The School Works Co-op and Apprentice Wage Subsidy programs are open to businesses, non-profit and First Nations organizations, and public bodies with business headquarters located within the Columbia Basin Trust region. The Apprentice Wage Subsidy supports hiring apprentices for full-time employment to complete their first-level work-based training requirements with an $8/hour wage subsidy, and will also support the retention of participating apprentices through their second-level requirements with a $4/hour wage subsidy. The Co-op Wage Subsidy is available for the hiring of students participating in a recognized co-op program, for an $8/hour wage subsidy. Employers are expected to top up wages to the market wage rate for the position. Applications are accepted on first-come, first-served basis.