What is this program about?
The Youth Train In Trades (formerly known as ACE IT) program allows high school students to take technical training that gives them dual credit for high school courses and apprenticeship or industry training programs. This is an innovative partnership between TRU and School District 73. As early as grade 10 students can apply to pursue an apprenticeship career path to obtain the first level of technical training in a particular trade in their grade 12 year. Each Youth Train In Trades program is tuition free (Note: Please see the current Youth Train In Trades application for details as some fees apply).
Youth Train In Trades students can choose from the following Trades offered at TRU:
Mechanical Trades Foundation Training
Construction Trades Foundation Training
Culinary Arts Training
What do students earn if they take this program?
Dual credit means students earn post secondary and secondary school course credit at the same time. Students earn 20-28 Grade 12 Elective credits, a TRU Foundation Certificate, as well as, credit towards the first year technical training as an apprentice all in one year or less!
NOTE: For acceptance into the Trades at TRU, students must write the Accuplacer placement test. This test must be written by March 1, before the interviews are conducted. Please see your TNT coordinator for more information and the Accuplacer web page here…
Benefits to Students
Why should students take this program?
Get a jump-start into a great career!
Industry Training Authority (ITA) and Youth Train In Trades (ACE IT) read more…