Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

PREREQUISITE - HCS3000 (Workplace Safety Systems)

  • Designed for high school students 15 years of age or older who are both full-time students and demonstrate readiness and an interest in the trades.
  • RAP students earn their apprenticeship designation and their high school diploma concurrently. Students take courses such as English language arts, social studies, science, mathematics and other complementary CTS courses to meet the requirements for either an Alberta High School Diploma or a Certificate of High School Achievement.
  • The amount of time a RAP student spends at school and on the work site can be flexible. The student, school and employer jointly agree to a suitable schedule.
  • A student who is uncertain about entering RAP should consider enrolling in Work Experience to explore one or more of the trades.
  • The student is responsible for finding an employer who is willing to accept him or her as an apprentice, but the Off-Campus Coordinator may offer some assistance. Students can also approach other organizations to access information regarding apprenticeship placements. (Eg - Careers: The Next Generation)
  • An up-to-date list of Alberta’s designated trades can be found here.
  • As a worker, the RAP apprentice is expected to take on the same responsibilities as a regular apprentice and be just as productive. The RAP apprentice is punctual, displays a positive attitude, completes tasks as assigned and observes all safety regulations and other rules of the employer.
  • After meeting with the Off Campus Coordinator and receiving approval, the student will apply to the Apprenticeship and Industry Training office. They administer the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act that governs apprenticeship in Alberta. Under this legislation and its regulations:  students are considered to be regular apprentices, students must be employed by a qualified employer and supervised by a qualified journeyperson  students must be paid at least minimum wage . Apprenticeship and Industry Training staff will monitor and evaluate work placements and monitor RAP students.
  • There are 8 RAP courses and each course involves 125 hours of on-the-job learning worth 5 credits.
  • A RAP student can earn up to 1000 hours of time credits towards an apprenticeship.
  • Apprenticeship and Industry Training Website
  • Alberta Ed Program
  • Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training - Updated Entrance Requirements

For more information, please contact:

Jen Coutts

Off Campus Coordinator

Palliser Beyond Borders


To participate in the Off Campus Education program, we require you to pre-register using your Palliser School Email ( so that we can book an intake meeting with the Off Campus Coordinator to:

  • further discuss how we can assist you in making wise decisions regarding your future education, training and employment upon leaving senior high school and
  • allow for the smooth transition from school to work and/or post-secondary studies.

We will contact you to set up a meeting time.

Scholarship information

$1000 scholarship for RAP students. The deadline is June 1, 2018. click the image for ore information.

$1000 scholarship for RAP students. The deadline is June 1, 2018. click the image for ore information.

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