Work Experience and RAP

Gain high school credit while learning hands-on skills

Work Experience

Gain job experience! Register for Work Experience 15, 25 or 35. Explore a career, add to your resumé, and earn more credits.

Work Experience 35 offers students the unique opportunity to earn 10 high school credits at the 30-level, fulfilling the high school diploma requirements for two 30-level subjects. Students may apply a total of 15 work experience credits towards their high school diploma. (Neither Work Experience 15 nor Work Experience 25 is a prerequisite.)

Work Experience is offered throughout the regular school year and summer school.

Regular School Year


September – June

Note: A minimum of 75 hours (3 credits) of participation is required in this program.

Prerequisite: You must have transportation to and from work.


Information is below for these students:

Students who are under 20 years old on September 1, 2023

Work Experience is open to current Edmonton Public School students.

To get started:
Please speak with your school's Work Experience Coordinator or Assistant Principal for more information.


Students who are over 20 years old on September 1, 2023

To get started:
Please call Metro at 780-428-1111 to book an interview with a Work Experience Coordinator.

Summer School


July

Note: 25 hours are required for each credit earned.

As summer school moves at such a fast pace, this opportunity is only open to those who already have job placements.

Those without job placements are not eligible for this summer school course.

Summer School Work Experience is open to current Edmonton Public School students.


Prerequisites:

You must:

  • Have a job placement
  • Have transportation to and from work
  • Complete an interview with a Metro Work Experience Coordinator. Once registered, this will be coordinated via email directly with you.

 

RAP (Registered Apprenticeship Program)

Register as a RAP apprentice and get a head-start on your career. Your employer will give you an inside look at your chosen trade to help you decide if that trade is right for you.

Work in the trade of your choice

As you work, you will earn:

  • Wages,
  • High school credit, and
  • On-the-job apprenticeship hours for a head-start toward journeyperson certification after high school.

When you complete high school:

  • Your RAP apprenticeship ends,
  • You are automatically registered as a regular apprentice, and
  • The on-the-job hours you earned while in RAP are applied to your apprenticeship program.

Regular School Year


September – June

Prerequisite: You must have transportation to and from work.


Information is below for these students:

Students who are under 20 years old on September 1, 2023

RAP is open to is open to current Edmonton Public School students.

To get started:
Please speak with your school's RAP Coordinator or Assistant Principal for more information.