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Youth Train in Trades

Youth Train in Trades at NIC (formerly Dual Credit Trades ACE-It)

School District 72 is pleased to be in partnership with North Island College and Industry Training Authority. This partnership allows students to attend North Island College Trades Program and get advanced credit through the Youth Train in Trades program, formerly called the ACE-IT program (Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training). 

Students, you can save time and money by getting a head start on the technical training for an apprenticeship program while you’re still in high school. As a Train in Trades student, you will attend trades training classes at North Island College and receive credits that count towards your high-school graduation.   You will also receive at least one level of technical training credit.

You can apply for the Train in Trades program if you:

  • Are in high school.
  • Will finish your training within three months of graduating.
  • Will be under the age of 19 when you complete the program.

Students interested in accessing the Train in Trades program in their Grade 12 need to plan Grade 10 and 11 academic years carefully.  Please contact Ms. Camerin if you are interested in more information about ACE-IT ( or 250-923-9500 ext. 2523)

Current Grade 10 and 11 students--applications for a Trades program beginning in September are due by February 28, 2018.  Applications for courses beginning in February 2019 are due no later than September 28, 2018. Please see Ms. Camerin regarding the pre-requisite for each of these programs and for the applications. Students will be required to purchase their books and pay NISU fees and Learner Resource Fees.  SD72 may assist with the cost of tuition.  

Trades to consider include:  

  • aircraft sheet metal manufacturing
  • aircraft structures
  • automotive service technician
  • carpentry foundation (Comox)
  • cosmetology(Del Rio Academy Courtenay)
  • electrical foundation
  • electronics core 
  • heavy mechanical foundation
  • plumbing and piping (Comox), 
  • welding foundation
  • professional cook

Additional courses to consider:

  • Trades Sampler available 2nd semester in your grade 11 or 12 year
  • Prep Cook available 2nd semester in your grade 11 or 12 year
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