Youth Work in Trades, formerly Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA), is an amazing opportunity that allows students, who are employed in an apprenticable trade working with a certified tradesperson, to:
Youth Work in Trades (formerly SSA) 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 earns 4 high school credits, up to a maximum of 16 credits.
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 over 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 scholarship 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 SSA award winners from the June 2016 graduation year who are holding their $1,000 cheques. Well done!
For more information on Youth Work in Trades (Secondary School Apprenticeships), please contact Brett McLean at either (c) 604-312-7739 or email@example.com.