Career Education: Course Selection Options

Career Education – Course Selection 2024-25

My Choices – My Questions:   All Grade 11 and 12 students have been requested to fill in this survey by: Jan 31, 2023

Link to Grade 10 + 11 power point presentation hosted in Teams Recorded Video Link

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 2024 – April 5, 2024  Deadline: 1st round of applications

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


Construction Electrician

Hairstylist  ** 2 years

Heavy Duty Mechanic

Metal Fabricator


Motorcycle Repair + Small Motors

Painter & Decorator



Professional Cook

Other trades-Ask Ms. Wispinski

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

Earn while you Learn.  Gain high school credits, while working in your paid apprenticeship while gain your work based training hours to become certified in your trade.  You could qualify for $1000 Ministry of Education Award.

Skilled Trades BC – Youth Work in Trades