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Youth Apprenticeship Programs

Get a head start on your apprenticeship program while in high school. The High School Apprenticeship Program and Provincial Accreditation through High School are two program options that offer dual credit which means that you can get credit towards your high school diploma AND credit towards your post-secondary apprenticeship program.

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High School Apprenticeship Program

The High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) is all about on-the-job experience with an employer. HSAP provides practical, paid, work experience and credit towards your high school diploma. The purpose of HSAP is to provide an opportunity for early entry in the trades and build interest with youth. Students are then able to transfer their hours of HSAP on-the-job training after graduation to a Level one apprenticeship training program in any apprenticeship program.

Learn more about the PDF Document High School Apprenticeship Program.

Provincial Accreditation Through High School

There are many pre-apprenticeship programs offered in high schools. Provincial Accreditation through High School (PATHS) programs cover material related to apprenticeship programs while in high school and also provide credit towards completion of an apprenticeship. For example, if you complete the Automotive Service Technician PATHS program, you will receive credit for level one technical training when you register as an apprentice in the Automotive Service Technician program.

Learn more about Pre-Apprenticeship Programs offered in high schools.

Student Apprentice Work Experience Co-Op (SAWEC)

The Student Apprentice Work Experience Co-Op (SAWEC) is an apprenticeship co-op work experience placement program designed to help student apprentices find paid training opportunities from June to August with the Manitoba government under the supervision of journeypersons or designated trainers. Placements are currently being offered in the Department of Infrastructure and Transportation and the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Opportunities may be available in the following trades: Carpenter, Painter and Decorator, Landscape Horticulturist, Truck and Transport Mechanic, and Heavy Duty Equipment Technician.

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