Off-Campus Education

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 ProgramsThese 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 ProgramsThese 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.

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