School District 60 recognized for youth trades development


FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 was recognized last night for their work in training students in the trades.

The Industry Training Authority’s (ITA) Regional Roadshow made its 3rd stop at the Pomeroy Hotel in Fort St. John last night to present Peace River North School District 60 with the Youth Work in Trades Performance Award. They were presented the award for having the highest program registration in the Northeast.

The award includes $5,000 in additional funding to help the district with the development of their Youth Work in Trades Program.

Gary Herman, CEO of ITA was on hand to present the award. The evening also saw local students on hand to share experiences.

“BC educators and the School Districts hosting ITA Youth Programs are crucial to the success of the apprenticeship journey across our province,” says Gary Herman, CEO, ITA. “The Youth Work in Trades Performance Award was introduced to reward School Districts with strong youth programs, which have been instrumental in supporting Youth in starting their Apprenticeships in high school and helping them get a leg up in their careers.”

Justin Fehr, is a local Glazier apprentice who is participating in the program through NPSS.

“I have been able to train and work towards a reputable career in the trades thanks to ITA’s Youth Programs,” says Justin Fehr, Glazier apprentice. “My involvement has allowed me to earn while I learn, network in the field of work I am passionate about, and train underneath the best in the business.”