WORK in Trades is an amazing opportunity that allows students, who are employed in an apprenticable trade working with a certified tradesperson, to:
WORK in Trades is not a high school course that a student signs up for in the traditional way, as one might when doing course selection for PE or Social Studies. Instead, it is course work that is started after a trades job has been secured.
For each 120 hours that a student works, s/he can earn 4 high school credits, up to a maximum of 16 credits. In order for student work hours to be considered, a supervising employee must be a certified journeyperon or equivalent.
Students who have worked a trades job in the past, say last summer, can count up to 240 hours of back-dated work towards WORK in Trades 11a and 11b credits. Credit for WORK in Trades 12a and 12b would be for hours worked after being registered in the program. Note: all hours worked in a trade are counted towards that person's certification.
There are 100+ apprenticeable trades to choose from in the province of BC. Some of the more common trades that students are employed in (present part-time job or past summer job) include:
Students can earn a $1,000 award by meeting all of the following criteria:
These awards do NOT need to be used for future trades training. They are cheques in the students' names. They can be used for tools, a different trade, a different post-secondary program, or however the student feels appropriate.
Shown below are some of the 34 WORK award winners from the June 2016 graduation year who are holding their $1,000 cheques. Well done!
For more information on WORK in Trades, please call/text Joanna Horvath at (cell) 604-312-7739 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org