Work Experience Overview

WHAT IS WORK EXPERIENCE?

A high school program in which students spend part of their school day in the work force doing meaningful work.

WHO TAKES WORK EXPERIENCE?

High school students (Grade 10-12) who demonstrate to the counsellor that they
wish to integrate academic study and related work experience.

WHAT ARE THE WORKING HOURS?

The hours are as flexible as the student’s timetable. The student may work
between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm every day.
• There are three recognized courses:
Work Experience 15, 25 and 35
• Each course requires:
62 ½ hours for 3 credits OR 125 hours for 5 credits
• Students may earn up to 10 credits by working 250 hours

WHAT IS THE WAGE FOR THE STUDENT?

Work Experience employers are exempt from having to pay students minimum
wage. Student pay is 3, 5 OR 10 credits. However, if the employer wishes to pay
the student a wage, that is acceptable.

WHAT ARE THE EMPLOYER’S RESPONSIBILITIES?

The employer must assist the student to do meaningful work, provide adequate
supervision and assist with the student’s evaluation process.

HOW IS THE STUDENT INSURED IF INJURED ON THE JOB?

The student is covered by workers’ Compensation through the Rocky View Schools and the Department of Education; any injuries must be reported to the
school.

Document Actions