Trades Training
Levels of Trades Training

Youth Train in Trades (formerly ACE-IT) 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.  Youth Train in Trades programs are developed and offered as partnerships between school districts and post-secondary institutions, like College of the Rockies.

Learn more about the Youth Train in Trades program

Foundation programs provide trainees with the basic knowledge and skills needed for entry into a particular occupation. They are typically conducted in a classroom or shop setting, and do not involve any significant work-based training component. As a result, trainees do not require an employer/sponsor to participate.

Apprenticeship is a form of post-secondary education that combines paid, work-based training, with technical training in a classroom or shop setting. Successful completion of both components, along with examinations, is required to earn a certificate or ticket, and become a certified tradesperson.

Download the Apprenticeship Application form.

 For more information on the various levels of trades training, please visit the Industry Training Authority