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Youth Work In Trades

​Are you working in a trade?

Register for Youth Work in Trades and start earning your ITA hours!​​

(Formerly Secondary School Apprenticeship - SSA)


Click the following link to see if you qualify to start earning ITA hours while you work!


Get a head start on the work based training component of your apprenticeship.  Students who are between 15 and 19 years of age can gain valueable benefits by registering as a secondary school apprentice.  Students are eligible to report any paid work they do with a qualified sponsor.​

​​Youth Work in Trades (MWRK)​ is a course offered for students who are currently working in a trade with a certified journeyperson. 

Secondary school apprentices can earn 4-credits for every 120 hours of apprentice work in their trade, for a maximum of 16 credit hours.

Students may also be eligible for a $1000.00 SSA award.

Check out all of the certified trades in BC on the ITA website​.​

See your school's Counsellor or Work Experience Teacher for more information on the course, or contact Bruce Northrop​ at the Career Programs Office directly (250-564-3121).



Bruce Northrop - District Career Coordinator - Youth Work In Trades ​

W: 250-564-3121 ext. 2402