Career Program 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 2020 updated during School Closure

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

Youth Train In Trades (ACE-IT)

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


Construction Electrician

Hairstylist  ** 2 years

Metal Fabricator


Painter & Decorator



Professional Cook

Industry Certification

Cisco Networking Academy Fitness Leadership Instructor

Toursim & Event Management

Microsoft Office Specialist 

Palo Alto Cyber Security Academy

Industry Connect

DigiPen Gaming Academy

 Film & Broadcast

Graphics/Media Arts

Health Sciences

Music Production & Technology

Robotics (Mechatronics)

Youth Work In Trades – Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA)

Burnaby School District Industry Training Students – Interviewed on Video – How the Programs have worked for Burnaby Students!

Industry Training Authority – Youth Work in Trades