What is it?
- Up to four high school courses that provide graduation credits for completing paid apprenticeship work in Skilled Trades BC trades under the supervision of an certified trades person
How do employers benefit?
- Training workers from the start their careers
- Getting access to the next generation of workers
- Giving back to and investing in the local community
- Helping students learn a trade while earning credits towards high school graduation
- Working hours for students during regular school days and/or hours (if student schedule allows)
- Earning tax credits of up to 20% of the apprentices annual salary
How do students benefit?
- Allowing them to “earn while they learn”
- Getting a head start on their careers while still attending secondary school (could be certified in a trade before they are 20 years old)
- Having a smoother transition from school to work
- Up to four high school courses that provide graduation credits to students for completing up to 480 hours of paid apprenticeship work.
- Earning a $1000 Youth WORK in Trades Award from Skilled Trades BC and Ministry of Education if criteria are met
What are the employer’s responsibilities?
- Having an experienced tradesperson oversee the apprenticeship
- Maintaining active WorkSafe BC coverage for employees
- Understanding the youth apprenticeship process
- Completing required documents and training plan
- Hiring, paying and providing meaningful work to/for the apprentice
- Submitting Work-Based Training Hours Reports to Skilled Trades BC
Questions/Want to get involved?
Contact Geoff McSherry at:
- Website Contact Form
- Landline: 778-726-4529