Every student, every day.

Welcome to Career Services

I am Lettie Croskery, YOUR Career Practitioner!
Please feel free to connect with me (403-915-0781  croskeryl@lrsd.ab.ca) for help with any of these things:
- Assist in identifying career and job search objectives 
- Design and build effective job search tools/techniques 
- Search for and apply to countless scholarships
- Research post-secondary schools and programs 
- Provide referrals to career 'mentors' 
- Plan and coordinate field trips to attend post-secondary institutions and special events

Upcoming Events:

Medicine Hat College Virtual Open House - Wednesday March 3, 5:30 p.m.
University of Lethbridge Virtual Open House - Saturday March 6, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SAIT Virtual Open House - Friday March 19 and Saturday March 20

 

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!

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

Trade Entrance Requirements (Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training)

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.

CAREER SITES we know and love!

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.

Career Trek B.C. - This website from our neighbours to the west features great information and short videos about a variety of careers.

Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta - Check out this professional association website if you think you may be interested in Accounting!

Cool Jobs  - McLean's magazine profiles some very cool careers!

Engineers Canada - Learn about the wide range of Engineering roles in Canada

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.

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. 

 

LETTIE'S LIST OF COOL THINGS

Have you ever thought about changing things up a bit? This list (compiled with love by 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 up to $33,000.00 for specialized programs which offer scholarship subsidies.

COOL THINGS LIST!

POST-SECONDARY

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 for 2020!

Ready to start applying? For all Alberta Institutions, you start with Apply Alberta. Your Career Practitioner is always available to help you with this process.

TIME to CHOOSE - this website allows you to search for Alberta programs based on location, program length or subject area!

Alberta Post-secondary institutions

British Columbia Post-secondary institutions

Manitoba Post-secondary institutions

Ontario Post-secondary Institutions

Quebec and Atlantic Provinces Institutions

Saskatchewan Post-secondary institutions

SCHOLARSHIP and LOAN INFORMATION

Considering the full cost of post-secondary studies? In addition to those pesky tuition and school fees, it's helpful to budget for rent, utility payments, transportation, groceries, school supplies and LIFE in general! Check out RBC's student budget calculator to get a better understanding of just how much money you'll want to access through grants/scholarships (FREE money!) or student loans/lines of credit (BORROWED funds that need to be repaid) for your future educational plans.

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.

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

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. Even if you take a gap year, you are still eligible for these funds! Don't forget to take 7 minutes out of your day and APPLY online for this funding!

2020 - 2021 Funding Guide - 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.

ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS - This 11 page document lovingly procured and updated by YOUR Career Practitioner, is definitely worth a read!

NANTON AREA SCHOLARSHIP LIST! - This is a list of scholarships specific to students in the Nanton area. As we learn of any changes to our generous sponsorships, this list will be revised. 

First Nations Metis And Inuit Scholarship List

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.

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. 

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.

 

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!

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES!

GRADE 11 Science and Math students...this one's for you!

Heritage Youth Researcher Program (HYRS) and Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science & Technology  (WISEST - U of A) offer paid summer internships for current grade 11 students in a university laboratory, working on solutions to real life scientific research problems! There are programs available at University of Alberta (WISEST specifically wants to attract “young women and non-binary students interested in science, engineering and technology fields and young men interested in nursing, human ecology and nutrition fields), University of Calgary or University of Lethbridge. Students would need to stay with family/friends or in campus housing for the 6 week period. Application deadlines vary - click on the link of the university you would be interested in applying to. Students are required to have an 85% average in grade 11 math and science in order to apply.

 

OUTDOORSY STUDENTS AGED 16 - 18 (as of July 1, 2021)...this one's for you!

Junior Forest Rangers - Paid employment for 7 weeks in the summer. Students must be 16 - 18 years old (as of July 1, 2021) to apply. This job will be of interest to any student who loves the outdoors, especially if they plan to pursue a career in Fish & Wildlife, Environmental Science or Biology.

Career Services

Transitional Employment Program - Olds College

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/8005401634950830860

Lethbridge College Virtual Open house

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pre-register for a chance to win 1500$ tuition credit 

World of Choices - Career Exploration

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Lethbridge College Virtual Open house

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pre-register for a chance to win 1500$ tuition credit 

Lethbridge College Virtual Open house

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pre-register for a chance to win 1500$ tuition credit

World of Choices - Career Exploration

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY - YWITT

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

YWITT series  March 17th, 2021 – Information & Communications Technology: Technology is an important ingredient in our day to day lives and should be a tool for social development. Get connected and design your own exciting future in ICT. The world is constantly changing with technology, and technology is constantly changing the world. Be a part of it or better yet, become the one leading the way! Careers:  Social Media and Communications, IT Maintenance, Junior Programming, Quality Control Testing, Hardware Engineering, Software Developer and more CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Turfgrass Management - Olds College

