Work Experience is a for-credit high school program. It allows students to explore a career path they are interested in and to get ahead of the game with valuable skills training.
Students are employed as part of a planned school program under the cooperative supervision of a teacher and employer. Participants gain experience, build marketable job skills and earn high school credits as well.
Students, who are working part time while getting paid, may also be able to earn credits towards their High School Diploma.
Students may receive credits at the 15, 25 or 35 level. Students receive 5 credits for every 125 hours based upon successful completion of prerequisite workplace safety course and workplace learning expectations. Our Off-Campus programs include Work Experience, Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAP), Sturgeon Emergency Services Firefighter program, the RCMP Youth Academy (offered every 2nd year - next academy is spring of 2018), and the Green Certificate Program. Speak with our staff and arrange to meet with Teresa Ferri or call her directly at 780-222-5008 to learn more about how you can get started in one of our Off-Campus programs.
The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a great option for students interested in a career in the trades. RAP allows high school students to begin an apprenticeship training program as early as Grade 10. These students earn credits toward a high school diploma and a paid registered apprenticeship program at the same time. There are more than 50 trades and occupations to explore. Each student begins with an employer to gain an inside look at their chosen trade and explore their interests and confirm whether the trade is a good fit. It also provides invaluable experience and training that gives the student a distinct advantage post-graduation. Students spend time in school and industry throughout their high school semesters and the summer months. program times are flexible and based on employer, student and school agreement. Employers pay the apprentice's wages and provide on-the-job training. Our Off-Campus coordinator Teresa Ferri works closely with students and employers to ensure a safe and caring environment in which students learn the tasks of the trade and earn hours towards their apprenticeship. Students may earn a maximum of 40 credits (based on 1 credit per 25 hours) through a RAP program.
For students who have a job and would like to earn credits towards a high school diploma, or are working in a trade and would like to earn credits while doing an apprenticeship, please either contact your Learning Centre or access the information documents and have your Agreement completed to get started.