Youth WORK in Trades

What it is

  • A program of up to four high school courses for students working or who have worked in a trade regulated by SkilledTradesBC (formerly ITA BC).


Student Benefits

  • Get paid while completing up to four elective courses

    Click the image above to see our Youth WORK in Trades Student Brochure

  • Acquire skills employers want
  • Get a head start on your career
  • Use 480 paid work hours towards your apprenticeship
  • Have a seamless transition from school to work
  • May become eligible for a $1000 Youth WORK in Trades Award


Win $1000 with Youth WORK!

Award criteria:

  • Be registered as an apprentice by Langley School District
  • Graduate with a Dogwood Diploma or Adult Dogwood
  • Complete the four Youth WORK in Trades courses
  • Maintain a C+ average or better in Grade 12 courses
  • Have at least 900 work hours reported to SkilledTradesBC by August 31 after the school year the student turns 19 (see bottom of page for more information)


Student Requirements

  • Have parent/guardian permission
  • Be 15-19 years old
  • Be working or previously worked in one of the 100 SkilledTradesBC (formerly ITA BC) regulated trades


Most Popular Trades for Youth in BC

  • Professional Cook
  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Plumber
  • Hairstylist
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Millwright
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer


Contact Us

Please use this contact form or call 778-726-4529

  • Express Registration

    Once you have reviewed the program requirements above, complete this Express Registration Form to get started

  • Deadline for students to win the Youth WORK in Trades Award

     Birthday month is January to JuneBirthday month is July to December
    Apprentice turns 19 in 2022August 31, 2022August 31, 2023
    Apprentice turns 19 in 2023August 31, 2023August 31, 2024
    Apprentice turns 19 in 2024August 31, 2024August 31, 2025
  • What other grants, awards, financial supports and incentives are available to apprentices?

    Red Seal Trades

    Apprentices in Red Seal trades are eligible for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG).

    To earn the AIG, Level 1/2 must be completed in addition to a number of Work Based Training (WBT) hours that depend on the trade. To see the WBT hours requirement for each Red Seal trade, visit this link and click “AIG requirements document”.

    The AIG is $1,000 for all apprentices who complete Level 1. Apprentices can earn it again after completing Level 2 training and the required WBT hours for their trade.

    The ACG provides $2,000 to tradespeople who earn their Red Seal.

    A complete list of financial support available to apprentices can be found here.

    Non-Red-Seal Trades

    Provincial tax credits are available for apprentices in Skilled Trades BC-regulated non-Red-Seal Trades. More information is available here.

    A complete list of financial support available to apprentices can be found here.