SCIDES and School District No. 58 is committed to ensuring students engage in a journey of career awareness, exploration and preparation to graduate with clear career, education and employment skills.

Career programs are designed to help students explore careers while still in secondary school.  In these programs students will develop skills, knowledge and strong work ethics through the combination of classroom learning and work experiences.

We offer four programs at SCIDES:

  1. YOUTH TRAIN IN TRADES PROGRAM (formally named Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training or ACE IT)
  2. YOUTH WORK IN TRADES PROGRAM (formally Secondary School Apprenticeship or SSA)
  3. Work Experience, WEx
  4. Workplace Certificates Training Course

Please see below to read more on what each of these programs has to offer. At any time, please contact us to see how you can get started and begin your career exploration journey!

1. YOUTH TRAIN IN TRADES

*formerly named ACE IT

GET A HEAD START ON YOUR TECHNICAL TRADES TRAINING

Attend a trades training class at a local high school, a partner post-secondary institution or an ITA-certified training facility. You’ll learn from skilled instructors and earn credits that count towards your high school diploma and Level 1 of your technical trades training. Youth Train in Trades and Youth Work in Trades programs can be taken in any order and there are no prerequisites.

IS THIS THE PROGRAM FOR YOU?

  • You’re in grade 11–12
  • You found a trade that you like and want to learn more

Benefits:

  • YOUTH TRAIN IN TRADES introduces high school students to selected trades training programs in British Columbia.
  • Students enrolled in a YOUTH TRAIN IN TRADES programs receive their post-secondary trades technical training tuition-free.
  • Depending on their program choice, YOUTH TRAIN IN TRADES Students can earn up to 16 high school credits and post-secondary institute credits. Upon successful completion of a YOUTH TRAIN IN TRADES program, students receive Level I technical training credit from the Industry Training Authority (ITA).
  • Go to the ITA website for more information: http://www.itabc.ca/youth/
  • If you feel this is a perfect fit for you, please contact SCIDES and ask for the Trades Coordinator. 

2. YOUTH WORK IN TRADES PROGRAM

YOUTH WORK IN TRADES PROGRAM

GET ON-THE-JOB TRAINING AS A YOUTH APPRENTICE

Get ahead on the work-based training of a trade apprenticeship while you’re still in high school. Not only will you take home a pay cheque, you’ll earn up to 16 credits towards your high school diploma, log 480 training hours toward your trade credential and maybe even earn a $1,000 award. Youth Train in Trades and Youth Work in Trades programs can be taken in any order and there are no prerequisites. Learn more about the Youth Train in Trades award here.

IS THIS THE PROGRAM FOR YOU?

  • You’re in grade 10-12
  • You want to get on-the-job training in your trade

Benefits:

  • Earn money while learning skills valued by employers
  • Get a head start in your career - a YOUTH WORK IN TRADES student can be a "journeyperson" by the time they are 21.
  • Earn 16 credits towards graduation (4 courses worth 4 credits each)
  • Be eligible to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship.
  • Get $1,000.00 tax credit after completion of your Level 1
  • If you feel this is a perfect fit for you, please contact SCIDES and ask for the Trades Coordinator.

Here is a link to more information: Industry Training Authority (ITA)

3. Work Experience

Earn While You Learn!

The SCIDES Apprenticeship and Work Experience Programs include students and schools from throughout British Columbia.

The SCIDES Work Experience program offers students a unique opportunity to work in local businesses and industry as part of their school day and course work. Work Experience is a supervised and monitored program that includes a combination of paid or unpaid work along with some course work and assignments.

Some of the benefits that the work experience program offers include the following:

  • Developing skills and knowledge of an occupation
  • Helping to determine future career choices
  • Creating local contacts and references
  • Creating future employment opportunities
  • Gaining job experience and portfolio additions
  • Increasing safety awareness (WorkSafe)
  • Connecting the classroom with the world of work
  • Gaining knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be successful in the world of work
  • Learning behaviour standards in the workplace

The primary goal of Work Experience is to help students prepare for the transition from secondary school to the world of work. Through work experience, students have the opportunity to observe and practice generic employability skills required in the workplace. Students can earn up to 8 credits towards their Grade 12 graduation or 4 credits towards the completion of an Adult Dogwood.

Work Experience Program Highlights:

The SCIDES Work Experience program is divided into two separate courses, Work Experience 12A and 12B.  Each course requires students to complete between 90 and 120 hours of practical work experience. In addition, students are required to complete up to 30 hours of related course work.

 

4. Workplace Certificates Training Course

Workplace Certificates Training Course

Workplace Certificates Course (WTC) is a grade 12 level course where you can get 1-4 credits (based on hours completed) for job training that has accepted certifications within the work force. Some examples would be Food Safe, Serving it Right, First Aid (any level), Flagging ticket, Forklift Operator, Air Brakes, etc. The list is almost endless with the requirement being it is an industry accepted certification.

WTC 12  4 Gr.12 Credits

Prerequisites: Certifications must be first approved by the WTC teacher.