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High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program

The High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (HCAP) provides an opportunity for students to experience a hands-on approach to learning. Students will spend a semester working with a carpenter/teacher to build a RTM house.

The course combines an integrated package that focuses on housing construction and the related trades. Students develop skills in a real-life work environment by building a house that will become someone’s home.
 
The program is open to senior students who are in their Grade 11 or Grade 12 year of high school.

Students are allowed the opportunity to explore a variety of trades. These trades may one day lead to a career choice. While building the house, students will experience all aspects of residential construction: framing, insulation, vapor barrier, installation of windows and doors, finishing, roofing, concrete, dry walling, painting and siding as well as assisting Journeyperson electricians and plumbers. Students will be working with the tools that are used in today's construction industry.

Students earn six high school credits: Housing 30; PAA 30; Career Work Education 30A; Career Work Education 30B; Entrepreneurship 30 and Apprenticeship Math 20 (can be replaced with another class to accommodate needed credits). The students will also receive a large variety of short-course certifications such as fall restraint, powder-actuated fastening, first aid, construction safety certification, and insulated concrete foundation. Finally, students receive the opportunity to have their time recognized as apprenticeship time if they pursue a trade after high school. Students can gain up to 640 hours towards their apprenticeship through the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Commission and Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship program.

The course combines an integrated package that focuses on housing construction and the related trades. Students develop skills in a real-life work environment by building a house that will become someone’s home.

The program application form and teacher referral forms are available by download or from Student Services offices at all Saskatoon Public Schools collegiates. For more information on what HCAP offers students download a copy of the HCAP brochure.

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 High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program