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Work Experience

WORK EXPERIENCE- Earn While You Learn

In order to take Work Experience, students must complete HCS 3000 - Workplace Safety Systems. To do so, students must click on the link below and register by logging on with their Alberta Student Number through their share epsb account.

https://sites.google.com/a/epsb.ca/epsbhcs3000/

Why should students take Work Experience?

  • Students who are currently volunteering or working at a paid part-time job, could be earning additional high school credits through the Work Experience program while investigating a possible career and gaining valuable skills and knowledge for their future.  Some of our students have also been hired by their Work Experience mentors upon completion of their placement – a valuable foot in the door.
  • All students are required to complete HCS3000 first, as the pre-requisite for Work Experience.  This course covers ‘Job Safety Skills’ and is worth 1-credit to students, and can be done online at the students’ leisure.  All grade 10’s will be completing this important course during tutorial time in the first semester each year.  Grade 11’s and 12’s may register at any time throughout the year.
  • Students may earn from 3-15 credits toward their high school diploma, and Work Experience 35 may be used to meet their Diploma requirements (students need 10 credits at the 30-level in addition to English 30 and Social 30).
  • Students will then be eligible to earn up to 30 credits in Work Experience, 15 of which count towards their High School Diploma.  Every 25 hours of work = 1 credit, thus 375 hours of paid or volunteer work = 15 credits.