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Secondary School Apprenticeship


If you are working in a skilled trade, you may be eligible to become  a Secondary School Apprentice.


Students who participate in the SSA program have an opportunity to earn:

  • Four courses (16 credits) toward graduation
  • Money while acquiring a skill
  • Valuable work experience
  • A $1,000 scholarship

The Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) is a high school program that provides students 15 years of age or older with the opportunity to begin an apprenticeship while still in high school. Through this program, students get a head start on a trade while completing secondary school graduation requirements.

It provides a smoother transition from school to work, and a quicker route to certification in a trade – and to the earning power that goes with it.  SSA students complete up to 480 hours of work experience that counts towards their apprenticeship and course credits. SSA youth apprentices must be 19 and under and complete their SSA work based training by 3 months past graduation.

Like other apprentices, Secondary School Apprentices are responsible for finding an employer who will hire them and commit to their training as a sponsor.

Note that it is possible for students to take part in both the Secondary School Apprenticeship and ACE IT program.

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