Youth Train in Trades and Dual Credit Programs
WHAT IS THE YOUTH TRAIN IN TRADES (YTT) AND DUAL CREDIT PRGAM ABOUT?
YTT Foundation programs provide the knowledge and skills needed for entry into an industry occupation and proceed into an apprenticeship program. This is an innovative partnership between Selkirk College and School District No. 20, bridging secondary and post-secondary education and training while enhancing transition to the workforce. These programs allow grade 10 and 11 students to apply for a Youth Train In Trades Program at Selkirk in their grade 12 year.
Offered through Skilled Trades BC (formerly Industry Training Authority), this pathway is the perfect way to learn more about an industry at a younger age. You could be working in your field, learning from experts, and earning a paycheque — all before graduation.
Dual Credit Courses allow students to earn elective credits towards graduation while exploring exciting careers in Health or Early Childhood Education. Students enrolled in these programs also earn credits with Selkirk College towards post-secondary credentials.
WHAT DO STUDENTS EARN IF THEY TAKE THE YTT/DUAL CREDIT PROGRAM?
- Students will earn between 12-32 credits after successful completion of the program. These credits will be applied to the Dogwood Diploma.
- These courses will be recorded on the student’s transcripts as a grade 12 elective
- For YTT, Selkirk College will award a Foundation Certificate and credit will be earned towards the first year technical training as an apprentice.
WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THE YTT/DUAL CREDIT PROGRAM?
- The tuition for a Youth In Trades Program is sponsored by School District No. 20 (Note: Ancillary fees, textbooks and additional Selkirk fees are the responsibility of the student.)
- Students who take a trades program in their Grade 12 year earn dual credit and graduate high school and more training.
- Visit Selkirk Youth Train in Trades
- Explore the various programs
- Contact your school counsellor to find out more about programs and to gauge if this learning is for you
- View the application package and complete with the support of the school counsellor
Students should meet with a school counsellor to develop an Education Transitions Plan in their Grade 10 or 11 year in order to adequately prepare for these educational opportunities in their Grade 12 year.