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E-100.2-AR: Programming for Students - Off-Campus Education


  • E-100
  • Education Act S 18, 22
  • Off-Campus Education Handbook (2019)
  • Employment Standards Regulation 5 (53)
  • Employment Standards Code 65
  • Workers’ Compensation Act: 28
  • Workers Compensation Regulation 71
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 3,
  • Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act 21 (3) 22 (3)
  • Freedom of Information and the Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP)

  1. Off-campus education programming, as cooperative school and community partnerships, assist students in acquiring knowledge, skills and attributes related to life skills and career opportunities.
  2. Off-campus education includes work-study, work experience, career internship and registered apprenticeship programs.
  3. Off-campus education programming shall adhere to the procedures and processes as defined and delineated in the Off-Campus Handbook. 
  4. The principal or designate is responsible for ensuring that the off-campus learning plan is developed, followed and proper evaluation procedures are in place.
  5. Off-campus education shall be supervised by a certificated teacher.
  6. All work sites and work stations must be inspected and approved annually.
  7. Students must not commence activities in an off-campus program until the workstation is approved.
  8. Prior to submitting work stations for approval, the principal or designate shall ensure that:
    1. a teacher has visited the station to confirm its suitability to the program expectations;
    2. the work station provider understands and is committed to the applicable legislation;
    3. the following criteria relative to appropriateness for placement of students are met:
      1. appropriate procedures and training for protecting worker safety are in place;
      2. adequate supervision is assured;
      3. a variety of learning opportunities are possible; and
      4. the work environment is age-appropriate.
    4. a work agreement or contract is signed by the student, the student’s parent or guardian, the employer and the principal or designate;
    5. the original signed work agreement is retained in the student record portfolio; and
    6. copies of the signed work agreement are provided to all signatories.
  9. The principal or designate provides the student and workstation provider with a telephone number for emergency contact when students are working after regular school hours.
  10. In the case of an accident or injury to a student involved in off-campus education, the principal or designate shall:
    1. ensure that the `Employer's Report of Accident or Industrial Disease' form for the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) together with a copy of the signed work agreement is submitted to the Workers’ Compensation Board and Alberta Education within 72 hours; and
    2. advise the parent/guardian and student that they are responsible for initiating claims under the Workers' Compensation Act.