The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a great option for students interested in a career in the trades. RAP allows high school students to begin an apprenticeship training program as early as Grade 10. These students earn credit toward a high school diploma and a a paid registered apprenticeship program at the same time.
Students can select from more than 50 trades and occupations to explore. Each student is paired with an employer to gain an inside look at their chosen trade. This lets the student explore their interests and confirm whether the trade is a good fit. It also provides invaluable experience and training that gives the student a distinct advantage post graduation.
Students spend time in school and industry throughout their high school semesters and the summer months. Program times are flexible and based on employer, student and school agreement. Employers pay the apprentice's wages and provide on-the-job training. Off-campus coordinators work closely with students and employers to ensure a safe and caring environment in which students learn the tasks of the trade and earn hours towards their apprenticeship. Students may earn a maximum of 40 credits (based on 1 credit per 25 hours) throughout a RAP program.
This program is offered at the following schools: