RAP Employers

REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

WHAT IS RAP

STEP 1 : CONNECTING BUSINESS TO YOUTH

The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) provides students with the opportunity to begin their apprenticeship training in any of the 50+ apprenticeable trades while still in high school. RAP works with school Off-Campus Coordinators to match suitable student apprentices to available internships, making the link between student and employer.

EMPLOYER IN AN APPRENTICABLE TRADE

WHO CAN JOIN?

STEP 2 : ELIGIBILITY

Have youth approached you about employment and/or mentorship? Do you have room for growth in your business? Consider joining the Registered Apprentice Program. We will help any eager and willing student focus on their future journey with your business.

WHY JOIN RAP?

PERSONALLY REWARDING

PERSONALLY REWARDING

Ability to pass on your skills, build morale by giving current employees a stake in developing new talent. Employers find satisfaction with the motivated RAP students and foster strong and lasting connections.

HIRE WORKFORCE

HIRE WORKFORCE

The employees you need with the skills you want to plan a successful future.

ADVANTAGES

ADVANTAGES

WCB is provided through Alberta Education. Increased productivity and revenue with a profitable return on training investment.

EMPLOYER

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

• Provide a safe working environment

• Provide students with an opportunity to start their apprenticeship training while also completing high school

• RAP students must be paid at least minimum wage

• Students are available full-time for the summer, and/or flexible scheduling during the school year

• Students start with a 125 hours probation period that begins the first week of work

• Successful students can then apply for apprenticeship as RAP apprentices with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training based upon employer recommendation

BUILD YOUR WORKFORCE

SIGN ME UP!

STEP 3 : GETTING STARTED

What are the steps to hiring a student?

1. Identify RAP positions within your business for student placement

2. Contact your local Youth Careers Field Director or local high school Off-Campus Coordinators

3. Youth Careers works with local high schools to find suitable student applications for your consideration

4. Interview and select potential RAP students

5. Inform students and Youth Careers of interview outcome

6. Supervising teacher completes Work Placement Agreement and monitors students’ progress

CONTACT YOUTH CAREERS
WHO IS INVOLVED

WHO DOES WHAT?

South Eastern Alberta partners for youth Career Development (SEAPYCD)

YOUTH CAREERS

Recruitment: Students and Employers
• Pre-screen students based on academic record, attendance, application, and attitude
• Suggest possible matches for students and employers

STUDENT

ENROLLED IN GRADE 10 – 12

Apprentice
• Enroll in RAP
• Be self motivated to start your career path
• Work requested program hours while logging in your Blue Book
• Complete HCS 3000 (workplace safety systems)
• Suggest an employer you want to work with

OFF-CAMPUS
COORDINATOR

High School Facilitator
• Ensure students are on track to graduate
• Develop work experience contract with the employer
• Maintain regular worksite visits to monitor student’s progress
• Remain the contact for employers & students

EMPLOYER

RECOGNIZED APPRENTICE TRADE

Mentor Student
• Provide apprenticeship hours to student
• Allow for flexible schedules during the school year.
• Provide a safe & appropriate work environment
• Give performance reviews & provide an equitable wage (compliant with AB Labour Standards)