Registered Apprenticeship Program

The Registered Apprenticeship 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 toward their high school diploma. The RAP program allows students to earn high school credits, while employed as apprentices in one of Alberta’s 52 certified trades. 

Careers: The Next Generation is non-profit organization is dedicated to offering students the opportunity to explore a career in the skilled trades. They work to locate potential work-sites/employers for our students.  Potential apprentices wishing to be a RAP student, are encouraged to find a suitable job with a journeyman willing to apprentice them. Many RAP students begin their RAP program in the summer after grade 10 but can also begin in the summer after grade 11. Information about the summer program will be available at school in March, or from Careers: The Next Generation

In order to begin a Registered Apprenticeship Program, interested students must:

  1. Meet with the Off-Campus Education Coordinator to discuss program details. 
  2. Complete HCS 3000 & HCS 3010 (online safety course).
  3. Students are enrolled in this course through the OCE Coordinator. Complete CSTS (Construction Safety Training System)
  4. Students are enrolled in this course through the OCE Coordinator. Note: Only if required by their specific trade/program.
  5. Submit a RAP Application from Careers: The Next GenerationNote: Must include a CTS teacher and Off-Campus Education Coordinator recommendation.

How credits are earned?

RAP students can earn up to 40 high school credits toward their diploma requirements. It is possible for a RAP student to complete their first-year apprenticeship hours while in high school and becoming a second-year apprentice after graduation. This is a significant head start on their career path and provides a real earning power advantage. An indentured apprentice can earn as many as 1000 hours towards their Journeyman’s Certificate.

Note: CBE cannot guarantee that every student who applies and interviews for a RAP placement will be placed. Successful candidates will be contacted by Careers: The Next Generation and will go for an interview.


For more information about Work Experience programming, contact your school’s

Off-Campus Education Coordinator 

Ms. Suzana Dimitrijevic-Dawe at sudimitrijev@cbe.ab.ca


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