Work Experience is an off-campus education program where grade 10, 11 and 12 students will be able to earn credits as they learn essential skills in the workplace.
Why Take Work Experience?
- Gain real job experience and skills
- Build your Resume, Portfolio and Network
- Gain high school credits
- Get help mediating work place issues between you and your employer
- Receive job-specific reference letters
- Raise your average for scholarships
- Learn about yourself and about the world of work
- Make some money!
Rutherford Scholarships - Work Experience can be used as one of the 1000 to 9000 series courses
How it Works:
- Complete Workplace Safety Systems (HCS 3000) the prerequisite module for Work Experience (this is typically done in grade 10, check your PowerSchool or myPass)
- Fill out and return the signed Work Experience Agreement to the Work Experience Coordinators
- Find a job and/or go to work. Bring in proof of hours (pay stubs or work schedules)
- The school will conduct a safety inspection of your work site and meet with your employer
- Begin earning credits (Work Experience hours can be accumulated only after the Work Experience Agreement has been submitted)
The program consists of three courses - Work Experience 15, 25 and 35. Students may obtain between 3 to 10 high school credits in each of these courses (one credit for every 25 hours worked). Alberta Ed will recognize up to 15 credits towards a high school diploma.
For more information, please contact:
- Mr. Veraart firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Mrs. Rieger email@example.com