

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

Q: WHO CAN EXPLAIN THE ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MY TRADE AND TELL ME IF THERE IS A YOUTH TRAIN IN TRADES PROGRAM AT MY SCHOOL?

A: Your career counsellor can help with this. They can also help find the closest designated training provider for your trade.

Q: WHAT IS A DESIGNATED TRAINING PROVIDER?

A: A designated training provider is a university, college or other educational institution that has been approved by ITA to provide technical training. So far there are 45 designated training providers across BC, so you have lots to choose from.


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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.