Two Similkameen Elementary Secondary School graduates from 2013 have reached 1,000 hours in their respected trades and have been awarded a $,1000 scholarship for their participation in the Secondary School Apprenticeship Program.
The Secondary School Apprenticeship Program allows students to get credit for 480 hours towards Level 1 or 2 work based training hours and credit for up to 16 high school graduation credits (four courses). The SSA program runs year round at SESS and is open to all students over 16 years old.
Brody Abbott did the SSA program for an Electrical Apprenticeship and Chelsea Ouimette’s SSA program was for Automotive Service Technician. The SSA program gives students a direction post graduation and provides students with necessary skills to be successful.
This is an excellent program for students that are looking at a career in the trades. Staff at SESS are always looking for local journeymen to sponsor students in the SSA program.