RAP/Work Experience

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Earn money and high school credit at the same time!  Yes, students can hold a part-time job or volunteer to earn work experience credits.  These credits can be applied towards your high school diploma. Students taking work experience 15, 25, 35 can earn a total of 15 credits towards their high school diploma.

REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

What is the Registered Apprenticeship Program(RAP)?

“The Trades offer good training, lots of opportunities and job security. The RAP program is a good way for high school students to see what’s out there and get some work experience in a trade of their choice.  If you would like to start work at a job earning income, the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a great first step toward a career. While going to high school, a RAP student earns hours of on-the-job training as credit toward both an apprenticeship program and a high school diploma/credential.”  Students earn apprenticeship hours, wages and up to 40 RAP credits towards their high school diploma.
For more information, go to www.tradesecrets.alberta.ca

Are you interested in RAP? The Centre for Learning@HOME can assist you.

First Step:

Stay in School. Our Student Services team will assist you in devising your high school program to ensure you meet the requirements of achieving your apprenticeship and acquire a high school diploma.

Second Step:

Decide which trade matches your interests and skills. Before making commitment to a specific trade, it is important to discover if it is right for you. We suggest doing some work experience to get exposure to a variety of trades. Students can earn up to 15 credits toward their high school diploma. We suggest students start this in grade 10. You may be advised to complete one level of Work Experience prior to your RAP placement.

Third Step:

You need to find an employer who will take you on as an apprentice. It is the student’s responsibility to make these arrangements. If you are interested in working in a specific trade and have an employer in mind, it is advisable to meet with the owner of the company and explain your goals and seek their support.

Fourth Step:

After you acquire a placement, work with your school to apply to the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office nearest you.

Fifth Step:

By signing the apprenticeship application/contract you and your employer make an agreement. You agree to finish your classroom and on-the-job training. Your employer agrees to pay you a certain percentage of the journeyman wage rate, train you on the job and allow you to attend classroom training.

For more information on the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), please call our office and speak to Student Services team.