Youth Train in Trades (ACE-IT)

The Youth Train in Trades programs provide students with the opportunity to earn graduation credits and training in their chosen industry. Students participate in post secondary / Apprenticeship Level 1 Technical Training. Students are registered as a trainee with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). Students participate in a combination of coursework and work experience leading to graduation and recognized industry certification. Students also acquire the job-ready skills necessary to entering the industry or pursuing further training in their industry.  DISTRICT APPLICATION 2022

For more information contact Ms. Tracey Wispinski in Room 313.


  • Work in an autobody shop or a car dealership
  • Autobody repair, repair/adjust and replace sheet metal, and allied parts of vehicles
  • Preparing vehicles for paint application, including masking, sanding & priming
  • Estimate & calculate repair costs for clients
  • Essential Skills in this Trade
  • Video – VCC Program
  • Video – What do you do in this trade?
  • Labour Market Outlook
  • ITA – Trade Information
Auto Service Technician– Cariboo Hill / Day 1’s (1 year)
Carpenter– Cariboo Hill / Day 1’s (1 year)
Professional Cook– Burnaby Central / Mon – Fri / 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm (1 year)


Electrician (Construction)– Burnaby Mountain / Day 1’s (1 year)

Hairstylist– Alpha (2 years)  Year 1 on Day 1, Year 2 on Day 2


*Programs with Limited Enrollment Opportunities

Baker (Pastry Arts) *VCC / July 12-Dec 23, 2021 (Mon-Thur 1:00-7:30 pm)

*Level 1BCIT / full time / Feb. – July (6 months)

Painter and Decorator
* Level 1Finishing Trades Institute / full time / June-July (6 weeks)

* Plumbing Level 1– Annacis Island / full time / June & July (6 weeks)

Pipefitter * – Annacis Island / full time / June & July (6 weeks)