Dual Credit Courses
Youth Train in Trades is an accelerated credential industry training program for high school students. Through a Youth Train in Trades program, you can take courses that will give you both high school graduation credits and a head start towards completion of an apprenticeship program.
Youth Train in Trades programs are developed and offered as partnerships between school districts and post-secondary institutions. Students who complete these programs typically have very good success in finding employment and moving through the apprenticeship system.
Once you successfully complete a Youth Train in Trades program you’ll get credit for level one of the technical training (in-class) component of your Industry Training Program. Or, enroll in both Youth Train in Trades and the Youth Work in Trades program and you’ll be well on your way to completing your first year of post-secondary education by the time you graduate from high school.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University –Carpentry Level 1, Automotive Service Technician and Electrical (Construction)
Sea to Sky School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky) and Howe Sound Secondary School are pleased to provide an exciting opportunity to learn a trade in Carpentry, Automotive and/or Electrical via our Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Youth Train in Trades program. Students enrolled in the KPU Carpentry, Automotive Service Technician, or Electrical (Construction) Youth Train in Trades and who successfully complete the program, will earn dual credits . You will be earning four Grade 12 courses that are equal to 16 credits. As well, after successful completion of the program and writing exams, you will be earning the Foundation Program credits in your chosen trade with Kwantlen University College (Carpentry/Building Construction Citation), (Construction Electrician Citation), (Automotive Service Technician Certificate) , and your Level 1 Apprenticeship with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) once you secure an apprenticeship.
Vancouver Community College – Professional Cook 1 (PC1)
Sea to Sky School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky) and Howe Sound Secondary School are pleased to provide an exciting opportunity to learn a trade in Culinary Arts (Professional Cook 1) via our Vancouver Community College (VCC) Youth Train in Trades program. Students enrolled in the VCC Professional Cook 1 Youth Train in Trades programs, who successfully complete the program, will earn dual credits (i.e. both secondary and post-secondary credit). Students must complete the VCC Practical Exam and Industry Training Authority (ITA) final industry standardized exam near the end of the program.