Career Education: Course Selection Options

Burnaby School District offers the following options within the Career Education Department:

  1. Work Experience 30 or 80 hours Gr 11 / 12
  2. Explore Skills and Technology  Gr 9 – 10
  3. Industry Training Programs – Application 2021 – April 6, 2021 Deadline

Burnaby School District offers a variety of industry training programs. Which are categorized into three types: Youth Train in Trades, Industry Certification programs, and Industry Connection programs.

Youth Train In Trades (formerly ACE-IT)

Learn hand-on skills in the skills explore options.

Thousands of job openings are expected in the skilled trades in coming years with high employment opportunities and great earning potential, offering diverse work in a variety of industries. Explore the trades that are most in demand in British Columbia.  Top Trades in Demand – Industry Training Authority

Auto Collision Repair Technician

Auto Refinishing Prep Technician

Auto Service Technician

Baker (Pastry Arts)

Cabinet Maker & Joiner

Carpenter

Construction Electrician

Hairstylist  ** 2 years

Metal Fabricator

Millwright

Painter & Decorator

Pipefitter

Plumber

Professional Cook

Industry Certification

These options provide the opportunity to complete industry standard certifications.

Cisco Networking Academy

Fitness Leadership Instructor

Tourism & Event Management

Microsoft Office Specialist 

Palo Alto Cyber Security Academy

Industry Connect

These options provide the opportunity to develop a portfolio of skills and samples of work for entry into post secondary and industry.

DigiPen Gaming Academy

 Film & Broadcast

Graphics/Media Arts

Health Sciences

Music Production & Technology

Robotics (Mechatronics)

Youth Work In Trades – Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA)

Gain high school credits, while working in your paid apprenticeship while gain your work based training hours to become certified in your trade.

Industry Training Authority – Youth Work in Trades