The Youth Train in Trades Program allows high school students to take pre-apprenticeship (technical) training that provides them with dual-credit (up to 32 credits) for high school courses and apprenticeship or industry training programs. This is an innovative partnership between the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and the Chilliwack School District. Grade-11 students can apply to pursue an apprenticeship career path to obtain the first level of technical training in a particular trade in their grade-12 year. Youth Train in Trades Programs are tuition-free, however students are required to pay fees and materials. Application process is competitive and space is limited.
Who Attends: Students in their grade-12 year
Facilitator: School Counsellor
Dates: September or February (depending on selected program)
Location: UFV Trades and Tech, CSS, SSS or GWG (depending on selected program)
Fees: Ancillary fees, books, clothes and tools range from $1,800 - $2,400 (depending on selected program)
Application deadline: March 1st of your grade-11 year. See your School Counsellor for an Application.
Click here for a complete list of SD33 Youth Train in Trades programs.
Click here to see Youth Train in Trades Frequently Asked Questions.