Welcome To theHigh School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (HCAP) School
The High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program gives students the opportunity to bank hours towards a Journeyperson’s status in the carpentry trade. The carpentry-training program engages a student with all aspects of the housing construction industry. Apprentices have opportunities to learn about concrete foundation formation, concrete finishing, framing, roofing, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, dry walling, plastering, insulating, painting and landscaping.
Building a Foundation
A unique opportunity to .........
• Set goals;
• Spend a semester preparing for your future in Saskatchewan;
• Build on strengths and develop lifelong learning skills.
Benefits of the HCAP Program
- Students receive six credits towards their high school diploma;
- Career Focus 30;
- Entrepreneurship 30;
- Wood Construction 20;
- Wood Construction 30;
- Career Work Education 30A;
- Career Work Education 30B.
- Math Apprenticeship 20
- The apprenticeship program gives students the opportunity to obtain their 1st year for the Carpenter Journeyperson’s Certification.
- Students participate in a variety of enriched activites including plant tours;
- Combined together, these courses form an integrated package that focuses on house construction and the trades offered through the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship Program.
- Experience with mentors and role models;
- Ability to set goals, build a team, demonstrate self-motivation, and become a leader;
- References to include in resumes;
- A jump start into the construction industry! Students are exposed to many of the trades available through the housing industry in Saskatchewan.
After participating in an orientation program, the apprentices are assigned to work with a mentor in specific trades areas. In addition to earning marks, students have the opportunity to develop:
- Skills needed in the construction industry;
- Safe work habits;
- Structural framing and sheathing;
- Understanding and working with blueprints and floor plans;
- Concrete forming and finishing;
- Construction career planning;
- Teamwork and leadership skills;
- Familiarity with other construction sites;
In addition, they will gain knowledge about:
- Sask Safety Training;
- Insulated Concrete Forming (ICF);
- Power Actuated Tools
- Truss roof systems;
Criteria for Candidates
- Grade 11 or 12 student;
- Completed Grade 10 Mathematics;
- Ability to follow instructions and work as a team;
- Prepared to work 80% of the time in the outdoors;
- Flexible with time;
- Ability to follow safety rules.
- Students are required to supply proper clothing for all types of weather, including winter.
- The following equipment will be provided:
- safety glasses,
- work boots,
How to Apply
Application packages are available through Student Services Offices at each Saskatoon Collegiate.
Students are asked to:
- Complete the application thoroughly;
- Write a one-page letter which explains why the candidate wants to be in the HCAP Program;
- Include both a teacher and a personal reference;
- Provide parent or guardian consent.
The student’s application should reflect self-motivation, dependability, and a positive attitude to learning.
For Information Contact
High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (HCAP)
Mount Royal Collegiate
2220 Rusholme Road
Saskatoon, SK S7L 4A4
(306) 683-7800 (Main Office)
(306) 683-7806 (Student Services)
(306) 260-4452 (Don McDonald)
Habitat For Humanity A Partner in the Program
Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon facilitates partnerships between prospective homeowners, businesses, individual donors, and volunteers to build affordable housing in Saskatoon. Habitat partners with families, helping them achieve the dream of homeownership through “A Hand-Up, Not A Handout.” For more information, contact:
Habitat For Humanity
519 Avenue L South
Saskatoon, SK S7M 2H5
(306) 343-7772 (office)
- “This is far better than attending school - being outside with people and developing close relationships with them. I would like to write the final apprenticeship test and get my journeypersons.”
- “This program has certainly helped build my confidence in the skills and tasks that I am assigned each day. What a fun method of learning.”
- With the critical need for skilled labour in this booming economy, it is important that we promote skilled trades as a lucrative career choice for our young people.”
Pat Atkinson- Former Minister Advanced Education and Employment