Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Exploratory - Carpentry

Exploratory - Carpentry


In partnership with The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF) and Alberta Carpenters Training Centre, this program is an introduction to working in the carpentry trade. The curriculum will be on skill development in both carpentry and scaffolding with a focus on awareness and safety on the job site.  

Students will be introduced to the skills required to start their apprenticeship safely and with basic knowledge of the trade and be work ready:  

  • Safety including AB Fall Protection and Mobile Elevated Work Platform 
  • Carpentry Fundamentals & Basics 
  • Scaffold Fundamentals & Basics 

Students will develop a base level of skill, safety and knowledge that will assist them to be effective apprentices in the Carpentry Trade or in the craft of Scaffolding. The combined skills learned in this class with experience of on-the-job training will give students the confidence and understanding to build future skills required to be successful on the job and in their apprenticeship. 

Program ​B​​enef​​its

  • Experience industry training and get a jump start on your industry pathway while still in high school 
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions 
  • Learn about on-going opportunities and potential employment opportunities 
  • Taught by experienced instructors who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways 
  • Earn high school credits and industry safety credentials ​

Student E​​lig​ibil​​ity

Open to CBE high school students who: 

  • Are in grades 11 or 12 during the program 
  • Minimum 16 years of age 
  • Are able to lift 50lbs (22.68kg) 
  • Have a strong interest to explore a pathway in carpentry 
  • Are excited about taking relevant industry training 
  • Have completed the following pre-requisite courses: 
    • HCS 3000 
    • HCS 3010 
    • CSTS 2020 


  • Students are expected to be in attendance each day of the program 
  • ​If enrolled in this course, students are not permitted to take other summer school courses due to the substantial time commitment to be successful.
  • Students are expected to wear the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): 
    • CSA approved 8” steel-toed boots (must have the CSA green triangle on boot) 
    • Safety clothing that pertains to the industry such long sleeve shirts, cotton pants, coveralls, etc. 
    • Long Sleeve Shirts are to be worn in the Scaffold Shop 

Program Delivery​​ an​d L​ocation

  • This course is delivered in person at Alberta Carpenters Training Centre (#10, 1305 - 33 Street NE Calgary, AB T2A 5P1)
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Alberta Carpenters Training Centre

Progra​m D​​​ates

  • Virtual Online Information Session, Tuesday, April 25th, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Teams Link 
  • Summer | Tuesday, July 4 to Friday, July 28, 2023 
    • Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 


  • How to Apply​​

    1. Read through the course(s) you are interested in applying for
    2. You are highly encouraged to attend the Information Sessions either before or after you apply for the program(s) to ensure the program is a good fit for you
    3. Download and fill in the Dual Credit and Exploratory Program Application Form.
    4. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete
    5. Book an appointment with your Off-campus coordinator and/or guidance counselor to complete your application with signatures from all parties
    6. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf

    All applications must be received on or before Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM.  ​An application does not guarantee a seat in the program

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    Dual Credit and Exploratory Program Application Form​​

    Apply now

    Unique Pathways invites students and guardians to save the date for an Information Sessions​ regarding details of your program(s) of interest. Follow the link to find out meeting dates, times and a link to the online Information Session.

Career Map ​​

  • Program Partner​

    The Educational Partnership Foundation Logo
  • Application D​eadline:

    On or before Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM

    Please talk to your home high school Off-campus ​Coordi​nator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!

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