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Train in Trades (former ACE IT) offers the ability for students to begin work experience and training in a certified trade while still in Secondary School.  Overseen by the Industry Trades Authority (wwhttp://www.itabc.ca/site3.aspxw), students complete their work under the supervision of a Red Seal certified tradesperson and Vancouver Island University instructor.

Students who complete the program with over 70% will receive credit from Vancouver Island University, their Level 1 certification and work-based hours recognized by the ITA.

The Ministry of Education recognizes that this program provides a valuable transition for students as they move into the working world:

The goals of our Career Programs include:
  • providing students with a smooth transition from school to work.
  • enhancing students existing trade-specific job-readiness skills, or providing opportunities for the development of new skills.
  • providing students with the opportunity to obtain a Level 1 technical training certification in a given trade.
  • helping prepare students to enter the world of work with the skills, attitudes, and sense of responsibility necessary to be successful.
ENTRANCE EXAMS will take place in April, 2018  for our 2018/ 2019 Careers Programs
Entrance Exam Re-Write: End of April 2017

Registration packages and practice entrance exams can be picked up from your school councelor or the District Career Coordinator, Cathy Gordon.

Note:  This exam is compulsory for admission to all Train in Trades programs.  If you have any questions or concerns contact our Clerical Assistant, Sally Simpson at 604-886-8647

There is an informational meeting for parents and students:

Meeting dates and times will be confirmed in early April to take place at Chatelech and Elphinstone to review our applications and confirm our programs.  Both meetings will be in the school library.

Successful acceptance into the program will be confirmed upon receipt of non-refundable program fee.  This is requiered to indictate commitment and reserve a spot in the program.  This fee is used for the purchase of materials for student use.

Career Program Applications
For 2018 / 2019 we are offering the Carpentry, Pro - Cook programs and Automotive programs dependindent on enrollment, space and funding.

If you are considering taking one of our Career programs next year please let your counsellor know during course selection.

For more information:

Cathy Gordon
Career Program Coordinator

Paul Bishop, Director of Instruction
Secondary Programs and Careers