Every student, every day.

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

 

 

 

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.

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.

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 Post-secondary institutions

Saskatchewan Post-secondary institutions

Scholarships and Loan Information

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 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. 

Alberta Scholarships (ALIS website)

CLARESHOLM AREA HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS - Check out this recently updated list of scholarships specific to the Claresholm area.

FNMI Scholarships

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, grants and loans.

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.

 

 

 

Career Services

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!

Gap Year Information Session

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

EMS Paramedic! Virtual Career Info Session

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Youth Science Canada Expo

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  It will be a virtual STEM immersion experience unlike any other. You will find additional information in the Visitor Overview.  Register your class or child today!

Youth Science Canada Expo

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  It will be a virtual STEM immersion experience unlike any other. You will find additional information in the Visitor Overview.  Register your class or child today!

Study and Go Abroad - Virtual Expo

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Register here 

Youth Science Canada Expo

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  It will be a virtual STEM immersion experience unlike any other. You will find additional information in the Visitor Overview.  Register your class or child today!

What Makes a Good Side-Hustle?

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Zoom-based entrepreneurship workshop for grade 10 & 11 students from UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business

• Side-hustles are micro businesses you can run out of your home to make some money
• How do you know if you have a good idea for a side-hustle business?
• Learn from UVIC, TV and industry experts how to evaluate side-hustles and other new business ideas
• Consider applying what you learn in the session in your own side-hustle this summer

See what a university entrepreneurship class is like and learn why you might want to consider UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business.

Test drive what it’s like to be in a UVIC Business classroom. This workshop is being led by Entrepreneurship faculty members Brock Smith and Claudia Smith, and will give you a taste of Gustavson and entrepreneurship through a fun and engaging session. 

Register here

  Contact Daniel Nair, UVIC Business advisor at bcom.admissions@uvic.ca for more information

Becoming a Doctor - Career Info Session

Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Activity Assistant - Vancouver Island University

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What Makes a Good Side-Hustle?

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Zoom-based entrepreneurship workshop for grade 10 & 11 students from UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business

• Side-hustles are micro businesses you can run out of your home to make some money
• How do you know if you have a good idea for a side-hustle business?
• Learn from UVIC, TV and industry experts how to evaluate side-hustles and other new business ideas
• Consider applying what you learn in the session in your own side-hustle this summer

See what a university entrepreneurship class is like and learn why you might want to consider UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business.

Test drive what it’s like to be in a UVIC Business classroom. This workshop is being led by Entrepreneurship faculty members Brock Smith and Claudia Smith, and will give you a taste of Gustavson and entrepreneurship through a fun and engaging session. 

Register here
  Contact Daniel Nair, UVIC Business advisor at bcom.admissions@uvic.ca for more information