High School Programs

The Introductory Wall and Ceiling Installer program provides students a head start on their post-secondary apprenticeship training through the BCWCA Trades Training program. The course gives students an introduction to wall and ceiling installation, drywall finishing and plastering and gives those who continue on and join Trades Training credit towards the apprenticeship program of their choice.

The BCWCA is committed to raising awareness about the great careers available in the wall and ceiling industry. Construction forecasts indicate a 50% employment growth in the wall and ceiling industry which will provide tremendous opportunities for young men and women to have exciting and challenging professions.

By providing secdondary school students with the ability to take our course we can help students reach their education and career goals more quickly.

With the information, support and industry knowledge of the BCWCA along with support from the ITA (Industry Training Authority) and ACE IT funding, schools can now easily and effectively expand their trade curriculum for their students.

Visit our website at www.bcwca.org or call 604-575-0511 today for more information on the Introductory Wall and Ceiling Installer program and how to get involved in “building strong futures” for our students, and our province.


ACE IT is an industry training program for high school students. Through an ACE IT program, you can take courses that will give you credit towards both high school graduation and towards completion of an apprenticeship or Industry training Program.

ACE IT programs are developed and offered as partnerships between school districts and post-secondary institutions, and classes are often taught at colleges. Local employers also get involved in the development of ACE IT programs, and students who complete these programs typically have very good success in finding employment.

Once you successfully complete an ACE IT program you’ll get credit for at least level one of the technical training (in-class) component of your Industry training Program. And through work experience placements that are usually part of the program, you’ll get credit towards the on-the-job component of your training as well.

That means you can have a significant head start on your post-secondary education by the time you finish high school – as well as gaining practical and in-demand skills.