What is the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)?
The Registered Apprenticeship Program is a practical off-campus learning experience where students are both full time students and registered apprentices in one of the 50 designated trades recognized by Apprenticeship and Industry Training, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology.
The Student receives the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Record Book (Blue Book)
How do I sign up for this program?
- You can sign up anytime in grades 10 to 12, including summers.
- This program is not recommended until after completion of Grade 10.
- This program is usually preceded by several weeks or months of Work Experience.
- The student completes an Apprenticeship application form available through Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education which is available through this link.
What are the prerequisites?
- HCS 3000: Workplace Safety Systems.
- HCS 3010: Workplace Safety Practices.
- The student is responsible for finding an employer willing to accept him/her as an apprenticeship (can be assisted by parents, off-campus coordinator, school or others).
- Students must:
1) be paid at least minimum wage
2) be employed by a qualified employer and
3) be supervised by a qualified journeyman.
What are the potential credits?
- Eight 5-credit courses are available in each of the designated trades.
- The student can earn up to 40 credits toward senior high school diploma requirements.
- The student can earn up to 1000 hours of time credits toward an apprenticeship.
How are students assessed?
Assessment is conducted by the off-campus coordinator in consultation with the onsite journeyman supervisor after each semester (fall, winter and summer).
What is the cost?
There is a $35 fee payable to Apprenticeship Training, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology