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Welcome to Career Services

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Career Centre Supports and Services

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
  • Scholarship applications
  • Resume and cover letter building

Opportunities:

  • Connect students to industry professionals
  • Attending Career Exploration events 
  • Participate in Post-Secondary Open Houses 

Support for Parents and Guardians:

  • Access to Career and Job fairs
  • Career Events for Students and Parents Calendar        
  • Weekly insert in school newsletters

Trades and 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!

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).

Exploring Career Opportunities

Exploring Career Options

Alis Alberta - Get to know yourself and explore careers

Education Planner - Self-assessments and exploration

Spark Path Activities - By appointment

Personality Assessments - By appointment

JOB SEARCH AND VOLUNTEERING

Looking for work or volunteer opportunities? 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:

Employment Standards Fact Sheet  - Answers common questions about the rights and responsibilities of young people in the workforce

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

Looking for Work - ALIS website - This is a great resource as you embark on a job search! 

Nanton Chamber of Commerce -  Learn more about the business community in Nanton!

 

Student Loans and Student Line of Credit

Alberta Student Aid, Loan information and Applications - Details

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

ATB Financial

Bank of Montreal (BMO)

Chinook Financial

CIBC 

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!

Career Services

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U of C Recruiter Booth

Time: 8:15 am - 9:15 am
Location: J T Foster School, 2501 22 St, Nanton, AB T0L 1R0, Canada

The recruiter will set up at a table in the den and chat with students before school