Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

Prerequisite: HCS3000 Workplace Safety Systems and HCS3010 Workplace Safety Practices

The Registered Apprenticeship Program is an excellent opportunity for students who know they want to enter a trade to “earn while you learn.” This program usually begins during the summer after the grade 10 school year. The student selects a trade and is placed into a 125 hour work experience (5 credits) which serves as a probationary period. Successful students are then indentured and can earn up to 40 Registered Apprentice credits toward graduation. The student’s timetable is adjusted to accommodate the RAP program. By graduation the student can have completed the hours needed for the first year of an apprenticeship and be ready to apply for the training weeks at a post-secondary institution.

The RAP program typically starts in the summer months of July and August following the student‘s completion of grade 10 and/or 11.The following criteria will be used to select students for the program: a positive attitude, passing grades in their courses, and good attendance. As part of their acceptance to the program, all students will be required to complete required safety training courses in May and June. Students may continue in the RAP program for Semester 1 or 2 in their grade 11 or 12 year. An apprentice is someone who trains on the job under the supervision of a skilled journeyman, and becomes indentured (contracted) with an employer. The apprenticeship may last from one to four years depending upon the selected trade.

***NOTE: Additional information is available from the Off Campus Education Co-ordinator.

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