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Youth Work in Trades

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Youth Work in Trades Coordinator:

Work Experience/Youth Work in Trades Coordinator:
Carolyn Chezzi​


For more information:​

Youth Work in Trades Application Form:​​


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Drop off the form below to Mrs. Chezzi in the counseling office.....please be sure to include your email address for registration!

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Are you a Hidden Apprentice?

Do you qualify to………


If you are a secondary school student working in a trade area, (there are 110 recognized trades) you may already be eligible to become a secondary school apprentice or you may be interested in getting started.

Youth Work in Trades involves part-time work within a trade – something you may already be doing on weekends and school holidays. The program provides a smooth transition from school to work, and a quicker route to certification in a trade – and to the earning power that goes with it. You can begin your apprenticeship as early as Grade 10.

  • By registering in a Youth Work in Trades program, you will be able to receive ‘Dual Credit’ for the work you are already doing and get a head start on earning your trade certification; you also may be eligible for a $1000 cash Scholarship. “Dual Credit” means simultaneously receiving both secondary school credits (up to four courses; 16 elective credits) required for graduation and credit toward completion of an apprenticeship. As an added bonus, secondary school apprentices may qualify for a $1000 cash scholarship.

  • By participating in the program, you will be ahead of your peers in a career in the trades, possibly graduate early and become $1000 richer (If you grad with C+ average or higher).

  • You could also pursue Level 1 Trades Training (with Free Tuition) at Riverside College.

  • In the labor market, there is a skilled trades shortage. Employers need young people with the right skills, right now! There’s never been a better time to explore a career in the skilled trades and technology sectors. There are over 110 trades recognized in BC.

If you are a secondary school student, or an employer willing to hire a student, and want to find out more about the Youth Work in Trades Program,contact Mrs. Chezzi, Work Experience/Youth Work in Trades Program Coordinator at Mission Secondary & Riverside College, Mission Public Schools (604-826-7191 Local 1132) or email Carolyn Chezzi​.

For more information:​

Youth Work in Trades Application Form:​

​Youth Work in Trades

Youth Work in Trades is the work-based training component of an Industry Training Program. Students can start the Youth Work in Trades program in grade 10.

Get a head start on the work-based training for an apprenticeship program while you’re still in high school. You’ll “earn while you learn” and graduate from the program with 16 high-school graduation credits and 480 work-based training hours that count towards your trade credential.

You may be eligible for a $100 cash scholarship if you:

  • Are registered with ITA as a youth apprentice.

  • Have a Grade 12 Dogwood Diploma or Adult Dogwood Diploma.

  • Have successfully completed WRK 11A, 11B, 12A and 12B.

  • Maintained a C+ average or better in your Grade 12 courses.

  • Reported 900+ hours to ITA within six months of graduating.