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 Eligibility​

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 
  • Students must complete these courses within two weeks of being accepted into the program: HCS 3000 | HCS 3010 | CSTS 2020

Program Delivery​​ and Location

  • 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

  • Summer | Month of July 
    • ​Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Semester 2 | February to May 
    • AM Cohort| Monday–Thursday, 8:30–11:30 AM OR
    • PM Cohort| Monday–Thursday, 1:00–4:00 PM

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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