Industry Training Programs

What is Youth Train in Trade (ACE-IT)?

ACE-IT (Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training) is an industry program for high school students. Through an ACE-IT program, you can take courses that will give you both high school graduation credits and a head start towards completion of an apprenticeship program.

ACE-IT programs are developed and offered as partnerships between school districts and post-secondary institutions, and classes are often taught at colleges. Local employers also get involved in the development of ACE-IT programs, and students who complete these programs typically have very good success in finding employment.

Once you successfully complete an ACE-IT program you will get credit for at least level one of the technical training (in-class) component of your Industry training Program. And through work experience placements that are usually part of the program, you will get credit towards the on-the-job component of your training as well. Or, enroll in both ACE-IT and the Secondary School Apprenticeship program and you will be well on your way to completing your first year of post-secondary education by the time you graduate from high school.


Youth Train in Trades (ACE-IT)                  Industry Connect

Auto Collision Repair                                                  Film and Broadcasting

Auto Refinishing and Preparation                        Graphic/Media Arts

Auto Service Technician                                             Health Sciences

Baking & Pastry Arts                                                    Mechatronics

Carpentry level 1                                                            Music Production and Technology

Cooks Training



Steel Fabrication

Metal fabrication

Painting and Decorating


 Industry Certification

Computer Networking Technician

Fitness Leadership

Hospitality/Event Management

Youth Work in Trades (SSA)

The Secondary School Apprenticeship Program (SSA) provides grade 10, 11, and 12 students with a tremendous opportunity to receive a minimum of 480 hours of paid work and on-the-job training. An apprenticeship involves a formal agreement between a student, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and an employer/union whereby the student learns current skills and knowledge associated with a trade or occupation under the supervision of a qualified journey person.

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