Career Centre

The Career Center serves as a focus for career activities in the school and the community. Students, parents/guardians, and teachers are able to access:

  • Information and direction on researching occupations and exploring career possibilities
  • Assistance in developing career plans for post-secondary and career goals
  • In-class workshops and assistance with resume writing, interviewing skills and work search strategies
  • Guidance with bursary, scholarships and post-secondary application.

See Mr. Shirley, our Career Counsellor for assistance in Student Services.


SkillsBuild Training

My name is Anthony, and I’m the founder of SkillsBuild Traininghttps://www.skillsbuildtraining.com/.

I wanted to let you know about a few resources that we’ve created that I believe will be useful to students that are interested in an IT career. We created these resources to enable students to easily find information to help them get started with an IT career. You can have a look at the resources here:

https://www.skillsbuildtraining.com/new-to-it/

https://www.skillsbuildtraining.com/20-experts/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQa4HENaBBB29aCMq7uJkqA

https://content.leadquizzes.com/lp/Zxhc-yjGVg

We’re happy to help in any way we can, so do let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

A.P. Samuel

Founder

SkillsBuild Training

Office: 1 855 205 8263

Website: www.skillsbuildtraining.com

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsbuildtraining/


Career Events

The Journey Forward (formally Career Talks)

Once or twice a month, we will have professionals from industry to visit Forest Lawn and share a story about their career pathway, answer questions, and offer great advice to students.  

Our next presenter is a Network Engineer (Primary Engineering).

Gary will be here Tuesday, December 17 from 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM.

Gary has been growing his profession as an Engineer for over 38 years. In this time, Gary was very fortunate to secure employment with some of the industry’s leading employers including the City of Calgary and ENMAX. After finally making it into the industry, Gary began to build a successful career leading into senior-level positions. However, achieving this success did not come easy for Gary.

From changing post-secondary schools and transferring programs, to bouncing around to multiple jobs, struggling to build a successful future within such a competitive industry, Gary had many ups and downs to get to where he is today. Come listen to Gary share how he navigated the competitive world of work and pushed through challenges to grow his career and make it to the top!

Read the description above.

Register for this event here: http://bit.ly/journey-forward



Career Planning

The best advice is to start early! Ask questions, learn "something" new, visit workplaces and or job shadow a career of interest. Get ready, and ask a for help or ask a question.

Resources

myBlueprint - Login with your CBE edu email and password.

An interactive education, career, pathways and life planner. The tool can help you to explore and build your high school course plan and inform your course choices.

Students have access to five comprehensive Who Am I assessments to help you discover your learning and personality styles, interests, desired knowledge and motivation factors. Job specific compatibility surveys unlock powerful occupation matches based on real-world tasks to better inform student self-discovery.

myBlueprint includes:

  • Learn about yourself using the 520+ assessments
  • Plan for high school
  • Explore post-secondary opportunities across the country
  • College, University, and Apprenticeship Information – detailed information on post-secondary education and training options.
  • Explore and compare occupations
  • Find entry-level jobs and volunteer opportunities
  • Create interactive portfolios for classes and applications
  • Create resumes, cover letters, and budgets
  • Set goals and action plans
  • Document evidence of learning using pictures, videos, drawings, and audio recordings

Alis - Alberta careers, learning and employment information

ALIS CAREERinsite - A one-stop guide to career planning for Albertans. Create your career plan, get to know yourself with quizzes and exercises, explore options, get ready and take action.

Calgary Public Library - Job & Career Accelerator Library Card Required. An interactive career selection and job search system, including: occupation profiles, resume building, cover letter writing, interview skills and more.

Career Exploration Center - The Career Exploration Centre (CEC) is a fun, interactive environment where you can get hands-on experience with a variety of careers located on the SAIT campus.

Learning Clicks - Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.

Aboriginal Youth Career Pathways - CAREERS prepares Aboriginal students for post-secondary education and the world of work through the Aboriginal Youth CAREER Pathways program. Launched in partnership with the Government of Alberta, the program provides career awareness for Aboriginal youth starting in middle school with an expanded choice of occupations for career exploration and internship experiences.

Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) - RAP is an apprenticeship program for high school students. Earn Credits! Earn Wages! Earn valuable work experience!!!

How to get free money to pay for school

You don't have to be a straight A student to get scholarships to help pay for school.

Kelsey

Student ambassador with great advice.

Post-Secondary Application Season

If a student in Grade 12 would like to start their post secondary journey the following September, they need to apply as soon as possible. Application deadlines are often March 1 but may be earlier, depending on the school.

If applying to university or a college in Alberta students must first set up an account with Apply Alberta. (This is the free part!) Go to https://www.applyalberta.ca/ click on the “Apply Now” button to get started.

Apply Alberta will then provide links to the institution of choice. Upon completion of the institution application, a processing fee will be required. Payment is a credit card only when applying online.

Tips when applying:

  1. Be sure the necessary prerequisites are completed by June. Summer school courses are not accepted at most post secondary institutions
  2. Remember to list both the first choice and second choice of programs
  3. When listing projected grades do not inflate the grades as it will not guarantee admission
  4. Ensure to complete all information to be considered for further admission scholarships
  5. Use a current email address that is checked regularly. If the submitted email address changes advise the institution applied to as soon as possible to avoid missed communication

Post-secondary Institutions Nearby

Jobs in Alberta

Looking for work in Alberta? Get started now. Prepare a resume and cover letter. Use filters like location or job category to further refine your job search. You can sign up for Alis Job Alerts to make sure you don’t miss job postings that fit your criteria.

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