Sherwood Park, AB. — Students, families, community members and media are invited to attend an upcoming information session about Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), an opportunity offered to students in grades 10 through 12 that allows them to gain work experience as an apprentice in a specific trade while also earning credits toward a high school diploma.
Hosted by EIPS and Careers: the Next Generation (NEXTGEN), participants will learn about RAP and how it works, gain insight about new opportunities in the trades—particularly for women—and hear real-life stories from current and past students who enrolled in a RAP placement. Representatives from both EIPS and NEXTGEN will also be on hand to discuss possible placement options.
“Without the RAP program, I wouldn’t have explored or challenged myself to go into a male-dominated trade, and succeed at it,” says Azra-Ann Anderson-Milot, a former EIPS RAP student who is now working for Canadian Pacific Railway as an apprentice heavy-duty mechanic. “My advice for other people, especially females, who want to go into the trades is to not be scared, to face it head on and embrace it. In the end, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”
Date: Feb. 22, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Salisbury Composite High, cafeteria
20 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
EIPS is one of Alberta’s largest school divisions, serving approximately 17,150 students in 42 schools. We are proud to be an integral part of our communities, including Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Vegreville, Strathcona and Lamont counties and the western portion of the County of Minburn.
For more information contact:
Joseph Clark, director, Learning Services, 780-417-8173
Laura McNabb, director, Communication Services, EIPS 780-417-8204 cell 780-405-4902