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How do I get into the trades?

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Finding a job in the trades is similar to starting down any career path. First you’ll need to choose from more than 50 designated trades in Alberta. You’ll start as an apprentice, which combines classroom learning with actual work experience.

If you’re still in high school, you can earn credits toward an apprenticeship through the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP).  Ask your guidance counsellor about the program.

Outside of high school, you can choose a trade you want to work in and then find an employer willing to train you as an apprentice. Once you’re hired, you can apply online at MyTradeSecrets.

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