CHOICES Student – District Programs


If you have questions about any of the following District Programs, please contact your Career Advisor Lindsey Verbeek or Counsellor Mark Ferguson at LEC.

Are you looking for summer work in the Maintenance Field ?
There are opportunities to get a paid work experience in the fields of : Electrician, HVAC, Plumber, Carpenter, Painter, Glazier, Roofer, Mechanics, Grounds, and Transportation.

Contact our LEC Career Advisor Lindsey Verbeek: or School Counsellor Mark Ferguson: for more information!


Youth TRAIN in Trades program information:

The Langley School District offers a wide variety of Youth TRAIN in Trades programs which run out of Langley District secondary schools as well as Post-Secondary Institutions within the Langley borders. Students in grade 11 and 12 (or possibly even the year after students graduate) may be accepted to participate in one of the Youth TRAIN in Trades programs and receive elective credits towards graduation, post-secondary credits, and Industry Training Authority (ITA) technical trades apprenticeship training at the same time.

We are pleased to offer the following 7 programs:

Auto Service Technician (at ACSS from Feb – Jul)
Carpentry (at ACSS from Feb – Jul)
Electrical (at DW Poppy from Feb – Jul)
Hairstylist (at ACSS from Feb – Jan)
Horticulture (at Kwantlen Polytechnic University from Feb – Jul)
Piping/Plumbing (at LSS from Feb – Jan)
Professional Cook 1 (at WGSS from Sep – Jun)


Youth WORK in Trades Program Information:

What is Youth WORK in Trades?

The Youth WORK in Trades program is an ITA Program which 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. This means they have found an employer who is willing to take them on (and pay them) as an apprentice. Students will work with a Youth WORK Teacher to complete 4 courses (WRK 11A, 11B, WRK 12A, 12B).

Students that are 15 or older can enroll in this program. They must also formally register with the Industry Training Authority as a Youth Apprentice. Successful completion of the program earns students 16 credits towards graduation. Some may also qualify for the Youth WORK in Trades (WRK) Award, a $1000 award given to students for sustained and exceptional work as an apprentice.


  • Be enrolled in Grade 10, 11 or 12
  • Be 15 years of age or older (& uner 19)
  • Have parent/guardian permission
  • Have paid work in an apprenticeable trade
  • Have a certified Tradesperson as a sponsor
  • Be planning to complete a Certificate of Graduation or Dogwood Diploma
  • Be able to provide your own transportation


  • Continuous


  • Eligible for a $1000 Youth WORK Award
  • Receive up to 16 course credits toward high school graduation
  • Accrue hours towards ITA-registered apprenticeship
  • Earn while you learn
  • Seamless transition from school to work

$1000 Award Criteria:

Students who are eligible for the Youth WORK in Trades Award will automatically be considered. There is no need to apply. To be eligible, students must have:

  • Been registered with the Industry Training Authority as a Youth Apprentice
  • Graduated with a Grade 12 Dogwood Diploma or Adult Dogwood
  • Successfully completed WRK 11A, WRK 11B, WRK 12A, and WRK 12B
  • Maintained a C+ average or better on Grade 12 numbered courses *
  • Reported a total of at least 900 hours to the ITA by December 31 of the school year the student turns 19 **

For more information about this District program visit:

The Langley School District also runs a variety of career exploration and tours open to CHOICES students in Grades 10 – 12 to explore different career fields. If you are interested in applying, please contact your Career Advisor or School Counsellor for an application.

Career Advisor Lindsey Verbeek:
LEC School Counsellor Mark Ferguson: