Every student, every day.

I am Lettie Croskery, YOUR Career Practitioner!

Please feel free to connect with me by phone/text at 403-915-0781 or by email at croskeryl@lrsd.ab.ca for help with career planning, searching for employment, applying for post-secondary schooling and financial assistance...essentially anything related to career services!


Check out this NEW LIST OF FALL 2022 CAREER EVENTS!

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. Students who are working with a Journeyperson in a registered trade are eligible to earn up to 40 high school RAP credits towards their high school diploma.

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. Students can earn up to 16 high school credits through the Green Ceritificate.

Mr. Robert Charchun (charchunc@lrsd.ab.ca or 403-682-9881) is our 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 a total of 15 Work Experience credits towards their high school diploma.

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

ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS - This list, lovingly compiled and updated by YOUR Career Practitioner, is worth a look! You may want to print a copy, then circle or highlight the scholarships you feel are most applicable to you.

Alexander RUTHERFORD Scholarship - Receive up to $2500 based on your average (which includes option courses!) in grades 10,11 and 12. Apply in August and receive your cheque in early October (generally) of your first post-secondary semester. 

FNMI Scholarships - This list features many prestigious scholarships in a variety of post-secondary programming!

Higher Ed Points Students and graduates can convert loyalty points through HigherEdPoints in $250 increments to make tuition payments or to pay back student loans. Parents, relatives and friends can also use their loyalty program points to help students pay back their loans.

Student Aid Alberta  There is a TON of information on this site for Alberta students seeking scholarships!

Student Grant Estimator - Fill in this very quick calculator to determine how much you may receive in GRANTS (that's free money, not a loan!) from the Canadian government.

You may consider accessing a STUDENT LINE OF CREDIT. Contact your local bank or credit union for student loan/line of credit details.

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. 

Scholarships Canada  - You can create a profile and this website will match you with potential scholarships. It takes time to sort through the list, but it could pay off in big dollars!

Scholar Tree - Similar to Scholarships Canada; create a profile and review scholarship suggestions based on your personal information.

 

Post-secondary Institutions - Are you ready to apply yet?!

Register with MyPass first! This will allow you to see your Alberta High School credits and marks, and be able to request transcripts to be sent to out of province institutuions.

Then, for all Alberta Institutions, you start with creating an Alberta Digital ID and then access Apply Alberta. Your Career Pracitioner will help you with your application! Just reach out and book an appointment (in person or virutal).

Each Alberta institution (and often specific programs) have distinct application  deadlines, as well as entrance award application dates. 

There are so many ways to continue your education beyond high school! Below you will find links to College and University offerings across Canada. 

There are so many ways to continue your education beyond high school! Below you will find links to College and University offerings across Canada. Where should I go to university? McLean's Magazine publishes an annual list of top universities in Canada. Check out their University rankings 

Alberta Post-secondary institutions

British Columbia Post-secondary institutions

Manitoba Post-secondary institutions

Ontario Post-secondary institutions

Quebec and Atlantic provinces Post-secondary institutions

Saskatchewan Post-secondary institutions

Lettie's LIST OF COOL THINGS!

Have you ever thought about changing things up a bit? This list (compiled by Lettie Croskery, your 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

Financial Security Advisor Career Information Session

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Career Transitions is hosting Financial Security Advisor
Pre-registration is required

Lethbridge College Open House

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Therapist/Counsellor Career Information Session

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Career Transitions is hosting Therapist/Counsellor 
Pre-registration is required

ELAA event at WCCHS

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Post Secondary Fair, presented by Career Transitions

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Winston Churchill High School, 1605 15 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 1W4, Canada

5:00-5:30 – Transitioning to Post-Secondary 5:45-6:15 – Scholarship and Financial Aid 6:30-7:00 – Transitioning to Post-Secondary 7:15-7:45 – Scholarship and Financial Aid

Bishop's University Open House

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Virtual

U Regina Open House

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Regina, SK, Canada

University of Alberta Open House

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: University of Alberta, 116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

Bow Valley College Open House

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

3D Tech Consultant Career Information Session

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Career Transitions is hosting 3D Tech Consultant
Pre-registration is required

General Practitioner Oncologist Career Information Session

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Career Transitions is hosting General Practitioner Oncologist
Pre-registration is required

Home Stager/Interior Decorator Career Information Session

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Career Transitions is hosting  Home Stager/Interior Decorator
Pre-registration is required

Concordia Edmonton Open House

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

University of Calgary Open House

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada

Mount Royal University Open House

Time: 10:00 am - 3:15 pm
Location: Mount Royal University, 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6K6, Canada

University of Lethbridge Open House

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Dr W, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4, Canada

Librarian Career Information Session

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Career Transitions is hosting   Librarian
Pre-registration is required 

Librarian Career Information Session

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Career Transitions is hosting   Librarian
Pre-registration is required 

MacEwan University Open House

Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: MacEwan University, 10700 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2, Canada

MacEwan University Open House

Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: MacEwan University, 10700 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2, Canada

Agronomist Career Information Session

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Career Transitions is hosting Agronomist
Pre-registration is required

Agronomist Career Information Session

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Career Transitions is hosting Agronomist
Pre-registration is required

Concordia U Edmonton Campus Visit Day

Time: 9:45 am - 3:45 pm
Location: Concordia University of Edmonton, 7128 Ada Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4, Canada

Concordia U Edmonton Campus Visit Day

Time: 9:45 am - 3:45 pm
Location: Concordia University of Edmonton, 7128 Ada Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4, Canada

JR/SR High Night - Basketball Lethbridge College

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm

JR/SR High Night - Basketball Lethbridge College

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Western University Open House

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Western University Open House

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

UVic Open House

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada

UVic Open House

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada

Application - Lethbridge College Winter Term Open

Time: 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Application - Lethbridge College Winter Term Open

Time: 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Lethbridge College Open House

Time: 11:00 am - 3:15 pm

Lethbridge College Open House

Time: 11:00 am - 3:15 pm

Concordia U Info Night

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Concordia U Info Night

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm