Every student, every day.

I am Lettie Croskery, YOUR Career Practitioner!

403-915-0781      croskeryl@lrsd.ab.ca 

Please feel free to connect with me for help with career planning, searching for employment, applying for post-secondary schooling and financial assistance...essentially anything related to career services!

It's TIME to apply for grade 12 LRSD and WCCHS based scholarships! Please see Lettie and your Administration team to be considered for any of these amazing scholarship opportunities:

Amy Berg Jennings Citizenship Award ($500), Grad Imagine Award ($500), Lloyd Cavers Leadership Award ($1000), Cairo Lodge Bursary Fund ($500), Lucy Clifton (Bedingfield-Wehrfritz) Memorial Scholarship ($2000) as well as LRSD specific awards including the Livingstone McLeod and the ENMAX Enviornmental scholarship. Check out the link below for full details!

May 2024 Claresholm Scholarship List

NEW! Lethbridge College DUAL CREDIT program guidebook 2024 - 2025

Check out the new list of offerings for dual credit courses availble for our students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Dual credit means that you can earn high school AND post-secondary credits while completing a college/university course with FREE tuition while you are still in high school. The list for Olds College offerings will be available soon as well.

 

Apprenticeship Trades

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.

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!

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

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

Cybermentor.ca - This site connects girls in grades 6 -12 with career mentors in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focused occupations.

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 (Alberta Career Profiles) - 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.

Subject Guides - Career Exploration - This site has some good general information about exploring careers in Canada!

Job Search & 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:

Claresholm & District Chamber of Commerce - Learn more about the business community in Claresholm!

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

Family & Community Support Services - Check out the wide range of events going on in our area, and perhaps ways that you can volunteer to make a difference in the community. 

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! 

 

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.

Lettie's LIST OF COOL THINGS!

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. 

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 Post-secondary institutions

Saskatchewan Post-secondary institutions

Scholarships and Loan Information

Attention 2024 GRADS! Here are some WCCHS and LRSD specific scholarships and application forms for you:

ENMAX (Environmental Science) Application Form

LRSD Academic awards

Livingstone Macleod scholarship (trades) Application Form

Lloyd Cavers (one candidate per LRSD high school)

Lucy Clifton (3 x $2000 scholarships for trades/arts focused post-secondary programs)

CLARESHOLM/WCCHS SCHOLARSHIPS - Check out this recently updated list of scholarships specific to the Claresholm area.

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

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.

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.

Student Aid Alberta  Lots of information on this site for Alberta students seeking scholarships and how to apply for Alberta student loan/grant funding.

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.

 

 

 

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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