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SD46 Career Programs

Application for Youth Train in Trades

application for Youth train in trades

Application process begins in the Spring of the current year for the following school year’s intake.

  • Meet with your school counsellor and let them know you are interested in planning your courses for graduation
  • The Application form and Career Transition Plan can be filled out in your Grade 10, 11th or 12th year.
  • All Dual Credit applications must be approved by the school counsellor and the school district Career Coordinator and/or Principal.
  • Once approved, the school district may agree to pay for all courses within a career path.
  • Only courses/programs on a specific career path will be considered for sponsorship.

There is an information meeting for parents and students in early March. Meeting dates and times will  take place at Chatelech and Elphinstone Secondary School Libraries. Details of the information evenings will be announced in February.

To apply to the Youth Train in Trades Automotive Service Technician or Carpentry program at School District 46, please complete all three of the following forms and submit this to your school counsellor or the district career coordinator by March 13, 2020. 

To apply to the Youth Train in Trades Professional Cook program at School District 46, please complete all three of the following forms and submit this to your school counsellor or the district career coordinator by March 13, 2020. 

Note: Completion of Math 10 is required for entry in to all SD46 Youth Train in Trades programs.

Vancouver Island University requires  all of their students to pass an entrance exam. These  take place in early April for our Train in Trades Program. Note: There is no entrance exam for the Vancouver Community College Professional Cook program.

Study Package for Entrance Exams:

The School District covers the cost of tuition. There is a fee for the purchase of materials (personalized uniforms and learning resources, which students take with them after the program).  Successful acceptance into the program will be confirmed upon receipt of the non-refundable materials fee. This is required to indicate commitment and reserve a spot in the program.

Materials’ Fees:

  • Auto Service Program: $550 to cover workbooks, coveralls
  • Carpentry Program:$550 to cover workbooks
  • Professional Cook Program: $550 to purchase knives, uniform and textbook

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school counsellor or the career coordinator.

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