Trades Training
Youth Train in Trades Program (formerly known as ACE-IT)

High School Students ... Get a jump on your College of the Rockies Trades training by enrolling in a Youth Train in Trades program!

Youth Train in Trades is an industry training program for high school students. Through a Youth Train in Trades program, you can take courses that will give you both high school graduation credits and a head start towards completion of an apprenticeship program.

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Youth Train in Trades

Youth Train in Trades


  • Grade 11 and 12 students wanting to enter a trade now!


  • Start Technical Training for an Apprenticeship during grades 11 and 12.
  • Dual Credits
    • High school graduation credits
    • Post-secondary technical training credits
  • Programs:
    • Automotive Service Technician
    • Carpentry
    • Cook Training
    • Electrical
    • Hairstylist
    • Heavy Mechanical
    • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
    • Piping
    • Welding


  • Get a head start in trades training
  • Save money
  • Earn credits for grade 12 graduation and apprenticeship at the same time
  • Learn a trade that is in demand and offers great working conditions and pay


For more information, or to enrol in the program, please contact the Youth Train in Trades coordinator at the College of the Rockies or at your local school district:

Brian Conrad
Transitions Coordinator
College of the Rockies
250-489-2751 local 3380

Doug McPhee
Youth Train in Trades Coordinator
School District #5
Cranbrook, BC

School District #6
Wayne Pelter
Continuing Ed Centre
570 Mark Street
Kimberley, BC V1A 2B8

School District #8
Frank Marisco
Vice Principal
LV Rogers Secondary
1004 Cottonwood St
Nelson, BC V1L 3W2

A partnership between School Districts, the College of the Rockies, and the Industry Training Authority.