Secondary School Apprenticeship

Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) is a secondary career program that offers students over the age of 15 an opportunity to begin an apprenticeship while still in school.

The most challenging requirement to become a secondary school apprentice is finding employment in the trades. The employer must be willing to sponsor the student and have a certified tradesperson willing to oversee the student’s training.

Earn while you learn! Advantages of SSA include:

  • Four credits for each 120 hours of paid employment (up to a maximum of 16 credits for 480 hours),
  • registration as an apprentice with the Industry Training Authority,
  • opportunity to access practical training in areas outside secondary curriculum,
  • and potential for $1000 scholarship upon graduation.

For a complete list of trades, visit ITABC. To register as an SSA student, see the Ms. Lucke, Apprenticeship Facilitator. For more information about district apprenticship programs PDF