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Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

Earn Credits!   Earn Wages!   Earn valuable work experience!!!

The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is an Alberta Education program that allows high school students to begin their apprenticeship training while going to high school. The Registered Apprenticeship Program is a program for high school students in Grade 10, 11 or 12 throughout Alberta.

RAP students begin with a 125-hour internship with an employer in one of over 50 registered trades. If you decide to pursue your trade as a career (and your employer is happy with your work so far), you'll get registered as an apprentice and keep working with your employer. Once you're registered, all your working hours will go towards your first year apprenticeship required hours. You'll also earn up to 40 RAP high school credits for your work. Visit your Off-Campus Coordinator today!


Further information regarding the RAP program and the Trades recognized in Alberta can be found on:


REGISTER HERE for the 2017 RAP Recognition Evening

The RAP Recognition Evening will be an exciting event to find out more about careers in the Trades! The event will take place on Tuesday March 28th @ 6pm in the Trades lab at the Medicine Hat College and will be a very informal event – we are calling it a tailgate party! Appetizers and beverages will be provided for you and your guests. All current RAP students, students doing work experience in a trades related job and students taking 3000 level CTS classes are invited to come. There will be hands-on displays for you to take part in. Current students and instructors from MHC will be available to speak to you about the trades. And there will also be industry employers there to meet with you as well. Pre-register today to enter to win an exciting door prize!  The evening of the event you will have a chance to win to have a prize valued at approx. $500 for each of the trades area. You have to be there to win! Any questions - call Kristi at 403.793.5390 or email



RAP Commercial for Parents

RAP Commercial for Employers

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