What is the Registered Apprenticeship Program?
The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is an opportunity for high school students to complete a high school diploma while also working as an indentured apprentice, earning credits. Students build hours towards a Journeyman’s Certificate in one of Alberta’s more than fifty trades.
Students usually enter the RAP program in the summer of Grade 10 or 11. Initially the student works with an employer as an assistant. This probationary time allows the student and the employer the opportunity to determine whether or not this trade is a good fit for the student. If the student is interested in pursuing a career in the trade, and the employer feels they have the attitude and aptitude to be a success at the trade, they may apply to become an indentured apprentice.
An indentured apprentice can earn as many as 1000 hours towards their Journeyman’s Certificate. For every 125 hours as an indentured apprentice, they will receive five (5) credits up to a maximum of 40.
What are the requirements?
Before beginning RAP, interested students must:
- Meet with their off-campus education teacher to discuss program details
- Complete HCS3000 (an online safety course)
- Complete CSTS-09 (Construction Safety Training System)
Note: Only if required by their specific trade/program.
- Submit a RAP Application
Note: Must include a teacher and off-campus education teacher recommendation.
Our partner in RAP is Careers: The Next Generation. This non-profit organization is dedicated to offering students the opportunity to explore a career in the skilled trades. They work to locate potential work-sites/employers for our students.
Note: The District cannot guarantee that every student who applies and interviews for a RAP placement will be placed. Successful candidates will be contacted by Careers: The Next Generation and will go for an interview.
For more information about the Registered Apprenticeship Program or to apply, please contact your school’s off-campus education teacher or career practitioner.