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 enrol in this program – they must also formally register with the Industry Training Authority as Youth Apprentices. 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 as an apprentice, speak to your high school counsellor today about signing up for this program.
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: