Youth Train in Trades is a training program for high school students. Through a Youth Train in Trades program, you can take courses that will give you both high school graduation credits and a head start towards completion of an apprenticeship program.
Youth Train in Trades programs are developed and offered as partnerships between school districts and post-secondary institutions, and classes are often taught at colleges/universities or at the local schools. Local employers also get involved in the development of Youth Train in Trades programs, and students who complete these programs typically have very good success in finding employment.
Once you successfully complete a Youth Train in Trades program you’ll get credit for level one of the technical training (in-class) component of your Industry Training Program. And through paid work experience placements that can be part of the program, you’ll get credit towards the on-the-job component of your training as well. Or, enroll in both Youth Train in Trades and the Youth Work in Trades program and you’ll be well on your way to completing your first year of post-secondary education by the time you graduate from high school.