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Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

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 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 chosen 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.

Work Experience Program

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 Work Agreement Plan (signed by yourself, parent/guardian and employer

Student Learning Plan
Submit time sheets or pay stubs to verify your hours After 125 hours of work ask your employer to complete an evaluation Complete HCS 3000

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There is a guidance counsellor to serve the students at Campus East and West. The administrative team is also able to provide some guidance to students if the counsellor is not readily available.
Please feel free to pop in and say “hi” and ask for any information regarding courses, programs (curricular and co-curricular) , graduation requirements, post-secondary institutions, awards and scholarships, and for any personal counselling.

Academic Counsellor Cara Ross (Email: [email protected])
Academic Counsellor Tom Collier ( Email: [email protected])

Family School Liaison Counsellor Mallory Kristjanson (Email: [email protected])

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