Work Experience Frequently Asked Questions
Work Experience provides students with opportunities to learn job specific skills required for the workplace. Students can be placed within volunteer or paid positions under the supervision of a competent worker to earn up to 15 credits towards their high school diploma with Work Experience 15, 25 and 35. Students looking to explore occupations or career decisions should look into the Work Experience program to gain valuable knowledge and experience before entering into post-secondary training. This program also provides the opportunity to develop references for future employment or scholarship applications.
The Work Experience Program is an opportunity for students to develop employability skills while completing high school credits. Students work at an approved work site part time or during the summer in this program. They work with employers and receive 1 credit for every 25 hours of work. All forms must be completed, signed and returned to the Off-Campus Education Coordinator before a student is accepted into the program.
Students may work between 7:00 am and 10:00pm any day, Monday through Sunday.
Transportation is the student’s responsibility.
The introductory course HCS 3000 is a required component of the first work experience course taken by the student.
How do you get involved in work experience?
- Complete HCS 3000 Worksite Safety course (see Mrs. Reinhart).
- This is a pre-requisite for Work Experience. No credits/hours will be earned until this is done.
- See Mr. Elliot and/or Mrs. Reinhart.
- Ask your employer and/or volunteer supervisor for the opportunity to collect Work Experience credits.
- Complete/hand-in the following documents:
- Work Agreement Plan (signed by yourself, parent/guardian and employer)
- Workplace Learning Plan (created with student, coordinator and employer)
- Worksite Safety & Orientation Assignments
- Student Journals (monthly)
- Submit time sheets or pay stubs to verify your hours (monthly)
- After 75/125 hours of work ask your employer to complete an evaluation
- Student Self Evaluation (75/125 hours)
Thank you for your interest in our Off-Campus Programming. If any of these programs interest you as a student, parent or business owner, please contact School Office to receive more details.
The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is an opportunity for high school students to earn up to 40 credits towards their high school diploma while accumulating hours towards their first year apprenticeship in one of Alberta’s designated trades.
The students who have made career choices and commitments to RAP begin their training in any one of the apprenticeship trades while in high school. They spend part of their year in school completing graduation requirements and part in industry as a registered apprentice. Visit www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca for more information about the trades.
All students participating in RAP must complete the ACSA (Alberta Construction Safety Association) course. This is an online course which is offered at no cost to high school students. See your high school Off-Campus Coordinator or Counsellor for more information.
Advantages to doing RAP?
- Allows a high school student the opportunity to start a Post-Secondary Program in a well-respected career while in high school.
- A RAP apprentice gets a realistic look at the work world and learns employability and hands on skills required in the industry.
- With a high demand for skilled trade workers, the future in the choosen career field looks very promising.
- Employers have an opportunity to find quality young employees.
- RAP students earn a wage plus as many as 40 high school credits including four 30-level, 5-credit courses towards your high school diploma.
Opportunities in RAP
|Agricultural Equipment Technician||Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator||Landscape Gardener||Recreation Vehicle Service Technician|
|Appliance Service Technician||Electric Motor Systems Technician||Lather-Interior Systems Mechanic||Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic|
|Auto Body Technician||Electrician||Locksmith||Rig Technician 3|
|Automotive Service Technician||Elevator Constructor||Machinist||Roofer|
|Baker||Floorcovering Installer||Millwright||Sheet Metal Worker|
|Boilermaker||Gasfitter (A) or (B)||Motorcycle Mechanic||Sprinkler System Installer|
|Bricklayer||Glazier (Glazier or Auto Glass Technician)||Natural Gas Compression Technician||Steamfitter - Pipefitter|
|Cabinetmaker||Hairstylist||Outdoor Power Equipment Technician||Structural Steel and Plate Fitter|
|Carpenter||Heavy Equipment Technician||Painter and Decorator||Tilesetter|
|Communication Technician||Instrument Technician||Parts Technician||Transport Refrigeration Technician|
|Concrete Finisher||Insulator||Powerline Technician||Water Well Driller|
|Cook||Ironworker||Power System Electrician||Welder|
Steps for RAP Students:
1) Find an employer in one of the trades listed above. Criteria:
a) They must HIRE (pay) you as an apprentice.
b) You must be supervised by a CERTIFIED JOURNEYMAN.
2) Meet with Mr. Elliot to discuss requirements of the program. You will be given a Rap Student Booklet for yourself
and a RAP Employer Booklet for your employer. A date will be set-up to meet your employer to discuss the program.
3) Employer, student, parent and Off-Campus Supervisor must sign the Off Campus Contract Form. (located in student booklet)
4) Go to http://tradesecrets.alberta.ca and "Apply for AIT Program and Services". All instructions are located in the RAP student booklet. Your employer is responsible for keeping your hours and skills tracked digitally.
5) Complete and hand in all required documents to Mrs. Kramer (E-campus) as outlined by checklist in Student Booklet.
Forms for RAP:
- RAP Employer Booklet
- Rap Student Booklet
- Off Campus Contract Form
- Student Learning Journals
- Employer Safety & Work Site Inspection Form
- Employer Student Evaluation
- Monthly Timesheets
In a partnership with Lakeland College in Vermillion, OLMP is proud to offer Dual Credit Programming.
Jumpstart your college education while you’re in high school with dual credit courses. It's an opportunity to explore a career path and earn both high school and college credits. Lakeland College offers 7 dual credit courses:
- Environmental Sustainability
- Health, Safety & Nutrition
- Introduction to Esthetics
- Introduction to Heavy Oil & Gas *Requires one day lab
- Introduction to Soil Science
- Health Care Aide Section 1
Dual credit courses are free. You take live, online classes or view class recordings on D2L, Lakeland’s learning management system.
For more information CLICK HERE and see Mrs. Reinhart
Lakeland Dual Credit Application form- return to Mrs. Reinhart.