Youth Work In Trades

The Youth Work in Trades program lets you start the work-based training component of a trade apprenticeship while you are still in high school. By finding a sponsor employer and registering with the ITA as a youth apprentice, you can earn 16 credits towards your high-school diploma and 480 hours towards your trade credential.

Ways to become a Youth Work in Trades (YWIT) Student:

  • You, or your parents, may know an employer/red seal journeyman that is willing to hire you
  • Work ESQ Careers team to find an employer that will hire you as a youth apprentice
  • Develop a relationship with an employer through work experience, and  get hired as a YWIT

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) manages over one hundred apprenticeship and Red Seal trades. To explore these trades, visit the ITA website.

Questions? Connect with ESQ Careers Team: Mr. Henderson or Tarra