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 usded towards their high school diploma.
Work Experience and RAP Coordinator: Pat Elliott 780 408-9000 ext. 3155
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 Mr. Elliott at:
- 780-408-9000 ext. 3155
- or text him at 780-616-1441
- or visit him in his office (room 155)
How to Get Started…
1. You will have to complete the HCS3000 online safety course. It takes approximately 2 - 3 hours to complete and you will receive 1 credit. A minimum of 70% in this course will be required to enter the RAP program.
You must be logged in with your EPSB Google Account using SchoolZone to view and complete this course.
2. If you do not already have a job in an approved trade, you will have to fill out the CAREERS “Get Started Info” and the CAREERS Next Generation Application. You will have to get a reference from one of your teachers and meet with Mr. Elliott to complete this application.
3. If you already have a position with a company and you have finished the HCS3000, please contact Mr. Elliott
4. After you have started work and you have completed the first 125 hours which will be your Internship, you will need to register for your blue book. You can print off the info sheet onto how to register for your blue book. You will then go to the SIAMS and work through the online application.
5. Make sure to keep your pay stubs. Mr. Elliott will require proof of your hours worked. An evaluation will be completed every 125 hours by your employer to receive your 5 credits for each module.
Other Related Links
Step 1: HCS3000 Safety Course Complete this first before going any further. Let Mr. Elliott know when you’ve completed the HCS 3000.
Step 2: CAREERS Get Started Info This goes to CAREERS “The Next Generation” This form has to be filled out first and paperwork brought to your RAP Coordinator OR you can upload your application, resume and cover letter yourself. Please let your RAP coordinator know that you have uploaded your info online.
Step 3: CAREERS Online Application This is just the application portion from step 2, if you haven't already filled it out. Print off this application, resume and cover letter and bring this to Mr. Elliott.
Step 4: Info Sheet for Blue Book Apprenticeship Industry and Training (AIT) Please print & review before starting the next step.
Step 5: SIAMS Application Online Application for your Blue Book
HCS3010 Additional online Safety Course through “Alberta Distance Learning Centre"
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