Work Experience

Work Experience 15-25-35

Prerequisite: HCS3000 Workplace Safety Module (can be picked up in the Academic Achievement Centre at any time)
Credits: 3-10 credits per course level

Work Experience is a program authorized by the Province of Alberta where students are placed in real job situations in order to become familiar with the working world. In addition to learning new skills and tasks, the on-site job experience provides students with a work record and an employer reference that will be helpful in obtaining future employment.

The student is enrolled in Work Experience 15, 25, or 35 depending on their grade level, level of experience, and the growth and development taking place at the work site. With the cooperation of the school coordinator and the employer, students may earn up to 30 high school credits in Work Experience.

A range of three to ten credits may be earned in course level, and 15 of those credits may be applied towards a student’s High School Graduation requirements. Every 25 hours of Work Experience earns the student one credit (a minimum of 75 hours are required to earn three credits; after that, each additional 25 hours earns the student one additional credit).