Departments & Programs - Apprenticeships

Trades and Apprenticeships

Please watch the presentation below that outlines the technology and trades opportunities at NWSS:

Technology, Trades & Apprenticeship Presentation

Participating in a Trades & Apprenticeship program gives you a competitive advantage, whether you are going to university, college or pursuing a red seal certification in a trade. They enable you to get the hands-on skills industry/post-secondary require, a head start on post-secondary education, and make a smooth transition to high demand well paying careers – while still attending high school! Post-secondary tuition is covered by the school district.

We are now accepting applications for 2022 – 2023!!

Please hand in completed applications to Mrs. McArthur’s mailbox at the NWSS Main Office.

EXPLORE TRADES SKILLS (Apply during course selection)

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 one block 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.


(Application Here or available in the NWSS Counselling Office)

All applications are first come first qualified. Work with the Career Coordinator and your support team to create a comprehensive high school/career plan.

At NWSS, we have three primarily school-based TRAIN programs for grade 11 and 12 students: Plumbing Level 1, Carpentry Foundation and Professional Cook Level 1. Each are one semester in length and can be included in most  student’s timetables.

Our off-campus TRAIN programs are for grade 12 students who attend various post-secondary institutions in Semester 2 of their grade 12 year.  Some examples include:  CNC Machinist, Auto Service Technician, Heavy Mechanical Trades, Auto Paint & Collision, Baking, Electrical Foundation, Metal Fabrication, Welding, Millwright, Motorcycle Technician, Appliance Technician, Horticulture, Industrial Painter-Decorator, & Hair Design. All trade options can be found at the  ITA Youth Website . Seats in specific programs are reserved for students well in advance so please start planning early for more options. For more information please contact your school grade counsellor and the Career Coordinator.


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.

Please contact Career Coordinator to qualify and enrol.

Apprentice Interviews

Carpentry Apprenticeship

Plumbing Apprenticeship

Chef Apprenticeship

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