1. GAIN AN EDGE
Through SYA, you’ll get a head start on career planning in the skilled trades. Upon completion, you’ll have a record of your achievements, trades contacts and real-world experience—things that will make the process of interviewing and finding an apprenticeship after graduation easier!
2. SAVE TIME & MONEY
Complete all three levels and register as an apprentice in a designated trade within five years to receive the following benefits:
- Waiver of registration fee (currently $200)*
- No charge for Level 1 technical training tuition*
- 300 hours of trade-time credit**
*The SYA program may also be available to those who are not high school students. The financial waivers do not apply in those cases.
**For partial completion of SYA, youth receive 100 hours of trade-time credit per SYA level completed.