Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
Registered Apprenticeship Program
The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) provides students with an opportunity to test-drive a career in the trades while attending high school. Delivered in partnership with the local school board, students participating in the program receive work experience, wages, and credits towards graduation.
Kayas obtains funding to support the student wages, classroom resources, and travel experience for the program. Throughout the year, students participate in shop classes focusing on relevant skills and projects, with an opportunity to further explore careers in trades and technology through annual trips to skills competitions.
The project is overseen by local high school shop teacher and registered mechanic Graham Sharpe. Under Sharpe, students have taken on projects relating to small engine repair and automotive maintenance. The current project sees 8 RAP students combining their efforts with the school’s welding class to work towards the construction of a go-kart, from scratch.
The program has seen 40 participants through its delivery so far.