High School Students Get the Right Start

Help Selkirk Fill Carpentry Seats for February


The Industry & Trades Program on Nelson's Silver King Campus is one of the college's most popular. With all the talk about shortages in the trades, it's an opportunity to be part of the solutions.

More and more young people are answering the call to fill the skilled trades job openings projected to hit BC over the next few years. To address the need for more and younger people entering the skilled trades, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) of BC has been promoting and funding pre-employment trades training programs whereby youth who are still in high school can attend foundation-level classes at post-secondary institutions.

ACE-IT press release

High school students who take the ACE-IT program have the opportunity to join older students in training.

The program goes by the name of Accredited Credential Enrollment in Industry Training, or the more user friendly ACE-IT. At Selkirk College, ACE-IT has been part of the training profile for several years with a growing number of regional high school students taking advantage of its unique opportunity each year.

Intake This February for Carpentry

Selkirk’s intake dates align nicely with high school semesters so students can exercise one of a number of training options: they can take a nine-month (September to May) program such as Mechanics or Hairdressing; they can take a six-month course (February to July) in Carpentry, Electrical, Metal Fabricator or Millwright/Machinist; or they may opt for the August to January intake of Carpentry or Electrical. Professional Cook runs seven months from September to March, as does Welding, where students enjoy an added benefit which enables them to ladder into the Metal Fabricator program in February if they choose.

The next intake date for ACE-IT programs is February, 2014 with most programs fully subscribed. Some seats are available in the Carpentry Program. Help spread the word about this great opportunity for high school students and graduates looking for career directions. The Carpentry program is currently in need of a little push, so let's fill those seats.


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