Sd#42 Trades Programs are still accepting applications until March 31st, 2017.  Please hand in applications to your Career Centre.

Earn the Interprovincial Standard Seal and become recognized as an Expert in your field!

  • Electrician
  • Automotive Service Tech
  • Steel Fabrication
  • Framing/Carpentry
  • Culinary Arts/Cooking
  • Cosmetology/Hairstyling
  • Plumbing/Fitting
  • Masonry (Bricklaying)
  • Horticulture



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There are over one hundred and fifty apprenticeable occupations in BC. An apprenticeship is a system of training that combines learning-on-the-job with formal technical training. It is formalized by a 3 way agreement between an employer, an individual and the Industry Training Authority. The length of the apprenticeship varies with the occupation, but typically lasts 2 – 5 years.

In order to qualify for a SSA a student must;

  • find an employer who is willing to register them as an apprentice
  • complete an SSA application
  • have completed or be enrolled in courses associated with the trade
  • be over the age of 15

Work experience can be completed on weekends, holidays or with a special release from school if the timetable permits. Each 120 hours of training qualifies the student for 4 credits towards graduation. Each hour of time is recorded by the apprenticeship authority and counts towards their apprenticeship hours. Students who complete 480 hours and who are able to maintain a C+ average are eligible for a $1000 scholarship.