Youth Work In Trades (Secondary School Apprenticeship -SSA)

Program Description

What is this program about?

Any student currently employed with a Ticketed Tradesperson is eligible for the Youth Work In Trades (formerly known as Secondary School Apprenticeship) Program.  Students may earn up to 16 credits (four senior courses) if they are enrolled in the Youth Work In Trades Program.

The criteria includes:

  • Working in a paid position;
  • Working with a qualified trades’ person;
  • Enrolled in a school.

For more information, contact your school based TNT Coordinator.

Apprenticeship basics for students are described on the ITA web site. Learn more…

Apprenticeship overviews for employers is described on the ITA web site. Learn more…

 

Credits

What do students earn if they take this program?

Successful completion of 480 hours of documented work will earn you 16 credits towards graduation. Four  courses: SSA 11A, 11B, 12A and 12B will be recorded on student transcripts on the BC Dogwood Diploma.

 

Benefits to Students

Why should students take this program?

Grade 12 graduates who have completed the 4 SSA courses may qualify for a $1,000 award based on the following criteria:

  • they were registered with ITA as a youth apprentice prior to graduation;
  • graduated with a Grade 12 Dogwood Diploma or Adult Dogwood;
  • successfully completed SSA 11A, 11B, 12A and 12B no later than six months after graduation;
  • maintained a C+ average or better on all Grade 12 numbered courses;
  • reported a minimum of 900 hours to ITA by December 31 of the school year the student turns 19. To report hours after graduation please contact your school TNT Coordinator.

For more information, contact your school based TNT Coordinator.

 

Ministry of Education and Work In Trades (SSA)   read more…

Industry Training Authority  (ITA) and Work In Trades (SSA)  read more…

Download the Youth Work In Trades (SSA) Application Click here…

CONTACT YOUR TNT COORDINATOR