Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

Frequently Asked Questions Programs

The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is an opportunity for high school students to earn up to 40 credits towards their high school diploma while accumulating hours towards their first year apprenticeship in one of Alberta’s designated trades.

The students who have made career choices and commitments to RAP begin their training in any one of the apprenticeship trades while in high school. They spend part of their year in school completing graduation requirements and part in industry as a registered apprentice. Visit www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca for more information about the trades.

All students participating in RAP must complete the ACSA (Alberta Construction Safety Association) course. This is an online course which is offered at no cost to high school students. See your high school Off-Campus Coordinator or Counsellor for more information.

Advantages to doing RAP?

  • Allows a high school student the opportunity to start a Post-Secondary Program in a well-respected career while in high school.
  • A RAP apprentice gets a realistic look at the work world and learns employability and hands on skills required in the industry.
  • With a high demand for skilled trade workers, the future in the choosen career field looks very promising.
  • Employers have an opportunity to find quality young employees.
  • RAP students earn a wage plus as many as 40 high school credits including four 30-level, 5-credit courses towards your high school diploma.