The High School Apprenticeship Program provides high school students with opportunities to explore skilled trades in a real and relevant setting. It enables students to start apprenticeship training while attending high school by combining regular high school instruction with paid, on-the-job training. The program provides employers with the opportunity to advance their business while supporting the next generation of skilled tradespersons. Financial incentives make it easier to mentor local workers and train them in the unique culture of their workplace. The HSAP program is available to all students in their home schools, coordinated by a divisional coordinator.
To participate in the HSAP program, the following is required:
- Enrolment in high school and taking core subjects grades 10-12
- 16 years of age
- Hold a Young Worker Readiness Certificate
The HSAP program provides practical, paid, work experience and the opportunity to:
- Explore a skilled trade under the mentorship of an experienced tradesperson
- Earn up to 8 grade 12 credits towards graduation based on one credit per 110 working hours
- Hours are earned outside of school, including school breaks and over the summer
- Receive a wage that is at least 10% over minimum
- Receive advanced standing and fee exemptions in apprenticeship training after graduation
- Develop essential workplace skills for a successful career, particularly in skilled trades, management or to start your own business
The HSAP coordinator provides promotion, assistance in application and startup, and ongoing support for students and businesses.
For more information about HSAP contact:
BSD High School Apprenticeship Coordinator