Welcome to the Off-Campus Program
I am at St. Mary’s in the Career Center (A118) you may drop in to see me any time or contact me through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 403-828-1556
As an off-campus teacher we help
students gain experience in the world of work through work experience,
apprenticeship and career discovery programs.
Program plays a vital role in enabling students to transition into the
work force and post secondary education, while gaining their high school
Make sure you check out the Career Centre Link for more job and volunteer opportunities.
Work Experience: is an opportunity for students to develop employability skills while earning valuable high school credits. These positions must comply to District guidelines and are approved on an individual basis.
Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP): is an opportunity for high school students to earn up to 40 credits towards their high school diploma while building hours towards their first year apprenticeship in one of Alberta’s more than 50 trades
Career Discovery Program: is an extended job shadowing in which students gain real-life experience. In this program students may have exposure to areas such as law, engineering, architecture or veterinary medicine.
Do you know that . . .
- You can earn one (1) credit for every 25 hours worked - (minimum 3 credits).
- Courses: Work Experience 15, 25, 35 (3-10 credits per level). Career Internship 10 (3-5 credits). Of these credits, a total of 20 credits can be counted toward the 100 credits required for a High School Diploma.
- Work Experience 35 credits can be used as Grade 12 option credits.
- Work Experience marks may be used in your average as a Category D or fifth course for entry to post-secondary. Confirm with a counselor that Work Experience is recognized by the institution and program you are planning to attend.
- Please visit the Off Campus teacher, school counselor or career practitioner to get you started.
Note: HCS 3000: WORK PLACE SAFETY SYSTEMS is a PRE-REQUISITE (1 credit) CTS course for credit in the work experience program. This on-line course must be completed prior to registering in the Work Experience program. See Mrs. Uhrich to register for the course.
Websites Related to Career Exploration
Interested in learning more about careers? Your rights & responsibilities with regards to employment? Job opportunities? Check out the following websites:
- Trade Secrets - Exploring Apprenticeships
- ALIS - Career and Education Information
- Youth Employment Centre
- Youth Employment Rights Handbook
- Apprenticeship Guide-Engineers (PDF)
- Career Connections
Employment Standards - Tips sheet