Off Campus Education
Jasper Place offers a Work Experience program that enables students 15 years or older to become involved in a new learning experience. After completing the pre-requisite safety and workplace training, 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 Jasper Place, 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.
Please see your Alpha Group Counselor for more information.
Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
The RAP program provides students with the opportunity to spend part of their school year completing high school diploma requirements and part of their year working as a registered apprentice in one of Alberta's 52 registered trades. After successfully completing related safety training and course work, students begin employment at an approved worksite, learning on the job and acquiring hours toward their journeyman's status. Students will also receive a wage from their employer. Students must complete grade 10 before starting a RAP placement but they can begin to apply for RAP in the second semester of grade 10. Students should have an interest in working with their hands and a willingness to learn new skills. Our employers want students that will show up on time and work hard. You can better your chances of getting a RAP placement by attending and passing all of your courses. Make sure you research some trades so you can make an informed decision. It is possible to earn up to 45 credits with 25 credits going towards your high school diploma. Once completed you may qualify for a government RAP scholarship.
More information is available by contacting your Alpha Group Counselor.
How to Get Started…
Step 1: Complete the HCS 3000 module (it is a 1 credit course on Workplace Safety & it takes 1.5 - 2 hours to complete on average). You must pass each assignment with a minimum of 50% for Work Experience . When you've completed and passed all 4, you will receive 1 credit for the HCS3000 module and you will then be able to do Work Experience. If you've completed this in a previous year you do NOT need to complete it again and can proceed to step 2.
Step 2: See your Counsellor in Student Services for the appropriate paperwork.
- Employer Information
- Student Responsibilities & Learning Expectations
Step 3: Complete and Return both pieces of paperwork to your Counsellor and wait for Ms Appelt and/or Mr Elliott (both in the general office) to contact you with the final pieces of documentation (contract, etc)
Here are a few pieces of information that you should know:
- You can earn between 3 & 30 work experience credits throughout High School (max 10 credits at the 15-level, max 10 credits at the 25-level, and max 30 credits at the 35-level)
- A maximum of 15 credits can be used to count towards your 100 required for your High School Diploma
- The 10 credits at the 35-level can be used as 30-level credits for your diploma, but cannot be used as CTS credits with your diploma.
- You must work 75 hours to receive your first 3 credits.
- After receiving your first 3 credits you will be awarded 1 credit for every 25 hours worked.
- You can only count hours worked AFTER you are signed up for Work Experience, any previous hours worked cannot be used - so get signed up ASAP to start counting your hours.
CSTS Safety Course “Alberta Construction Safety Association”
RAP Scholarships Information on RAP/CTS scholarships
Trade Secrets Apprenticeship and Industry Training Website
CAREERS “The Next Generation” Website
CAREERS: The Next Generation is a unique, non-profit organization raising youth awareness of career options and helping students earn while they learn through internship. CAREERS partners with government, educators, communities, industry, parents and students to introduce youth to rewarding careers and develop the skilled workers of the future