Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Exploratory - Boilermaker

Exploratory - Boilermaker

​In partnership with The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF) and Boilermakers Lodge 146, this program is an introduction to the Boilermaker trade. Students will be exposed to industry environments, safe work practices and workplace culture. This on-the-job training program will give students the confidence and understanding to build future skills required to be successful on the job and in a Boilermaker apprenticeship.  

This is a two (2) week pre-employment program with highly qualified, experienced instructors to prepare you to work on Boilermaker job sites. Successful graduates of the program may have an opportunity for employment with Lodge 146. 

Program B​​en​ef​​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 Eligibility

Open to CBE high school students who: 

  • Minimum 17 years of age (18 years of age and a driver’s license is preferred for employment) 
  • Have a strong interest to explore a pathway in the boilermaker industry 
  • Are excited about taking relevant industry training 
  • Have completed the following pre-requisite courses: 
    • HCS 3000  
    • HCS 3010  
    • CSTS 2020 

​Program Delivery​​ and​​ Location

  • Students are expected to arrange transportation to and from Local 146 for the duration of the program 
  • In person at Lodge 146 Training School (11055 48 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 1G8) 

Progra​m ​D​ates

  • Summer | 2 Week program in July, Monday to Friday
  • Expected times 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM​

Informat​​ion Sessions

Students applying to this program are required to attend an Apprenticeship Recruitment Information Seminar with Lodge 146. Details will be communicated to applicants.​

  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) and/or program(s) of interest.
    2. Review program choice with your school Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling concerns.
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Unique Pathways Information Night to ask questions of our program partners and determine if the program is a good fit for you. Connect with your Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance counsellor if you are unable to attend.
    4. Download and fill in the Dual Credit Application Form Package when available.
    5. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete.
    6. Book an appointment with your Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counselor before the deadline to complete your application, including signatures from all parties.
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf.
  • Considerations

    • Students must have space in their full year timetable to accommodate the program delivery, location, and dates indicated below.
    • Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
    • Students must be registered as a full-time student, taking at least one course at their home high school each semester(work experience excluded).
    • Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and course instructor regularly.

Career Map ​

  • Program Partner​

    The Educational Partnership Foundation Logo
  • Application Deadline

    Applications for Summer and Fall programs have now closed. Applications for Semester 2 (Winter) programs will be available in Fall 2024.​

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