Career Programs / Trades

Career Programs / Trades

School District No. 38 (Richmond) Career Programs offers students the opportunity to explore and attain technical training skills in the trades (Level 1 and Foundations) while still in high school.  Students may earn both high school and college credits during the program.

Whether you decide to pursue college, university or work after high school, these options open doors to ‘A Future Without Limits’.   For more information, visit:


Youth TRAIN in Trades  (formerly ACE IT)


Programs in SD38 Schools

  • Professional Cook 1
  • Plumbing

Programs at College/University

  • Auto – Collision Repair   (VCC)
  • Auto – Refinishing Prep Technician   (VCC)
  • Baking & Pastry Arts   (VCC)
  • Carpentry   (BCIT)
  • Construction Electrician   (BCIT)
  • Masonry   (KPU)
  • Metal Fabrication  (BCIT)
  • Millwright   (KPU)
  • Motorcycle Technician   (BCIT)
  • Commercial Painting   (FTI)
  • Welding   (KPU)


Youth WORK in Trades  (formerly SSA)

Contact:  Ms. J. Regan  604-668-6000 (ext. 3796)

Are you already employed in an apprenticeable trade?  You are eligible for Youth WORK in Trades (SSA) if you are between the ages of 15 and 19 years old and are working with a certified trade person who is willing to sponsor you.  Earn while you learn!  You may qualify for a $1000 scholarship and earn high school credits at the same time.

Visit:   to view over 120 trades approved by the Industry Training Authority (ITA).  See your Counsellor or Career Advisor for details.


To learn more about the options available through Career Programs, and ‘A Future Without Limits’, visit:   604-668-6000  (ext.3766)

Additional programs include:

  • Skilled Trade Exploration Program (STEP)
  • Education in Action Workshops
  • RCMP Youth Academy
  • Richmond RCMP Youth Squad


 StudentAidBC Trades Programs Grant – This program provides grant funding to encourage eligible students to attend targeted high priority programs at eligible B.C. public post-secondary institutions. There is no need to apply. You will automatically be assessed for this grant when you apply for a student loan. You may be eligible if you:
-Qualify for StudentAid BC funding for the 2015/2016 program year
-Attend full-time studies in foundation or pre-apprentice programs (listed below in link);
-Enrol at an eligible B.C. public post-secondary institution.
For details visit: