The Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training (ACE IT) program is the in-class component of a high school apprenticeship. ACE IT students are Youth Apprentices registered with the Industry Training Authority (ITA).

ACE IT programs are usually offered as partnerships between school districts and post-secondary institutions with onsite training. Students who successfully complete the ACE IT program earn credit towards both high school graduation and a post-secondary credential.

Enrolment in the ACE IT program is free; however, students may be required to cover the cost for textbooks, tools or other items specific to working in a specific industry.


Secondary School Apprentise

SSA is a provincial career program that: 

• introduces students to industry training in BC; 

• combines the K-12 education and apprenticeship training systems, leading to both secondary school graduation and ongoing apprenticeship training for trade certification in BC; 

• enables employer-sponsored students to register with the ITA as Youth Apprentices;* 

• allows students to start accumulating hours toward trade certification; 

• is open to all students 15 years old, or older, in Grades 10, 11, or 12, including students on the Grade 12 Dogwood or Adult Graduation Programs, as well as schoolage students participating in SSA after their graduation; and, 

• requires all four SSA courses to be completed while student is still school age (18 years of age prior to July 1 of the current school year and to the end of the school year in which the student reaches the age of 19 years).


Programs offered through CHeS enrollment.