Youth Work in Trades Deadline Approaching

Posted On Friday September 11, 2020

For high school students thinking about career options, maybe a $1000 and a few high school credits will help with the decision process.

According to Rob Wielgoz, District Vice-Principal Trades and Transitions with School District No.73 (Kamloops-Thompson) there is no time to waste if high school students want to make the most of their work experience and an opportunity to earn credits towards graduation.

Deadline to register is September 30.  Formerly known as the Secondary Apprenticeship Program, the Youth Work in Trades provides skill development through practical, hands-on work experience.

“Students who have spent time working alongside a certified tradesperson can make those hours really pay off,” said Wielgoz. “Maybe the job was in a kitchen, or on a construction site, or with a landscaper, or salon. There are so many ways students could have earned hours that would help them qualify.”

Students can talk to their school's Trades and Transitions coordinator, or email Robert Wielgoz at

Summer jobs qualify if they:

Were with a certified tradesperson and involved work related to a trade

  • Were covered by WorkSafe B.C.
  • Provided a paycheque or honorarium 

120 hours worked = the equivalent of a high school course (4 credits) to maximum of 4 courses (16 credits) 

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