If a student is interested in a career in transportation, construction, service or industrial trades, it can pay to train as an apprentice during high school.
The High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) allows students to get a jump-start on their career while earning their diploma and a wage at the same time. To get the most out of this opportunity, HSAP students need to complete the transition process to post-secondary apprentice.
Melissa Phaneuf-Ahi, Bilingual Training Coordinator for Apprenticeship Manitoba, held an information session on June 7 for Grade 12 HSAP students and their parents/guardians the review this process.
The transition allows HSAP students to register for post-secondary technical training and to use the hours they accumulated in high school toward certification in their trade. They’ll have seven years to access those credits for tuition exemption. A student’s file will close if the transfer is not completed by September 1, 2018.
Apprenticeship Manitoba requires written notice of their intent to transfer from HSAP to post-secondary, along with an up-to-date record of hours and their official high school transcript indicating completion.
Within the Sunrise School Division and Whiteshell School District, 44 students enrolled in HSAP this year and 29 of those students were Grade 12 students who have the opportunity to continue their trade as post-secondary apprentices. The SSD Career Coordinator works with schools to find students employment in a variety of trades, including: Electrician, Carpenter, Cook, Agricultural Equipment Technician, Partsperson, Automotive Service Technician, Bricklayer, Cabinetmaker, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Glazier, Plumber, Truck and Trailer Technician and Landscaper.
For more information about the High School Apprenticeship Program, click here.