Off-Campus

Work Experience

Work Experience Periods

Work experience periods are to be used to complete prerequisite on-line classes at the start of the semester. Upon completion, students are not expected to be loitering in the school during this class time.

Work Experience Process

Order of events

  1. Parent consent signed.
  2. Off Campus Agreement – signed and dated by all parties – employer, parents, student and work experience teacher.
  3. HCS 3000 on-line course – completed with greater than 80% - worth 1 credit
  4. Site inspection and registration completed by work experience teacher
  5. Student Learning Plan and Hazard Assessment Form – completed by student and employer.

Only after all of the above has been completed and submitted can hours be collected for Work Experience credits.

Work Experience Course Completion Requirements

  1. Students must check-in with Work Experience Teacher on Monday or Tuesday in the Library to submit completed time sheets and to avoid being marked absent. 
  2. After 10 -20 hours, employers complete a 1st evaluation of the student 
  3. Work Experience Teacher will visit work site while the student is working 
  4. After 125 hours, students complete student reflection form 
  5. After 250 hours, students complete student reflection form
  6. For course completion, students complete a self-evaluation and employers complete a final evaluation of the student 
  7. Students must meet with Work Experience Teacher to sign off on course completion.  

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Work Experience provides students with an opportunity to do some career exploration while working or volunteering outside the classroom in a community or professional environment. This course is designed for the development of valuable employability skills.

Students must acquire a minimum of 75 hours to earn 3 credits. After that accomplishment, they receive 1 credit for every 25 hours earned after the 75 hours worked at their work site. Students must be engaged in supervised work and their hours are verified by their employer on weekly time sheets. Work Place Safety (HCS3000), a 1 credit course, must be completed by all students prior to any hours being counted for credit in Work Experience.

Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

RAP is an amazing opportunity for those students who wish to pursue a Career in the Trades after high school. This credited course allows students to be matched into an organization with a journeyman mentor to begin their apprenticeship, while still in high school. The students must complete a course HCS3000 before being placed with their mentor at their job site. Students then complete a 5-credit (125 hour) Work Experience probationary period at the work site, to see if the match is working for both sides.  If both sides are in agreement, the Apprenticeship can begin with hours earned towards their trade, while earning high school credits and receiving a salary if the employer chooses.

*Students wanting to become involved in the RAP Program should start in the spring/summer of their Grade 10 or 11 year.  A Student & Parent Information Night with a representative from Careers Next Generation will run for all Area 1 high schools sometime in the spring. Any students hoping to participate in this program should attend this meeting with their parents.*

If you are not sure which of the 50 trades available in Alberta you are interested in, here is a website for you to search: http://www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca/

Students interested in becoming involved:

  • Should understand they are expected to attend work during the summer.
  • Should do some background research into the trades so that they know which trade they wish to pursue.
  • Attend the RAP Parent Information Night.
  • Must complete their 1 credit CTS pre-requisite course HCS3000 before starting at their job site.
  • Must complete their CSTS Online course, for construction trades.

If you would like more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Ms. Behrns at 403-289-9241 ext: 2501 or in the her office in the Library. 

Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) 15 / 25 / 35

RAP is an opportunity for those students who wish to pursue a career in the trades after high school. This course allows students to be matched with a journeyman mentor to begin their apprenticeship while still in high school. The students must complete Work Place Safety (HCS3000), a 1 credit course, before being placed. If they are involved with construction trades, the CSTS course and Work Place Safety Practices (HCS 3010) must be taken as well prior to their placement. Students then complete a 5 credit (125 hour) work experience probationary period at the work site, to see if the match is working for both student and mentor. If both sides are in agreement, the apprenticeship may begin. Hours are earned towards the student’s trade, while earning high school credits and receiving a salary.

Students wanting to be involved in the RAP Program should start the process in their Grade 10 or 11 year with possible placements for the spring/summer of their Grade 10 or 11 year. A student/parent information night will be held in the spring.

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