Building Futures for Youth is a competitive summer co-op program for returning high school students. Successful applicants are trained with industry-specific safety courses and matched with a local company for paid summer employment. At the same time, students have the support of a supervising teacher and are earning credits toward their education. Students are also learning about the apprenticeship model and earning credit towards a future apprenticeship, should they choose to pursue a career in the trades.
The BFY program is designed primarily for students enrolled in Options and Opportunities (O2) and Co-Operative Education courses that focus on construction/trade/technology and community-based learning courses. Students not currently enrolled in co-op must be committed and able to complete a 25-hour in-class component. Speak to your teacher for more information.