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High School Apprenticeship Program

Students in the Brandon School Division, are surrounded by a multitude of options regarding employment in apprenticeship approved trades. HSAP – High School Apprenticeship Program, provides students with opportunities in which they can explore trades in a real and relevant setting. A student starts the apprenticeship training while attending high school. It combines regular high school instruction with paid, part-time, on-the-job training. It does not take the place of academic studies. The HSAP program is available to all students in their home schools, coordinated by a divisional coordinator.

To participate in the HSAP program, the following is required:

  • Taking core subjects grades 10-12 
  • 16 years of age 
  • Enrolled in High School 

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

  • Get hands-on experience using highly specialized, technological equipment
  • Earn up to 8 supplemental-40S-academic credits for graduation based on 110 working hours per credit (up to 6 credits for Mature Diploma students)
  • Receive a wage that is more than minimum average
  • Apply your on-the-job training hours to continued, full-time apprenticeship training after graduation
  • Use the skills you learn for a career in management or to start your own business

HSAP will connect students with the world of apprenticeship approved trades.  The eligible trades include:


  • Bricklayer
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Carpenter
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Construction Craft Worker
  • Construction Electrician
  • Crane & Hoisting Equip. Operator
  • Gasfitter
  • Glazier
  • Insulator (Heat & Frost)
  • Interior Systems Mechanic (Lather)
  • Ironworker
  • Landscape Horticulturist
  • Painter & Decorator
  • Plumber
  • Pre-Engineered Building Erector
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Roofer
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Slopped Roofer
  • Sprinkler System Installer
  • Steamfitter-Pipefitter
  • Water and Wastewater Technician


  • Boilermaker
  • ElectricMotorSystem Technician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Instrumentation and Control Technician
  • Industrial Mechanic(Millwright)
  • Machinist
  • Power Electrician
  • Rig Technician
  • Tool & Die Maker
  • Welder


  • Cook
  • Electrologist
  • Esthetician
  • Floorcovering Installer
  • Hairstylist
  • Parts Person
  • Pork Production Technician

Transportation Trades

  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Aircraft Maintenance Journeyperson
  • Automotive Painter
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Diesel Engine Mechanic
  • Gas Turbine Repair & Overhaul Technician
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • Marine & Outdoor Power Equipment Technician
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer
  • Railway Car Technician
  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
  • Transport Trailer Technician
  • Truck & Transport Mechanic

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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