Exploratory Programs allow students enrolled in high school the opportunity to explore career options that could help them decide, at an early age, whether a career opportunity in the skilled trades is for them. These programs are particularly relevant as there is an identified and urgent need for skilled trades’ professionals in Alberta.
Students who are accepted into the program work with a skilled journeyman in a state of the art training facility and are supervised by an off-campus education teacher. Exploratory Programs allow students the opportunity to earn Work Experience credits and workplace certifications that will help them prepare to apply for a career as soon as they graduate high school.
The programs typically take place during the school year while the student attends high school. This opportunity provides the student with a unique and personalized high school experience.
In conjunction with Industry partners, the Calgary Catholic School District offers Exploratory Programs in the following areas:
Introduction to Cook Apprentice (SAIT) (link coming soon)
Ironworkers (Ironworkers Local 725) (link coming soon)
Pipe Trades (UA Local 496 - Pipe Trades Union) (link coming soon)
For more information about the Exploratory Programs or to apply, please contact your school’s off-campus education teacher or career practitioner.