Many trades are highly technical and are continuously evolving, providing students with the right kind of challenge. Red Deer Polytechnic's trades Apprenticeship programs offer a mix of theory and practical application, which help you develop appropriate industry-standard skills. A trades career can lead to supervision, management, professions and business entrepreneurship.
If you have questions regarding our current program delivery, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic please visit Apprenticeship Schedule. The health and safety of our students, instructors and staff are paramount in every decision and action that Red Deer Polytechnic takes during this unprecedented pandemic.
Our close connections with industry and professional organizations mean your education is relevant to workforce demands. While some trades are occasionally affected by temporary economic slowdowns, the aging workforce means an overall increase in future demand for skilled tradespeople.
Apprenticeship programs are built around a collaboration between industry and technical training providers. Our Apprenticeship training not only helps you build on the skills you develop with your trade employer, but also exposes you to more comprehensive aspects of your trade including, introducing you to new equipment and technologies, different trade practices and other important facets of the industry. Our Apprentices develop a reputation for their exceptional skills as employees, supervisors and successful business owners.
At Red Deer Polytechnic, we are committed to preparing you with the technical and professional skills required to excel in these high-demand fields. Did you know students of RDP have access to 3D printers, studios with green screens and even robotics? Through the use of our Makerspace, you are encouraged to explore the latest in technology and innovation, through creative thinking and collaboration.