CBT School Works Program

School Works Program

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

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 or second level apprentice for full-time employment to complete their first or second 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!

Who Can Apply

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

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
  2. Complete the School Works: Apprentice Wage Subsidy Application Form