Financial aid

Below are scholarship and bursary options available to CTC students. To apply for a scholarship or bursary, please visit Financial aid.

Jim Rose Legacy Endowment Fund / Tuition Credit

Jim Rose was the coordinator of the CTC from its inception in 1998 until he retired in December 2004. Jim's unfailing dedication, his tireless drive to promote the CTC's programs and assist its students and his tenacity in helping fund students in need are the inspiration for the Jim Rose Legacy Endowment Fund / Tuition Credit. This award will provide a perpetual source of funding as a tuition credit for a CTC student.

Eligibility and selection process

Open to any student in the Career Technical Centre (CTC) program, attending the College of New Caledonia with demonstrated financial need.

Selection will be made primarily on the basis of financial need. Students attending the CTC program at the College of New Caledonia need to complete a college bursary application and must have successfully completed the first semester of their Grade 11 year before the tuition credit is granted.

Selection will be made by the College of New Caledonia CTC program Advisory Committee.

$1000 Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) Scholarship

Secondary School Apprenticeship Program means an educational program that consists of workplace based training where secondary students register as apprentices with the industry authority (ita); (ministerial order 282 04).

Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) program involves part-time work within a trade - something many secondary students are doing already. You might already be a secondary school apprentice and not even know it!

If you are still a high school student working part-time in a trade, you are probably a 'hidden apprentice'. By registering as a SSA student, you will be able to earn dual credit for the work you're already doing, become eligible for a $1000 scholarship, and get a head start on earning your trade certification.

To register for SSA you must contact the School District Career Programs Office at 250-564-3121.

SSA qualifying trades

All BC and Red Seal Trades qualify as SSA program trades.The below is just an example of some trades that will qualify. For a full list visit

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Carpenter
  • Cook
  • Electrician
  • Heavy Duty Mechanic
  • Industrial Mechanic
  • Machinist
  • Plumber
  • Steamfitter / Pipe fitter
  • Welder Level "C"

SSA eligibility

To qualify for SSA funding, you must be between 15 and 19 years old, be registered in School District 57, and have an employer that will sponsor you.

SSA grant requirements

  • Have a minimum 480 hours logged with the Industry Training Authority (ITA)
  • Maintained a C+ average in all grade 12 courses
  • Graduated Grade 12 with a full graduation certificate (Dogwood)
  • Be working or training 5 months after you have graduated, OR have logged 1100 hours with the ITA

Thank you to our donors!

We would like to thank all of our supporters in the community. Without their generous donations, this fund would not have been possible.