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What is ACE IT?

ACE IT is an accelerated credential industry training program for high school students. Through an ACE IT program, you can take courses that will give you both high school graduation credits and a head start towards completion of an apprenticeship program.

ACE IT programs are developed and offered as partnerships between school districts and post-secondary institutions. Local employers also get involved in the development of ACE IT programs, and students who complete these programs typically have very good success in finding employment and moving through the apprenticeship system.

Once you successfully complete an ACE IT program you’ll get credit for level one of the technical training (in-class) component of your Industry Training Program. And through paid work experience placements that are usually part of the program, you’ll get credit towards the on-the-job component of your training as well. Or, enroll in both ACE IT and the Secondary School Apprenticeship program and you’ll be well on your way to completing your first year of post-secondary education by the time you graduate from high school.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Level 1 Carpentry

Sea to Sky School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky) and Howe Sound Secondary School are pleased to provide an exciting opportunity to learn a trade in Carpentry via our Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) ACE-IT program.  Students enrolled in the KPU Carpentry ACE IT who successfully complete the program, will earn dual credits (i.e. both secondary and post-secondary credits)s and technical training credits toward Industry Training Authority (ITA) trades certification.  ITA will administer the final industry standardized exam near the end of the program.  Students will earn the Carpentry/Building Construction Citation from KPU and complete their Level One Carpentry as registered apprentices with SD#48. Students finalize the program with a practicum during the month of July to earn Work Based Training Hours towards their apprenticeship and to find an employer to transfer their apprenticeship to.  ** This program is open to Adults as well as HSS students.  Please contact Vicki Schenk at vschenk@sd48.bc.ca for more information.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Level 1 Automotive

Sea to Sky School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky) and Howe Sound Secondary School are pleased to provide an exciting opportunity to learn a trade in Automotive via our Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) ACE-IT program.  Students enrolled in the KPU Automotive ACE IT who successfully complete the program, will earn dual credits (i.e. both secondary and post-secondary credits)s and technical training credits toward Industry Training Authority (ITA) trades certification.  ITA will administer the final industry standardized exam near the end of the program.  Students will earn the Automotive Citation from KPU and complete their Level One Automotive as registered apprentices with SD#48. Students finalize the program with a practicum during the month of July to earn Work Based Training Hours towards their apprenticeship and to find an employer to transfer their apprenticeship to.  ** This program is open to Adults as well as HSS students.  Please contact Vicki Schenk at vschenk@sd48.bc.ca for more information.

Vancouver Community College – Professional Cook 1 (PC1)

Sea to Sky School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky) and Howe Sound Secondary School are pleased to provide an exciting opportunity to learn a trade in Culinary Arts (Professional Cook 1) via our Vancouver Community College (VCC) ACE-IT program.  Students enrolled in the VCC Professional Cook 1 ACE IT programs, who successfully complete the program, will earn dual credits (i.e. both secondary and post-secondary credit).  Students must complete the VCC Practical Exam and Industry Training Authority (ITA) final industry standardized exam near the end of the program.  ** This program is open to Adults as well as HSS students.  Please contact Vicki Schenk at vschenk@sd48.bc.ca for more information.

 

 


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