Work Experience 15/25/35 (30 credits possible)
Job preparation, career investigations, job shadowing (i.e. prospective NAIT Students), job safety skills (Certification for personal safety, workplace safety and safety management) and work opportunities are established through the Work Experience Coordinator.
Work Experience courses are components of an off-campus education learning experience. These courses provide opportunities for students to:
· Apply, in the workplace, the knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired through other course work
· Discover their career interests and aptitudes in meaningful work activities, situated in community-based work stations and work sites in business, industry, government and community service.
Work experience courses also provide opportunities for the school and its community to combine resources to further the student’s personal development, career planning and employability skills through placements in off-campus work station or sites.
Work Experience 15, 25, & 35 courses may be offered for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 credits. Each course is time based; i.e., one credit per 25 hours of work. A student may enroll in Work Experience 35 without having credits in Work Experience 15 or 25.
Students may earn up to 30 credits in Work Experience, but a maximum of 15 credits is counted toward your Alberta High School Diploma.
Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
Austin O’Brien offers the Registered Apprenticeship Program to students in Grade 11 and 12. Students accepted into this program enter a modified apprenticeship program that permits high school students to become apprentices while attending school. A RAP apprentice accumulates hours of on the job training as credit toward their apprenticeship, and credit toward a high school diploma. There are over 50 trades from which to choose. Successful students who have completed the necessary hours for their practical component of the apprenticeship can be enrolled at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology to complete the technical part of their program upon graduation.