Spruce Grove Composite
High School (10–12)

Work Experience & Career Internship

Work Experience

Through the Work Experience Program, students are given the opportunity to further their education through an off-campus placement in an occupation. Students are able to sample and try out their future interests while still attending school.

Some expectations are:

  • The student will find out about an occupation of his/her interest by having an opportunity to participate in meaningful work at a job site
  • The student will gain an understanding of the importance of developing acceptable work habits, good grooming and need for self-discipline
  • The student will develop positive attitudes towards people
  • The student will learn about the organization of business and the relationships of employee to employer, unions and government through direct contact with these agencies

Up to 35 credits can be earned, of which 15 will count towards a high school diploma in the program. Hours of work when Work Experience students can be in attendance range from 7am to 10pm, Monday through Sunday. One credit is earned per 25 hours worked.

Students who need two Grade 12 30-level courses for graduation purposes can enroll in a 10 credit WE35 course and must take a compulsory 1 credit HCS 3000 Workplace Safety System module. 

Career Internship

Career Internship 10 is a course designed to support and prepare students with basic readiness for entry into a trade, technology or service career. Career Internship 10 may be offered for 3-4-5 credits. Credits earned are counted towards the requirements for an Alberta High School Diploma. One credit is earned per 25 hours worked.