Work Experience Program

Work Experience is an off-campus education program where grade 10, 11 and 12 students will be able to learn employment skills in the workplace.

Why Take Work Experience?

  • Gain real job experience and skills
  • Build your Resume and Portfolio
  • Gain high school credits
  • Get help mediating work place issues between you and your employer 
  • Receive job-specific reference letters
  • Raise you average for scholarships

Rutherford Scholarships - Work Experience can be used as one of the 1000 to 9000 series courses

The program consists of three courses - Work Experience 15, 25 and 35. 

How it works:

  1. Complete the Workplace Safety Systems (HCS 3000) prerequisite module for Work Experience.
  2. Fill out and return fully completed and signed Work Experience Agreement to Mrs. Rieger or Mrs. Runco  
  3. Bring in proof of hours (pay stubs or work schedules)
  4. Mrs. Runco will conduct a safety inspection of your work site and meet with you and your employer
  5. Begin earning credits (Work experience hours can be accumulated only after the Work Experience Agreement has been submitted)

Students may obtain between 3 to 10 high school credits in each of these courses. (25 hours of Work Experience equals one credit). A student can potentially gain 30 credits if they receive 10 credits in each of the three courses. Alberta Ed will recognize up to 15 credits towards a high school diploma. 

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