CBT Schoolworks ToolKit

School Works Program

CBT Schoolworks ToolKit

Are you looking to hire:

  • a full-time student on a part-time basis during the school year (September to May) to do career-related work,
  • a first level apprentice for full-time employment to complete their first level work-based training requirements, or
  • a student for a Co-op work term through an accredited Co-op program?

The School Works Program, delivered by College of the Rockies, could give you an $8/hour wage subsidy!

The updated criteria for each of the wage subsidy categories is below:

School Works

The School Works Program provides wage subsidies to employers to help them hire full-time students on part-time basis throughout the school year (September to May) to provide opportunities for students to gain career-related work experience in the Basin.

Who Can Apply

Small Businesses, non-profit and First Nations organizations, and public bodies with business headquarters located within Columbia Basin Trust’s region.

UPDATED CRITERIA FOR 2018/19:

The School Works Program is targeted at creating career-related work opportunities for students to gain meaningful work experience and provide strong benefit to participating employers. Please ensure you review the job requirements closely in the School Works Application Guide.

How to Apply

  1. Read the School Works Program Application Guide here: Application Guide.
  2. Complete the School Works Application Form online. Detailed instructions will be posted when the program opens on August 16 at 1:00 pm PT/2:00 pm MT.

Apprentice Wage Subsidy

School Works: Apprentice Wage Subsidy provides a wage subsidy to businesses, non-profit or First Nations organizations, or public bodies in the Columbia Basin to meet their employment needs.

Who Can Apply

Businesses, non-profit and First Nations organizations, and public bodies located within Columbia Basin Trust’s region.

UPDATED CRITERIA FOR 2018/19:

The Program supports hiring first level apprentices for full-time employment to complete their first level work-based training requirements for the following trades:

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Carpenter
  • Construction Electrician
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
  • Machinist
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer
  • Plumber
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Sprinklerfitter
  • Steamfitter/Pipefitter
  • Truck & Transport Mechanic
  • Gasfitter
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Metal Fabricator (Fitter)
  • Welder

The Program also supports the retention of participating apprentices if the employer chooses to retain them to complete their second-level work-based training requirements in the same trade.

How to Apply

  1. Read the School Works: Apprentice Wage Subsidy Application Guide here: Application Guide.
  2. Complete the School Works Application Form online. Detailed instructions will be posted when the program opens on August 16 at 1:00 pm PT/2:00 pm MT.

Co-op Wage Subsidy

Details available in September!

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