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.  

HSS is offering three Youth Train in Trades programs for 2017. – Electrician (Contsruction), Carpentry, Professional Cook 1



The Carpentry ACEIT program at HSS is offered in partnership with KPU.  Students attend school from 9 am – 3:15 pm Monday to Friday Beginning January 30th to June 29th, 2017.  The course is taught by Mr. Carson who is a Red Seal Carpenter.  There is a strict attendance policy and students are expected to arrive to class on time ready to work each and every day.  Students divide their time between classroom study/instruction and shop work both inside and out.  Each student is required to provide their own CSA approved Steel-Toed boots and rain gear.

If you are interested in the Carpentry Program

  1. Complete the Application Form and submit it to your school counselor or the the Career Program Office at HSS
  2. Submit an updated resume to the Career Program Office at HSS
  3. Provide a letter of reference – can be from a teacher, counselor, employer, family friend, etc.

The Career Program Office will contact you for an interview

Once you are accepted into the program you will need to attend the information session on at 7:00 pm on November 15th at HSS where you will be required to fill out the KPU Registration forms and pay the course materials fee of $410.



Professional Cook 1

The Professional Cook 1 program operates out of the HSS kitchen in co-operation with Vancouver Community College (VCC).  The instructor is provided by VCC and the students attend M-F from 9am – 3:30pm.  The students in the program prepare a grab-n-go breakfast plus a full lunch option (salads, sandwiches, soups, entrees and bakery items).  As well, they often cater school based functions.  Students are required to purchase knives and a uniform which cost approximately $425 for 2017



Automotive Service Technician

The AST program will not run in 2017.  Check back later for future dates.

Electrical (Construction)

The Electrical Foundation program gives students the opportunity to learn the practical and theoretical skills of a first year apprentice.  Students graduating out of this program will receive their level 1 training credits and 350 hours towards the completion of their first year apprenticeship program.

The 2018 session has been cancelled due to low enrollment.  We will offer the program again for the 2019/2020 school year.