Youth Train in Trades (ACE-IT)

The Youth Train in Trades (ACE-IT) programs provide students with the opportunity to earn graduation credits and training in their chosen industry. Students participate in post secondary / Apprenticeship Level 1 Technical Training. Students are registered as a trainee with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). Students participate in a combination of coursework and work experience leading to graduation and recognized industry certification. Students also acquire the job-ready skills necessary to entering the industry or pursuing further training in their industry.  DISTRICT APPLICATION 2021

For more information contact Ms. Matsumura in Room C106 or Mr. Kwan in Room C105.

Auto Collision Repair Technician– VCC / Mon. -Thurs. / all day / Oct-June (8 months)

 Auto Refinishing Prep Technician – VCC / Mon. – Thurs. / all day / Feb. – June (5 months)

Auto Service Technician– Cariboo Hill / Day 1’s (1 year)

Carpenter– Cariboo Hill / Day 1’s (1 year)

  • Introduction to the construction industry
  • Drawing and specification interpretation, material identification, framing
  • Use of various hand tools, power tools, and shop machines
  • Liam – A Moscrop Success Story, Video about the Trade.
  • Labour Market Outlook 
  • ITA – Trade Information

Professional Cook– Burnaby Central / Mon – Fri / 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm (1 year)

  • Entry-level certification leading to an apprenticeship in the culinary industry
  • Food preparation, equipment operation, and basic food service skills
  • ITA – Trade Information

Electrician (Construction)– Burnaby Mountain / Day 1’s (1 year)
  • Install, construct, alter, repair, maintain, test, service, calibrate & operate related electrical and electronic systems.
  • Ensure all electrical connections are safe & meet the Electrical Code
  • Labour Market Outlook
  • ITA – Trade Information

Hairstylist– Alpha (2 years)  Year 1 on Day 1, Year 2 on Day 2
  • Combination of theory and practical, hands-on experience
  • At program end, students will be eligible to write the Certificate of Hairdressing Qualification exam, and if successful, will become a licensed Hairdresser
  • Labour Market Outlook
  • ITA – Trade Information

*Programs with Limited Enrollment Opportunities

Metal Fabricator

*Level 1– BCIT / full time / Feb. – July (6 months)

Painter and Decorator

* Level 1– Finishing Trades Institute / full time / June-July (6 weeks)

* Plumbing Level 1– Annacis Island / full time / June & July (6 weeks)

Pipefitter * – Annacis Island / full time / June & July (6 weeks)