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Career Centre Supports and Services

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My focus is to provide hope and guidance in assisting students in developing plans for their future. We discuss the dream and develop action plans to reach their goals.

Together we research industries, education requirements, using various resources such as:

  • Career and personality assessments
  • Career and Post-secondary resources
  • Post-secondary program and course selection
  • Liaison with Post-secondary institutions
  • Scholarship applications
  • Resume and cover letter building
  • Up to date labour market information
  • Interview coaching
  • Career and Post-secondary presentations

Opportunities:

  • Connect students to industry professionals
  • Attending Career Exploration events 
  • Participate in Post-Secondary Open Houses 
  • Job postings and summer employment
  • Dual credit courses
  • Learn about summer programs for skill and personal development

Support for Parents and Guardians:

  • Access to Career and Job fairs
  • Career Events for Students and Parents Calendar        
  • Weekly insert in school newsletters
  • Update information on post-secondary presentations, dates, locations and registration information
  • Help with guiding and supporting children with their career development
  • Presentations on funding further education

APPRENTICESHIPS

Alberta Industry Trades Information  This is the home page for Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training and contains information about the process to become a Journey person in Alberta. You can start on this path in high school!

Trade Entrance Requirements (Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training)

Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) brochure This brochure outlines the process where students in high school can begin their apprenticeship career.

Trades and Occupations list  A comprehensive list of Alberta's Registered trades, complete with career profile information for each trade.

Trades specific scholarships As a trades person, you are eligible for thousands of dollars in scholarships! Here is the link from the government website.

Green Certificate Agriculture Training The Green Certificate Program is an industry driven agricultural training program. Its apprenticeship style of delivery insures that participants learn through actively performing the skills required. This means learning, hands-on, out in the barn, field, greenhouse or corral and getting dirty!

John Taylor - Off-campus Coordinator Set up a meeting with our local off-campus coordinator to find out about opportunities for apprenticeship, work experience and volunteer credits. Students in Grades 10-12 can earn up to 5 credits a year (15 Total). Talk with John to learn more!

CAREER SITES

AgCareers  Great site to learn more about numerous agricultural opportunities.

AWWOA  Alberta Water and Wastewater Operators Association has a careers section with profiles and videos about careers in the water/wastewater industry.

Cybermentor.ca  This site connects girls in grades 6 -12 with career mentors in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focused occupations.

Career Transitions  Serving southern Alberta High Schools with numerous career events 

Cool Jobs  Macleans magazine profiles some very cool careers!

Goodwork.ca  Environmental jobs and green work, perfect for outdoorsy types!

Health Care Career Profiles  These profiles, provided by AHS, portray the wide range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare careers.

Learning Clicks  An up to date, interactive career development site focused on the needs of secondary students.

My Work Quest  A government of Alberta website for high school students to gain quick access to career planning and job search questions.

OCCINFO  Look up and learn about hundreds of occupations on this site!

One Week Job  True story of a UBC graduate and his search for a career! We have a copy of his documentary in our Career Services office.

Real Talk  Gain quick access to information about real careers from people who are currently working in those areas.

Road to Employment  Two recent grads take a major road trip to find out what Canadian employers are looking for.

Post Secondary Funding

Student Aid Alberta  Lots of information on this site for Alberta students seeking scholarships!

Alberta Student Aid Funding Resource This guide (updated every year) has all of the information you need to complete the Student Loan application form for post-secondary studies. The guide includes information about grant funding as well.

Student Line of Credit

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada provides a detailed description of a student line of credit - Details

Contact your local bank or credit union for student loan/line of credit details

RBC Royal Bank

Pincher Creek Credit Union Limited

CIBC 

ATB Financial

 

RESP information in 3 minutes! This YouTube video may be of interest if you are looking for quick information about the Registered Education Savings Program. Taking advantage of the up to $7200.00 in government contributions is a great way to help a student save for post secondary education. The government of Canada provides further information about Using your RESP when it's time to start withdrawing funds for your student's post-secondary studies. 

How to apply to Alberta Post-secondary institutions

Register with MyPass first!

How to video: MyPass

Then, for all Alberta Institutions, you start with creating an Alberta Digital ID and then access Apply Alberta.

Each Alberta institution (and sometimes specific programs) has their own application date deadlines, as well as deadlines to qualify for entrance awards. I'm always happy to help with this process!

 

COOL OPPORTUNITIES

Have you ever thought about changing things up a bit? This list (compiled by Lettie Croskery, a fellow LRSD Career Practitioner) is full of opportunities for you to expand your learning to include volunteer programs, unique classroom experiences and international exchanges. Program costs range from FREE to upwards of $33,000.00 for specialized programs which offer scholarship subsidies.

COOL THINGS LIST!

WORK/ VOLUNTEER

Looking for work? Want to build your resume and contribute to your community as a volunteer? You may benefit from a job search session with your Career Practitioner to update or create your resume, practice your interview skills and position yourself for job search success! In the meantime, check out these links:

Crowsnest Pass Chamber of Commerce  Take a look at all our local businesses. Check out their websites, give them a call, or pop in and see if they are hiring.

Crowsnest Pass Volunteer Opportunities  Volunteers are often the heart of many organizations here in the Crowsnest Pass. Have a look and see if any of these opportunities are of interest to you. Volunteering is a great way to gain some experience and build your resume!   

TECK Careers  Explore the different positions that make up the TECK Industry, everything from Geotechnical Engineer to Office Assistant.

