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HSAP for Students & Parents

The High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) provides students with opportunities to explore skilled trades in a real and relevant setting. It enables students to start apprenticeship training while attending high school by combining regular high school instruction with paid, on-the-job training under the supervision of qualified tradespersons.  Paid on-the-job HSAP hours count towards high school credits, Level 1 apprenticeship hours, and a possible exemption from post secondary technical training personal contribution fees.

The HSAP program provides practical, paid, work experience and the opportunity to:

  • Explore a skilled trade under the mentorship of a qualified tradesperson; 
  • Earn up to 8 grade 12 credits towards graduation based on one credit per 110 working hours (up to 6 credits for mature students); 
  • Earn hours outside of school, including school breaks and over the summer; 
  • Receive a wage that is at least 10% over minimum; 
  • Receive advanced standing and fee exemptions in apprenticeship training after graduation; and 
  • Develop essential workplace skills for a successful career, particularly in skilled trades, management or to start your own business. 

Resources for Students and Parents: 

For more information about HSAP contact your School Counsellor, or

Brent Richards, BSD High School Apprenticeship Coordinator
Phone 204-729-3154 | Email:

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