Youth TRAIN in Trades

The Langley School District offers a wide variety of Youth TRAIN in Trades programs which run out of Langley District secondary schools as well as Post-Secondary Institutions within the Langley borders.  Students in grade 11 and 12 accepted to participate in one of the Youth TRAIN in Trades programs receive elective credits towards graduation, post-secondary credits, and Industry Training Authority (ITA) technical trades apprenticeship training at the same time.

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  1. What if I’m in Gr 12 already. Is it too late? 
    • No, it is not too late to apply in Grade 12.  See your school counselor for more information.
  2. What if I have already graduated. Is it too late? 
    • If program seats are available, students can apply “late”, but will need to pay tuition for the program.  This self-paying option for graduated students who do not meet the eligibility criteria will be $2,500 per semester in all programs, plus the cost of tools, textbooks and class supplies.
  3. What kind of high school credit do I earn? 
    • Each Youth TRAIN program is different.   Students credit receive between 4 – 10 high school elective courses.
  4. How could these programs affect my GPA?
    • Most students find that their marks go up when they are deeply engaged in a Youth TRAIN program.
  5. Can I still do post-secondary after? Will I have enough courses if I want to go to university?
    • Many post-secondary options are available to Youth TRAIN students including University.  Meet with your counselor to discuss your future options.
  6. What if I don’t pass? Do I not graduate?
    • Most students who go through the application process, and work hard in their Youth TRAIN program are successful.  However, if you are concerned about your ability to pass, or your academic standing, please see your school’s counselor.
  7. What if I don’t have the right courses at the time of application?
    • Pre-requisites are needed by the time you start the program.  See your school counselor to discuss and plan your options.
  8. What if my school is linear?
    • Depending on the program you choose you may have to switch to a semester school.  Many students do this every year, because they really want to be in a Youth TRAIN program.
  9. Can I work while I’m taking this program?
    • Keep in mind that these are full-time post-secondary training programs and require substantial homework and student commitment.  It is suggested that until you limit your part-time work hours.
  10. Do I get Spring Break and school Professional Development Days off?
    • Each program is different.  Each program follows a different post-secondary schedule, and in some cases, students will not get Spring Break or Pro-D days off.
  11.  What if I miss school while in the program?
    • All post-secondary programs require regular consistent attendance.  Instructors cover new material daily and are unable to reteach material due to student absence.
  12. I am hoping to do a Grade 12 trip during Spring Break. Can I still do a Youth TRAIN program?
    • Youth TRAIN programs follow the post-secondary partner’s calendar and it is not likely that you will be off during Spring Break.  post-secondary Institutes have a strict policy on attendance as these programs cover new material daily and regular attendance is key to student success.  Please discuss your trip idea with your career advisor.
  13. Can I still graduate at my home school?
    • Yes. Youth TRAIN students can participate in home school graduation activities, if you are in a position to graduate.
  14. Can I do Youth TRAIN and Youth WORK together?
    • Yes, we encourage this.  Youth TRAIN and Youth WORK both lead to apprenticeships.  They work well together.
  15. How can I learn more details about each program?
    • See your school’s Career Advisor for the schedule of planned events: information sessions, tours, open houses, etc.  We also encourage you to talk to current and/or past students.
  16. What happens if I can’t pay the program fees?
    • We encourage students to apply regardless of financial situation.  Partial bursaries and payment options may be available for students.  Please see your counselor to discuss your option.