BC invests $1.2 million in high school trades programs
By HPAC MagazineHPAC General Human Resources Management
The Industry Training Authority (ITA) in British Columbia is investing over $1.2 million across the province to fund the ITA Youth Work in Trades Programs. This year, 46 school districts across BC have been approved to receive $20,000 to $40,000 each to support youth apprentices in their communities.
Youth Work in Trades is a dual credit program that allows BC students in grades 10, 11 and 12 to begin their apprenticeship journey. The funds support school districts in connecting students with local employers to get practical experience. Students will earn money while gaining credit toward their high school diploma and the work-based training portion of their apprenticeship. ITA partners with the Ministry of Education to deliver ITA youth trades programs.