Off-campus education provides opportunities for junior and senior high school students to explore and expand their career interests, skills and knowledge related to work and other life roles.The Off-campus Education Handbook provides guidance for school authorities to offer off-campus education programming for their students and covers work-related activities that take place outside the school classroom environment. The Off-campus Education Handbook represents updates to legislation regarding workplace health and safety, and incorporates recommendations to support a meaningful and safe educational experience for students.
The Off-campus Education Handbook is provincially mandatory as of September 1, 2011.
Prerequisite safety courses specified in the Off-campus Education Handbook include:
- – prerequisite course for the first off-campus learning experience
- – recommended prerequisite course for students enrolling in the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
- – prerequisite course for students enrolling in the Green Certificate Program
Professional development focused on workplace health and safety training and implementation of the CTS courses identified as prerequisites for off-campus education will be offered by the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC). Guidance for using the Off-campus Education Handbook will also be available. Information regarding professional development is available on the ARPDC website.
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For more information, contact Joe Shelast, Curriculum Manager, Dual Credits, Citizen and Career Pathways Branch at 780-643-6419. To be connected toll-free inside Alberta, dial 310-0000.