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SelfDesign's Work Experience (WEX) & WORK in Trades Application of Intent
The Work Experience course (WEX) and the WORK in Trades (formerly Secondary School Apprenticeship [SSA]) are two unique offerings that provide learners with hands-on work experience. Both happen in a real-world, workplace-based setting. Experience is gained and credits are earned towards the completion of the BC High School Dogwood diploma.

- Open to grade 10-12 learners
- Planning 10 is a prerequisite
- Learners are required to find an employer or a volunteer placement that is to their liking
- WEX participation is worth two courses (8 credits)
- WORK in Trades learners earn both high school credits and log up to 480 hours towards completing their apprenticeship program. Participation is worth four courses (16 credits)

For more information please contact Suzanne Tompkins:

IMPORTANT NOTE: SelfDesign WEX and WORK in Trades offerings are open to learners enrolled with SelfDesign. To enrol visit: or, contact if you are unsure/have questions about enrolment.

Email address *
Learner's Full Name *
As it appears on your birth certificate
I am enrolled with SelfDesign *
If you are in the SE program, who is your SEC or HI-C?
Date of Birth *
SelfDesign Email Address
Learner's Telephone Number
ie. (555) 222-7777
Parent or Guardian's Name
Parent or Guardian's Contact Information
Telephone number and Email address
Choose the Course(s) You Are Interested In *
If you are interested in WORK in Trades, what trade are you interested being an apprentice in?
If you are interested in a WEX course, what type of work would you like to experience?
Do you understand that it is the learner's responsibility to find their own work / volunteer placement or apprenticeship mentor? *
Why do you want to participate in the WEX or WORK in Trades program?
Please include business name, supervisor's name and contact information. Note: For an WORK in Trades program, your mentor must be an ITA registered, Red Seal tradesperson
Why do you want to participate in the WEX or WORK in Trades program? *
Tell us why this opportunity excites you!
What strengths will you bring to this learning opportunity? *
Tell us what you will do to make this a great experience.
What questions or concerns do you have that you would like to be addressed?
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