Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Exploratory - Electrical Trades

Exploratory - Electrical Trades


In partnership with The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF)  and IBEW Local 424, students can participate in a free one-semester program to explore the electrical trades. Students will learn from industry professionals and trainers from ​IBEW Local 424 to prepare students for a future career in this exciting electrical trade.  Training takes place in an industry setting by Journeyperson instructors.

Students will gain:

  • Theoretical Foundation
  • Practical Applications
  • Safety Awareness
  • Workplace Competencies
  • Industry Engagement

Earn industry recognized credentials in:

  • Fall protection
  • Aerial Work Platform (Elevated Platform)
  • First Aid

Program Ben​e​​​fits

  • Skills, Training and Transition to Work:
  • Training by qualified Electrical Training Centre Red Seal Journeyperson
  • Connection to potential work placements
  • Completion of industry recognized safety credentials
  • Credits:
    • Students will earn up to 7 Work Experience credits, dependent on attendance​
  • Up to 7​ Work Experience C​redits

Student E​​ligibi​lity

Open to all CBE high school students, who:

  • Are in Grade 11 or 12 during the program
  • Are minimum 16 years of age
  • Are mature, punctual and reliable, as this is an industry setting
  • Are able to commit to the duration of the program and attend one of two cohort times
  • Have completed the following Prerequisite courses:
    • HCS3000 – Workplace Safety Systems
    • HCS3010 – Workplace Safety Practices
    • CSTS2020 – Construction Safety Training Systems (HCS3950)

All courses are available through the home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor and should be completed prior to applying.​


  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the training centre each day.
  • Students will need CSA approved steel-toed boots ​

Program​​ ​Dates

  • Semester 2 (February to May), Monday to Thursday
    • AM Cohort – Monday – Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 am OR
    • PM Cohort – Monday – Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Program Delivery a​​​nd Location

  • In-person at the Electrical Industry Training Centre – IBEW Local 424 (#200, 3623 – 29 Street NE):
  • All attempts will be made to place students in their preferred cohort (AM or PM), if noted on their application
  • How to Apply

    • The application deadline for February 2023 programming has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!
    • Applications for Summer and Fall 2023 programs will be posted in Spring 2023 – check back often!
  • Program Partner​

    The Educational Partnership Foundation Logo
Olds College

  • Application D​eadline:

    The application deadline for February 2023 has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordi​nator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!

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