Departments & Programs - Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship programs enable you to get a “head start” on post-secondary education and make a smooth transition to “in demand” workforce careers – while still attending high school.

An apprentice learns a skilled trade (such as electrician, carpenter, hairdresser, cook) while employed in that trade. There are over 100 recognized trades in BC.

Apprenticeship consist of about 80% on-the-job training and 20% technical training at college or at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology). Apprentices are paid workers, and training can take from 1 to 4 years, depending on the trade.

At NWSS, apprenticeship programs allow students to begin their apprenticeship while attending high school. Apprenticeship programs offer training in a number of trades, from automotive to professional cooking. View the menu to the left for more information.

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NWSS Apprenticeship  Programs

See our NWSS Apprenticeship Programs Brochure.

Introduction to Apprenticeships

Youth Explore Trades Brochure – Are you interested in exploring construction careers? Interested in an NWSS Apprenticeship Program but not sure which one? Youth Explore Trades Skills 10 – 12 elective course provides students with a unique opportunity to learn by doing in many career areas, such as: electrical, piping, framing, finishing, carpentry, drywalling and more.

Youth Work in Trades Brochure  – The Youth Work in Trades program provides students with a unique opportunity to earn as they learn. Students earn up to 16 graduation credits(4 courses) for their paid work as an apprentice.

Application Form

Please find our application form here.

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Carpentry Apprenticeship

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Plumbing Apprenticeship

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Chef Apprenticeship

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