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/6821741083766098188

Education - Medicine Hat College

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

https://www.mhc.ab.ca/futurestudents/recruitment

AGRICULTURE - VIRTUAL SHOWCASE

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: ONLINE

Connect with local industry experts and explore your future after high school.  Learn about a variety of career paths in the skilled trades and technologies. Discover what someone in the job actual does, get a live tour of work environments and learn about the post-secondary requirements. We will show you a day in the life of these occupations. Get experience! Open internships available for Alberta students that attend sessions. Agriculture March 23, 2021 Learn about the wide variety of opportunities that are available for working in the Agricultural Industry.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

World of Choices - Career Exploration

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Pre-employment (Trades) Programs - Olds College

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/7423024410578248460

World of Choices - Career Exploration

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Arboriculture Technician - Olds College

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/3462737458957184268

Business Administration- Medicine Hat College

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

https://www.mhc.ab.ca/futurestudents/recruitment

Business Administration- Medicine Hat College

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

https://www.mhc.ab.ca/futurestudents/recruitment

COOK - VIRTUAL SHOWCASE

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: ONLINE

Connect with local industry experts and explore your future after high school.  Learn about a variety of career paths in the skilled trades and technologies. Discover what someone in the job actual does, get a live tour of work environments and learn about the post-secondary requirements. We will show you a day in the life of these occupations. Get experience! Open internships available for Alberta students that attend sessions. Cook April 15, 2021 Cooks prepare food in eating establishments including hotels, restaurants, institutions, trains and ships. Their major responsibilities are nutrition, food costs and sanitation. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

COOK - VIRTUAL SHOWCASE

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: ONLINE

Connect with local industry experts and explore your future after high school.  Learn about a variety of career paths in the skilled trades and technologies. Discover what someone in the job actual does, get a live tour of work environments and learn about the post-secondary requirements. We will show you a day in the life of these occupations. Get experience! Open internships available for Alberta students that attend sessions. Cook April 15, 2021 Cooks prepare food in eating establishments including hotels, restaurants, institutions, trains and ships. Their major responsibilities are nutrition, food costs and sanitation. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Information Technology - Medicine Hat College

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

https://www.mhc.ab.ca/futurestudents/recruitment

Information Technology - Medicine Hat College

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

https://www.mhc.ab.ca/futurestudents/recruitment

Genomicist and Bioinformatician Virtual Career Session - Career Transitions

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Genomicist and Bioinformatician Virtual Career Session - Career Transitions

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHOLOGY (ICT) - VIRTUAL SHOWCASE

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: ONLINE

Connect with local industry experts and explore your future after high school.  Learn about a variety of career paths in the skilled trades and technologies. Discover what someone in the job actual does, get a live tour of work environments and learn about the post-secondary requirements. We will show you a day in the life of these occupations. Get experience! Open internships available for Alberta students that attend sessions. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) April 27, 2021 Information & Communications Technology (ICT) is a broad industry that covers any product or service that will store, manipulate, transmit, or receive information electronically. For more information you can also check out www.careersnextgen.ca/ict CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHOLOGY (ICT) - VIRTUAL SHOWCASE

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: ONLINE

Connect with local industry experts and explore your future after high school.  Learn about a variety of career paths in the skilled trades and technologies. Discover what someone in the job actual does, get a live tour of work environments and learn about the post-secondary requirements. We will show you a day in the life of these occupations. Get experience! Open internships available for Alberta students that attend sessions. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) April 27, 2021 Information & Communications Technology (ICT) is a broad industry that covers any product or service that will store, manipulate, transmit, or receive information electronically. For more information you can also check out www.careersnextgen.ca/ict CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

SHEET METAL WORKER - VIRTUAL SHOWCASE

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: ONLINE

Connect with local industry experts and explore your future after high school.  Learn about a variety of career paths in the skilled trades and technologies. Discover what someone in the job actual does, get a live tour of work environments and learn about the post-secondary requirements. We will show you a day in the life of these occupations. Get experience! Open internships available for Alberta students that attend sessions. Sheet Metal Worker May 12, 2021 Sheet metal workers design, fabricate, assemble, install, and repair the sheet metal products required in a wide variety of industries and settings. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

SHEET METAL WORKER - VIRTUAL SHOWCASE

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: ONLINE

Connect with local industry experts and explore your future after high school.  Learn about a variety of career paths in the skilled trades and technologies. Discover what someone in the job actual does, get a live tour of work environments and learn about the post-secondary requirements. We will show you a day in the life of these occupations. Get experience! Open internships available for Alberta students that attend sessions. Sheet Metal Worker May 12, 2021 Sheet metal workers design, fabricate, assemble, install, and repair the sheet metal products required in a wide variety of industries and settings. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!