Career Education Programs in schools offer a variety of opportunities for students including Work Experience, SSA (Secondary School Apprenticeships), ACE IT (Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training) and Dual Credit programs.
Work Experience - Part of an educational program that provides a student with an opportunity to participate in, observe or learn about the performance of tasks and responsibilities related to an occupation or career.
Youth WORK in Trades - A career program that provides students with the opportunity to begin an apprenticeship while still in high school, and to earn high school credits for doing so.
Youth TRAIN in Trades - Programs that provide secondary students with opportunities to simultaneously earn their secondary school diplomas and post-secondary or industry training certification.
Dual Credit - Allows students to complete post-secondary courses, earning dual credits that count towards both their high school diploma and their post-secondary diploma, degree or apprenticeship certification.
Each of these programs provide students with alternatives to completing high school graduation through courses that provide relevant workplace experience. Youth WORK in Trades, Youth TRAIN in Trades and Dual Credit provide additional benefits towards credit and work normally completed after high school graduation.
To see the District Career Program Guidelines, click on the link below:
District Career Program Guidelines.pdf