Find what you need to take the next step towards a career as a skilled professional.
It's our aim to get young people excited about a future in the skilled professions. The next step is to turn that excitement into a career. Apprenticeship programs and other post-secondary trades training across the country prepare young people for fulfilling careers in areas where the demand is high (we'll need an estimated 1 million skilled professionals within 20 years) and the pay is above the national average (3.1% if you're wondering).
The Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) is the perfect starting point for you and your students to plan and achieve their educational and career success. For information on career planning, education, training, searching for a job and more:
An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training, work experience and technical training in a skilled profession. It's also a great way to start a career. Find all the information a student will need on Alberta's Apprenticeship program:
If you've got a student who already knows what they want to be and can't wait to get out there and do it, then this is the route for them. For more information on how they can get credits toward an apprenticeship program while earning their high school diploma (and a few extra bucks):
This not-for-profit organization promotes and supports the apprenticeship training and education systems in Canada. For more information:
CAREERS is an industry-driven private/public partnership dedicated to the career development of Alberta's youth. CAREERS is a catalyst bringing together industry, educators, government, communities, and students to meet the inter-dependent needs of youth employability and skilled labour shortages. For more information:
nextSteps.org is a full-featured employment, career development and job finding resource for youth. For more information:
Whatever skilled profession your students are interested in, it's a good bet one of Alberta's many colleges has a program to address it. These ought to get you started.
Click here for information regarding available scholarships for students enrolled in apprenticable careers.
And if that's not specific enough for you, the following links will take you where you need to go to find out about individual skilled professions. Choose a category to jump to that competition sector.