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ACE IT- Career Training SD#71

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ACE IT            Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training.

Students in School District #71 that have been accepted into an ACE IT program need to register through Navigate (NIDES) to receive high school credit for their College level Trades Training program. All course work will be done in person at the training facility

You are expected to have completed the following:

  • District application indicating which trade area you are interested in
  • Student Learning plan completed by you with your Career Teacher
  • North Island College underage application
  • Email a picture of your driver’s license or proof of BC residency to Randy Grey, or hand to your school career coordinator.

For more information contact Randy Grey, randy.grey@sd71.bc.ca, 250-897-5632

Dual Credit 

Students in School District #71 that have been accepted into a Dual Credit college program need to register through NIDES to receive high school credit for their University Transfer courses. All course work will be done in person at NIC.

 You are expected to have completed the following:

  • District application indicating which dual credit courses you are interested in
  • Student Learning plan completed by you with your Career Teacher
  • North Island College underage application
  • Email a picture of your driver’s license or proof of BC residency to Randy Grey, or hand to your school career coordinator.

For more information contact Randy Grey, randy.grey@sd71.bc.ca, 250-897-5632

Secondary School Apprenticeship

A student in this program will receive a total of 16 credits. They receive course credit for every 120 hours worked in the trade up to 480 hours or a total of 16 credits. The course credits are Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) 11A, 11B, 12A, 12B. The student will receive a percent and letter grade based on the employer and advisor evaluation.

Check these links out to learn a bit more about apprenticeships and whether they'd be right for you.
 

  1. Download this brochure to learn a bit about apprenticeships and their certification.
  2. Don't know if an have a skilled trade makes sense...check out this site. Parents may want to check out these sites: Skills CanadaAn Interview with Mike Holmes - from Holmes on Homes, and Mike's Make It Right Foundation on the importance of skilled trades.
  3. The links here will explain what the Industrial Training Authority is and the 100 possible apprenticeship programs available in BC.
  4. Once you've finished your training you will receive formal certification. In many cases, this certification is your ticket to jobs across Canada.
ITA - Industry Training Authority

The Industry Training Authority is responsible for co-ordinating training in BC.
 

  1. Find out more about ITA by clicking here.
  2. The "Youth" section of the ITA site provides information on: Career Planning, the ACE-IT ( for dual Secondary and College credit) program, Scholarships for secondary students (get applications here), and the YES 2 It program.
  3. Different industries have different needs and approaches to apprenticeships. Find out more about the individual Industry Training Organizations at this site.
  4. Some employers may not know about the benefits of the apprenticeship program. You might suggest they check out this link. The site also contains a very detailed Sponsor Guide for employers.

For more information or to register contact Randy Grey at 250-897-5632            

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