TRAIN IN TRADES PROGRAMS are full time programs offered by a Post Secondary Institution and follow the ITA’s curriculum. Typically, most students enter the Train in Trades programs in Semester 2 of their Grade 12 year. However, some motivated students that have planned accordingly may also enter the program in September of Grade 12 (ie take English 12 in Semester 2 of their grade 11 year). Entry at the beginning of Grade 12 is needed for certain programs such as; Aircraft Structures, Auto Service Technician, Electronics Core (with Electrical) and Heavy Mechanical Foundation as they are typically only offered with a September start.
Comox Valley Schools SPONSORS THE TUITION for these programs but does not cover any other fees. For full information about each program, please visit their individual pages.
The Ministry Of Education has changed it funding model and SD71 will NO LONGER BE ABLE TO SPONSOR students past Grade 12 by paying their tuition unless their is an exceptional circumstance that has been pre-approved by the Ministry of Education well in advance.
YOUTH WORK IN TRADES (WRK 11A, 11B, 12A, 12B) allows students to begin the process of apprenticeship while still in school. As an YWT student, you’ll “earn while you learn” and graduate from the YWT program with 16 high-school credits and 480 work-based training hours that count towards your trade credential. There is also the potential of a $1000 award.
Contact Murray Shold if you are currently working with a with a journey person who would be willing to work with you as an apprentice.