Industry Training Programs

Burnaby School District’s Industry Training Career Programs provide Grade 11 and 12 students with the opportunity to develop “on the job” skills and knowledge while earning graduation credits and industry standard training. In all the program options, students receive in-class training and work experience. Students can then choose to pursue work in the industry or a post-secondary education in their chosen career.

  • Open to students in Grades 11 or 12 (15 years of age or older)
  • Taught in a specific Burnaby secondary school or at a post secondary institution
  • Formal Application Process is required
  • Students apply through their home school and submit a completed Application Package 2024
  • Applications are screened at the school and district levels
  • Accepted candidates and parents are invited to a program information session
  • Video: What Burnaby Students Say about Industry Training Programs”

Four Types of Programs, Many Career Options:  (District Career Education Page)

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, and Youth Work in Trades (Apprenticeship)

Youth Train In Trades (ACE-IT)

Auto Collision Repair Technician

Auto Refinishing Prep Technician

Auto Service Technician

Baker (Pastry Arts)


Construction Electrician

Hairstylist  ** 2 years

Metal Fabricator

Painter & Decorator



Professional Cook 

Other Options Available just ask

Industry Certification

Cisco Networking Academy

Fitness Instructor

Tourism & Event Management

Microsoft Office Specialist

 Palo Alto Cyber Security Academy

Industry Connect

DigiPen Gaming Development Academy 

Film & Broadcast

Graphics/Media Arts

Health Sciences

Music Production & Technology

Robotics (Mechatronics)

Youth Work In Trades – Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA)