Work Experience 15, 25, 35
Up to 30 Credits (15 toward your Diploma)
The Work Experience Program consists of placing students in work stations within the community. The purpose of this activity is to familiarize students with the world of work, to give them the opportunity to explore careers, and to possibly open up opportunities for either apprenticeship programs or permanent placement. Supervision and evaluation are done by both the Work Experience Coordinator and the Work Station Supervisor.
Students may enter this program pre-employed (with a current job) or consult with the Work Experience Coordinator to obtain employment. This course offers an excellent opportunity to experience what a career would be like without waiting to obtain required prerequisites outside of school. Since this course is a cooperative effort between the school and community, there is an expectation for students to maintain a good work ethic and mature level of responsibility. If you currently hold a part-time job, you are strongly encouraged to register for this course.
Prerequisite: HCS 3000 must be completed before credits are issued. May be taken for either Work Experience/RAP; it is strongly advised to be taken prior to enrolment.
*No hours will be counted unless all paperwork is submitted*
The following conditions apply for all off-campus education:
It is recommended that all students complete HCS 3000 for credit upon entry into Grade 10. Registration is via an Administrator, Counsellor, or the Off-Campus Coordinator is required. Students can use credits from Work Experience 35 to satisfy some graduation requirements. The minimum expectation is 75 hours (3 credits) worked to a maximum of 750 hours (30 credits) throughout high school. (25 hours is required per credit.) The choice of the Work Experience activity is the responsibility of the student, with parental approval. The Work Experience Coordinator is responsible for overseeing proper placement of students. This course relies heavily on independent student work. Students choosing to enrol in this course should be prepared to conduct themselves in a responsible manner, to secure employment, and to put in hours to earn credits. In some cases, students may be required to have certain academic subjects before placement into work sites which recommend completion of specific courses, (e.g. to work in a Veterinary/Health Internship, students should have a background in high school science courses).
GOALS Work Experience
Quite often, the GOALS student will return for a second year of Grade 12. It is our goal to help the student have a successful transition into adult life. The work experience opportunities begin in Grade 10 (onsite). We continue to give more varied experiences, where appropriate, in Grade 11. During their Grade 12 year, when appropriate, the second semester is usually devoted to off-site work experiences. If students return for a second year of Grade 12, they can expect to spend most days of the year gaining skill sets in both on-site and off-site work experiences.
Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
Up to 40 Credits
RAP is a modified apprenticeship program that permits a high school student to register as an apprentice while attending high school; a RAP student is able to complete a high school diploma while starting a trade-specific career. This program offers an enriched high school education and provides an opportunity to learn the skills that industry needs. This opportunity is open to all grade levels though Grades 11 and 12 are recommended. As this is a time-intensive course, early planning is of great benefit. It is advised that all students with an interest in the trades complete the required career investigation paperwork upon entry into high school to better prepare for their journey. This can be done virtually independently, with consultation from the RAP Coordinator. Further information is available in Student Services, from the RAP Coordinator, or from a Bellerose School Administrator.
Work Experience / RAP Links
- HCS 3000 (See Instructor)
- Apprenticeship Application Form
- Pre-RAP Registration Form
- Time Sheets *Time Sheets are due monthly and are your responsibility, so get them in ASAP!*
- Work Experience Education Agreement
- Resume Template
- Cover Letter Example
Instructor Contact Information
Mr. Shawn Murray
phone: 780.233.2530 ~ fax:780.459.0798 ~ email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Work Experience Office (Room 144) is open Flex, Block 4, and Block 5.