Ernest Manning Off-Campus Education Programs are designed to help students recognize their special gifts, talents, skills and interests, by putting their education into a meaningful framework. Our programs play a vital role in assisting students’ transition into the workforce and post-secondary education. Students who participate in Off-Campus Education benefit by:
- learning and developing the knowledge and skills demanded by business, while enhancing their future employability.
- gaining valuable hands-on work-related experiences, that open up additional opportunities for future employment.
- the opportunity to gain insight to their career development options, which support successful transition from school to work and from school to a post-secondary institution.
Ernest Manning High School Off-Campus Education Opportunities include:
Work Experience Program: Work Experience is available to high school students who are already working or volunteering and want to earn credits towards their high school diploma.
Dual Credit Programs: These programs are designed for high school students who are interested in specific career areas and would like to work towards post-secondary and/or workplace certifications, while still attending high school.
Exploratory Programs: These programs are designed for high school students who are interested in a skilled trade and would like to work with a journeyman, in order to explore the trade and earn both workplace certifications and high school credits.
Green Certificate Program: Green Certificate is an apprenticeship-style program designed for young people interested in the agricultural industry. Students learn & train under the direction of experienced farm personnel, while earning high school credits and obtaining certification from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
Registered Apprenticeship Program: The RAP program is designed for high school students who want to begin training in a trade of their choice, work towards becoming an indentured apprentice, and earn credits towards their high school diploma.
Extended Opportunities through Chinook Learning
Fall/Winter: Chinook Learning Services works with specific program partners, to coordinate learning & earning opportunities for students with specialized organizations. Chinook provides a work experience teacher for each organization, while supervising students from a variety of Calgary Board of Education schools. See Chinook Learning Services Fall/Winter Off-Campus Programs for a list of Specialized Program Partners.
Summer: Summer Work Experience and Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) credits can also be earned through Chinook Learning Services Summer Off-Campus Program.