Traditionally, apprenticeships in Alberta began following high school graduation, however, some students identify their career interests at an earlier age and are ready to learn and practice their future trade while still in high school. RAP is an ideal program for these students.
RAP students are both full-time students and registered apprentices, dividing their time between an approved work site and their high school studies. They take regular courses such as English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math in order to earn their Alberta High School Diploma or Certificate of Achievement.
Programming supports students who learn well through on-the-job training and want a career where they work with their hands.
- RAP offers an enriched, real-world applicable, high school education
- Work as an apprentice in one of Alberta’s 50+ designated trades
- Earn up to 40 credits towards a high school diploma or certificate of high school achievement in the RAP program
- Skilled tradespeople are in short supply. A RAP apprentice gets on-the-job training in a skilled trade while being paid for that work.
- RAP apprentice gains a realistic understanding of what it takes to be a journeyperson and learns employability skills that would be applicable to any job
- Complete health and safety training
- The opportunity to transition into a full-time apprenticeship program upon high school graduation
- Scholarships are available
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