Presentation on theme: "Secondary School Apprenticeship Program. Did You Know? 70% of all high school students will not go directly to college or university: travel, job, post-secondary."— Presentation transcript:
Did You Know? 70% of all high school students will not go directly to college or university: travel, job, post-secondary Job Openings By Level of Education: 15% will require some high school 17% will require high school graduation 25% will require university degree 43% will require work-based training
Retirees outnumber new entrants Retiring population (aged 55-64) will outnumber new entrants (15-24) for first time ever by 2010.
Are There Opportunities? Canadian population is aging. Skills shortage in trades areas. Attitudes are shifting towards trades.
What Is Apprenticeship? Work-based training combined with post-secondary education Three-way contract between employer, apprentice and Industry Training Authority BC’s apprenticeship website: www.itabc.ca
How Apprenticeship Works Years 1-4 Find an employer Work for 8-10 mos. Technical training for 1-2 months 70% to pass Eligible for EI Exam -TQ Cert. SSA Find an employer Work 480+ hours Graduate/Start Technical Training 70% to pass Eligible for EI after grad Exam – TQ Cert.
Career Paths In The Trades College Instructor Contractor Consultant Inspector Manager Sales Employer
How To Become An Apprentice Three ways to begin an apprenticeship: 1. Direct Entry 2. Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) 3. Dual Credit Program to SSA Are you a hidden apprentice?
What is SSA? BC registered apprentice in enrolled in secondary school graduation program 480 SSA hours = 16 credits = first 3 months In or out of school time Ongoing intake Grade 12s – must register by June 1 st Contact SSA Teacher in each high school
Benefits to Students 16 credits towards graduation Learn and earn Head start to career Seamless transition from school to work Jobs in demand Allows mobility Debt free Acquire skills employers want $1,000 Scholarship
SSA Scholarship Criteria include: Complete 480 hours of required paid work Graduate with C+ average in Grade 12 courses (regular Dogwood or Adult) Work 1100 hours in a trade after graduation Apply by November 15th Obtain $1,000!
Benefits to Employers Young, enthusiastic workers Initiate proper skill development of new workers Access to large labor force