Classroom Resources: Transitioning High School Students to the Workplace in Abbotsford

The Abbotsford School District offers 14 Career and Technical Programs to begin transitioning students to the workplace while still in high school. Students enjoy the advantages of a comprehensive high school experience with the added benefit of post-secondary credit. To gain marketable job skills and apply their classroom learning, all students are required to complete 120 hours of work experience in their designated field. ACE-IT students are also supported by the department’s SSA Coordinator and High School Career Facilitators who work closely with the students and community to help assist with the youth apprenticeship process.

The following Career Programs are available to their students:

  • Applied Business Technology
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Aviation Ground School
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Carpentry (Green Building)
  • Dairy Production Technician
  • Electrician
  • Hair Stylist
  • Health and Human Services
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Horticulture
  • Pre-Apprenticeship
  • Professional Cook
  • Welding

To showcase the successes of their students, their Career Programs Department recently released a video featuring current and former students who share their journey and encourage others to consider a valuable, in-demand career in the trades and technical fields. To share your tools please email us here.