Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Forms for RAP:
- Employer Information Letter
- Off Campus Agreement Form
- Off Campus Contract Form
- Student Learning Journal
- Employer Safety & Work Site Inspection Form
- Employer Student Evaluation
- Monthly Timesheets
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?
- See the off-campus teacher at your school.
- Complete the following documents
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.