ACE-IT allows students who are still enrolled in high school the opportunity to take the first level of trades training or technical programs. ACE-IT programs give students dual credit for high school courses, apprenticeship or industry training programs, and post-secondary credit (applicable programs).
KPU has provided school districts with two delivery models.
The first delivery model allows high school students to arrange their school timetable to provide full-time attendance at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Program lengths will vary from 15 to 28 weeks. Program areas that provide this option are:
The second delivery model has been organized for the school district to deliver the majority of the program at an identified school; students will also attend KPU for a residential program (1 - 4 weeks). The following programs are available to high school students in the school districts listed below:
Completing any of the above programs will provide students with a head start on their post-secondary education. The skills learned will provide a greater opportunity for students to acquire work or start an apprenticeship.
Students interested in applying to an ACE-IT should contact their school counsellor, school career development facilitator or their school district personnel.
The Industry Training Authority (ITA) website provides additional information on ACE-IT and apprenticeship programs.
Students accepted into an ACE-IT program are encouraged to register for a one-day ACE-IT Transition Program which will prepare them for what to expect in University and at KPU before their studies begin.
Please visit KPU's Trades & Technology website for additional details.