An email came out from Alberta Education yesterday announcing that the -3 math stream in Alberta (equivalent to the Trades and Workplace stream elsewhere in the WNCP) has seen wide acceptance from the trades. I know the fellow working on this at Alberta Education had a huge job. He had to get all 49 (or so) trade boards to set their requirements, one at a time. He has done a great job, though, because if you take a look at this nice, one page summary, you will see that there has been tremendous acceptance of this stream. His diligence and persistence have paid off.
You can see that the minimum requirement for most of them is Math 10-3 or Math 20-3. It also looks like having these courses will mean students don’t have to write the entrance exam. This is fantastic news for our kids.
Four trades still need to make their decisions. Once those decisions have been made, they will be posted here.