Off-Campus education describes the various programs which allow students to participate in work activities while attending school. These programs involve the school, the student and the employer in a co-operative educational effort to enhance, support and extend the student's learning experiences.
Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
RAP Application Form: RAP Application Form
WHAT IS RAP?
The Registered Apprenticeship Program is a unique opportunity for students to explore a trade and begin post secondary apprenticeship training - all while completing their high school diploma.
Who are the best candidates for RAP?
Grade 11 & 12 students (apply in Grades 10 & 11) who enjoy working with their hands or machines, value working in teams, and have an eye for detail are very well suited for RAP. Students must also be on-track to graduate, have good attendance, and consistently demonstrate a strong work ethic, and have the maturity to work with adults.
BENEFITS OF RAP
Students receive 5 CTS credits for every 125 hours worked (to a maximum of 40 credits), receive an hourly wage (at least minimum wage), become a registered apprentice with Alberta, and get a jumpstart on a possible career.
Need More Information about RAP?
Contact Mr. Chris Gifford, RAP Coordinator at 780-469-1315, or stop by W.P. Wagner Student Services to pick up brochures or at http://www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca/
For 2018 Intakes, we are accepting new applications for RAP as of December 1st, 2017. They can be printed off the website or picked up in Student Services.
ALBERTA WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY
REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM INFORMATION
WHAT IS AN APPRENCTICE?
ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS
TRADES & OCCUPATIONS LIST
TRADES THE NEXT GENERATION: PARTNERSHIP
The RAP Scholarships were created to recognize the accomplishments of Alberta high school students participating in the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), and to encourage them to continue their apprenticeship training after completing high school. 500 RAP Scholarships of $1,000 each are available annually. Last year W.P. Wagner had 15 former RAP students receive this award. The application and link will be available in the spring.
W.P. Wagner offers a Work Experience program that enables students 15 years or older to become involved in a new learning experience off-campus. After completing the prerequisite “Workplace Safety Systems,” students are able to use a paid or volunteer position to explore a future career and receive practical on-the-job training; all while earning high school credits. Students develop work search strategies and tools to access a registry of employers partnered with W.P. Wagner, or use local, provincial, and national job banks to seek employment. Students who are employed by an approved worksite may earn between 3 and 30 credits, 15 of which may be used towards their high school diploma.
THE DISTRICT ADVANTAGES OF THE WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM ARE:
- Work Experience is an off-campus course available at any grade in high school
- Students can earn credits during the school year and/or summer time
- Students can be paid a wage or honorarium while participating in the program
- Students can work on a volunteer basis with a sponsoring organization
- Students can earn as many as 15 credits towards their diploma requirements and 30 credits towards transcripts
- Work Experience 35 can also qualify as one of the 30 level Diploma requirements
- Potential employers recognize the value of the Work Experience Program
- Marks from Work Experience can be used for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship
- Qualifying students receive supervision from the Work Experience Coordinator throughout their time in the placement
- Work Experience students also receive training, supervision, guidance, and evaluation from the employer
For more information, please contact Ms. Michelle Barin at 780-469-1315 or stop by the Student Services office, located on the lower level of W.P. Wagner School.