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Hidden Apprentices at RBSS and Secondary School

Apprenticeship Program

RBSS is actively looking for Hidden Apprentices at Royal Bay. A Hidden Apprentice is any student currently working in a recognized Red Seal trade (carpentry, cooking, electrical and 100’s more!) can collect hours that will count towards their own Red Seal Certification trough the Industry Training Authority (ITA). Family members can sign off for hours for their children. Students can earn up to 16 credits and a 1000$ towards continuing in the trade. Please contact Mike Huck mhuck@sd62.bc.ca or Michelle Glanfield mglandfield@sd62.bc.ca

The Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) provides skill development through practical, hands-on work experience.

Students enrolled in these courses go to work and attend high school at the same time. That means they have found an employer who is willing to take them on (and pay them) as an apprentice – at least until their high school graduation. School counsellors may be able to offer help with this step.

Students that are 15 or older can enroll in this program – they must also formally register with the Industry Training Authority as Youth Apprentices (RBSS will assist with this step). Successful completion of the program earns students 16 credits towards graduation. Some may also qualify for the SSA Scholarship – a $1000 award given to students for sustained and exceptional work as an apprentice.

If you are a high school student already working in an apprenticeable trade, come see Mr. Huck or Mrs. Glanfield in the careers office today about signing up for this program.

$1000 SSA Scholarship Criteria

Students who are eligible for the Secondary School Apprenticeship scholarship will automatically be considered for the award.

To be eligible an Industry Training Authority (ITA)-registered youth apprentice must have:

  • Been registered in a school district Secondary School Apprenticeship Program
  • Graduated with a Grade 12 Dogwood Diploma or Adult Dogwood
  • Successfully completed SSA 11A, SSA 11B, SSA 12A, and SSA 12B
  • Maintained a C+ average or better on Grade 12 numbered courses
  • Reported a total of at least 900 hours to the ITA within six months of graduation