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Registered Apprenticeship Program

The Registered Apprenticeship Program, or RAP, allows high school students who have entered into an apprenticeship contract in one of the trades to earn their Alberta High School Diploma and work toward completing their first year apprenticeship hours at the same time.

RAP students divide their time between an approved work site and high school. They are full-time students who fulfill the academic requirements for the Alberta High School Diploma. RAP students may earn up to 40 credits (representing a total of 1000 hours) for their on-the-job training as registered apprentices.

Their school schedule may be arranged to accommodate work at their apprenticeship job, or they may work after school and on the weekend. RAP students are paid at least minimum wage. 

Since RAP students can complete a significant portion of their first year apprenticeship hours while still in high school, they may be able to proceed directly into the first session of post-secondary technical training shortly after graduating from high school. 

RAP is arranged on an individual basis. To qualify for RAP the student must work with a certified journeyman, register with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training, and have a “Blue Book”. 

Students interested in pursuing a trade may consider a Work Experience program to assist them in deciding if this is the right career choice. 

To learn more about apprenticeship and the trades visit:

See Ms. Halkier for more information about the RAP program at CCHS.

Grade 9 Work Study Pilot Program


We believe that teachers can enhance learning by creating opportunities for students to experience the real world of work.  With more work knowledge, students can increase their motivation for learning, make better educational choices, and smooth the transition to life after high school.  Canmore Collegiate High School (CCHS) would like to establish partnerships with businesses, governments, non-profit organizations and industries in the Bow Valley to provide short-term work placements for our 14 and 15 year old students. To Learn more about this program and how you can become involved, please follow the link here.

What is Work Experience?

The Work Experience program allows students to develop valuable work skills with a work site in the community becoming the, “classroom”. Students who presently have part-time jobs may be able to use them as their work placement.

Work experience lets students:

  • Explore potential career choices.
  • Gain practical experience in a realistic work setting.
  • Ease the transition from school to work, or post-secondary education.
  • Develop new skills and reinforce those learned in school.
  • Obtain references and contacts necessary for securing future employment.

Work Experience is available at the 15, 25 and 35 levels: 3 to 10 credits may be earned at each level, based on 25 hours of work per credit. Once a work site is approved and a learning plan is developed, the student, employer and work experience co-ordinator work together to facilitate and demonstrate the studentÂ’s growth. At CCHS students complete the prerequisite module for Work Experience during CALM in grade 10. Students can then register directly in Work Experience. Students who do not have the module CTR1010: Job Preparation complete and independent study package so they can do Work Experience. Work Experience is arranged to suit the individual student: please see Ms. Halkier in Student Services for further information.


Clayquot Sound, Outward Bound: THE SPRING 2009 SAGE TRIP

Our third and final expedition for the SAGE program (Stoney Adventure Group Experience) took place on the last week of school in June.  We went on a seven day sea kayaking trip in Clayquot Sound on the western coast of Vancouver Island.