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Secondary School Apprenticeship Program. Did You Know?. 70% of all high school students will not go directly to college or university: travel, job, post-secondary Job Openings By Level of Education: 15% will require some high school 17% will require high school graduation

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did you know
Did You Know?
  • 70% of all high school students will not go directly to college or university:

travel, job, post-secondary

  • Job Openings By Level of Education:
    • 15% will require some high school
    • 17% will require high school graduation
    • 25% will require university degree
    • 43% will require work-based training
retirees outnumber new entrants
Retirees outnumber new entrants

Retiring population (aged 55-64) will outnumber new entrants (15-24) for first time ever by 2010.

are there opportunities
Are There Opportunities?
  • Canadian population is aging.
  • Skills shortage in trades areas.
  • Attitudes are shifting towards trades.
what is apprenticeship
What Is Apprenticeship?
  • Work-based training combined with post-secondary education
  • Three-way contract between employer, apprentice and Industry Training Authority
  • BC’s apprenticeship website:

www.itabc.ca

how apprenticeship works
Years 1-4

Find an employer

Work for 8-10 mos.

Technical training for 1-2 months

70% to pass

Eligible for EI

Exam -TQ Cert.

SSA

Find an employer

Work 480+ hours

Graduate/Start Technical Training

70% to pass

Eligible for EI after grad

Exam – TQ Cert.

How Apprenticeship Works
career paths in the trades
College Instructor

Contractor

Consultant

Inspector

Manager

Sales

Employer

Career Paths In The Trades
how to become an apprentice
How To Become An Apprentice

Three ways to begin an apprenticeship:

  • Direct Entry
  • Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA)
  • Dual Credit Program to SSA

Are you a hiddenapprentice?

what is ssa
What is SSA?
  • BC registered apprentice in enrolled in secondary school graduation program
  • 480 SSA hours = 16 credits = first 3 months
  • In or out of school time
  • Ongoing intake
  • Grade 12s – must register by June 1st
  • Contact SSA Teacher in each high school
benefits to students
16 credits towards graduation

Learn and earn

Head start to career

Seamless transition from school to work

Jobs in demand

Allows mobility

Debt free

Acquire skills employers want

$1,000 Scholarship

Benefits to Students
ssa scholarship
SSA Scholarship

Criteria include:

  • Complete 480 hours of required paid work
  • Graduate with C+ average in Grade 12 courses (regular Dogwood or Adult)
  • Work 1100 hours in a trade after graduation
  • Apply by November 15th
  • Obtain $1,000!
benefits to employers
Benefits to Employers
  • Young, enthusiastic workers
  • Initiate proper skill development of new workers
  • Access to large labor force
how employers find employees
How Employers Find Employees

1. Networking 5

2. Family & Friends 4

3. Agencies & Unions 3

4. Canada Employment Centres 2

5. Newspaper Ads 1

Where Job Seekers Look

benefits to parents
Benefits to Parents
  • Sets you up with useful skill set
  • You can make $$ in career of choice
  • Improves your self-confidence
  • Gets you out of the house
  • Can help fix your house!
dual credit programs
Welding, KPU

Millwright, KPU

Masonry, KPU

Practical Horticulture, KPU

Metal Fabrication

Aircraft Structural Technician, UFV, at Abbotsford Airport

Baking/Pastry, VCC

Early Childhood Education, Langley College

Sec &

Post-Sec

DUAL-CREDIT Programs
ace it programs
ACE IT PROGRAMS

Hairdressing, ACS

  • Feb ’06 – 16; Feb. ’07 – 18
  • Feb ’08 – 18; Feb. ’09 - 15

Piping/Plumbing, LSS/BCIT

  • Feb ’07 – 14; Feb. ’08 – 17; Feb. ’09 - 20

Carpentry, ACS/KPU –

  • Feb ’07 – 17; Feb. ’08 – 13; Feb. ’09 - 13

Automotive Service Technician, ACS/KPU

  • Feb’08 - 18; Feb. ’09 - 19
program information sessions open houses
Program Information Sessions & Open Houses

Are often held spring and fall.

trades tours and workshops
Trades Tours and Workshops
  • Electrical Workshop – Oct. 21
  • Hairdressing Workshop – Dec. 1
  • Building Sector Workshop – Feb. 25
  • Transportation Sector Workshop – Mar. 23
if you are interested
If you are interested……

In becoming involved with the

Secondary School Apprenticeship Program,