ALIS Check out this website for information and resources to support you as you embark on your job search.

Indeed.caJobs.caSimply Hired  Explore current job postings from our local area and across the country.

Employment Standards Fact Sheet  Get answers to common questions about the rights and responsibilities of young people in the workforce.

Career Services

Submitting Your Application - UAlberta Student

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

SFU (All About Admission)

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Virtual

https://community.sfu.ca/s/event/Event__c/00B0A000000Tt9EUAS

Health & Wellness at TRU: Counselling

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Veterinary Technology (Animal Health Technology) – Faculty of Science

Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admissions and how to apply - Waterloo

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Virtual

https://uwaterloo.ca/future-students/tours-events/wednesday-webinars-2021

Bachelor of Education

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

University Exploration Day

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Child and Youth Care Information Sessions

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: https://info.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-webinar/

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families? Turn your passions and dreams into a reality and a rewarding career. With a Child and Youth Care Degree or Diploma you can become a professional who supports and advocates for children, youth and families. Please join us for our upcoming (Zoom) CYC Information Session to find out more about the Child and Youth Care Profession and the diploma and degree options at Vancouver Island University. https://info.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-webinar/ Virtual https://events.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-information-sessions

Education and Skills Training (ESTR)

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Waterloo - All about

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Virtual

https://uwaterloo.ca/future-students/tours-events/wednesday-webinars-2021

Graphic Communications Management

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Nursing - URegina

Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Nursing - URegina

Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Vancouver Island U - Parent Session

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Vancouver Island U - Parent Session

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

VIU Recruitment Sessions (High School)

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

VIU Recruitment Sessions (High School)

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Crown Prosecutor! Career Exploration

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Career Transitions Presents:
Virtual Career Exploration Session - Crown Prosecutor!

Session details:

Crown Prosecutor! Career Exploration

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Career Transitions Presents:
Virtual Career Exploration Session - Crown Prosecutor!

Session details:

Archaeologist - Career Transitions

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Virtual Career Exploration Session - Archaeologist!

Session details:

Archaeologist - Career Transitions

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Virtual Career Exploration Session - Archaeologist!

Session details:

Child and Youth Care Information Sessions

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: https://info.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-webinar/

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families? Turn your passions and dreams into a reality and a rewarding career. With a Child and Youth Care Degree or Diploma you can become a professional who supports and advocates for children, youth and families. Please join us for our upcoming (Zoom) CYC Information Session to find out more about the Child and Youth Care Profession and the diploma and degree options at Vancouver Island University. https://info.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-webinar/ Virtual https://events.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-information-sessions

Child and Youth Care Information Sessions

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: https://info.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-webinar/

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families? Turn your passions and dreams into a reality and a rewarding career. With a Child and Youth Care Degree or Diploma you can become a professional who supports and advocates for children, youth and families. Please join us for our upcoming (Zoom) CYC Information Session to find out more about the Child and Youth Care Profession and the diploma and degree options at Vancouver Island University. https://info.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-webinar/ Virtual https://events.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-information-sessions

VIU Recruitment Sessions (High School)

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

VIU Recruitment Sessions (High School)

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Financial Aid, UCalgary and You

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Financial Aid, UCalgary and You

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Certificate in Ideation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship - URegina

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Certificate in Ideation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship - URegina

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Child and Youth Care Information Sessions

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: https://info.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-webinar/

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families? Turn your passions and dreams into a reality and a rewarding career. With a Child and Youth Care Degree or Diploma you can become a professional who supports and advocates for children, youth and families. Please join us for our upcoming (Zoom) CYC Information Session to find out more about the Child and Youth Care Profession and the diploma and degree options at Vancouver Island University. https://info.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-webinar/ Virtual https://events.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-information-sessions

Child and Youth Care Information Sessions

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: https://info.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-webinar/

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families? Turn your passions and dreams into a reality and a rewarding career. With a Child and Youth Care Degree or Diploma you can become a professional who supports and advocates for children, youth and families. Please join us for our upcoming (Zoom) CYC Information Session to find out more about the Child and Youth Care Profession and the diploma and degree options at Vancouver Island University. https://info.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-webinar/ Virtual https://events.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-information-sessions

VIU Parent Session

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

VIU Parent Session

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

VIU Recruitment Session (High School)

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

VIU Recruitment Session (High School)

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Child and Youth Care Information Sessions

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: https://info.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-webinar/

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families? Turn your passions and dreams into a reality and a rewarding career. With a Child and Youth Care Degree or Diploma you can become a professional who supports and advocates for children, youth and families. Please join us for our upcoming (Zoom) CYC Information Session to find out more about the Child and Youth Care Profession and the diploma and degree options at Vancouver Island University. https://info.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-webinar/ Virtual https://events.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-information-sessions

Child and Youth Care Information Sessions

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: https://info.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-webinar/

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families? Turn your passions and dreams into a reality and a rewarding career. With a Child and Youth Care Degree or Diploma you can become a professional who supports and advocates for children, youth and families. Please join us for our upcoming (Zoom) CYC Information Session to find out more about the Child and Youth Care Profession and the diploma and degree options at Vancouver Island University. https://info.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-webinar/ Virtual https://events.viu.ca/child-and-youth-care-information-sessions

What I Wished I Knew in My First Year - URegina

Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Virtual

What I Wished I Knew in My First Year - URegina

Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Virtual