It is our hope that this webpage will provide you with information about career planning and bring you an awareness about post-secondary options that are available (work, apprenticeship, college and university).
Through this website you can access tools that will help you make a more informed decisions about life after high school. Some examples include:
using career exploration tools to assess interests and strengths
creating a resume
researching occupations and pathways to employment
choosing appropriate high school courses to reach your goals
Are you a high school student in Southwestern Alberta? Do you want to learn more about the countless career pathways available to you after graduation? If so, contact us to find out how we can connect you with business and industry through our interactive programs.
Career Planning and Preparation
JA (Junior Achievement) is the world’s largest NGO dedicated to educating young people about business. We strive to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in a global economy. With over 120 member organizations worldwide, JA brings a global view of business to local communities. We partner with educators, donors and volunteers to bring a real world experience into the classroom. Our programs focused on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship give students the skills and confidence they need to become leaders of tomorrow.
Alis Occupations in Alberta: Need help finding a job that fits who you are? You’ve come to the right place—you’ll find more than 550 occupations to choose from. Learn what subjects you’ll need to take and whether your personality suits the job. Discover how much you can earn and what your duties will be. It is your path to plan. So start here.
Individual appointments can be made by setting up an appointment with an advisor.
What is myBlueprint?
My Blueprint is a "one stop shop" it is a tool that all Lethbridge School Division high-school students have access to once the student sets up their account using either their school or home username and password.
My Blueprint is an inquiry-based approach that follows a comprehensive education and career planning process that meets the learning needs and interests of all students. It is a tool aimed to help students: Learn, Explore, Reflect, and Plan for what might be next in the future.
What can you do using myBlueprint?:
Complete Who am I assessments
High School Planner that is linked to (Mypass): the students Alberta Education account, in this section there is a graduation indicator checklist. You can also see how much money you have towards the Rutherford Scholarship.
Post-Secondary tab: there are three options with this tab (1). Apprentice so if you are in any way interested in the Trades you will click this tab. (2). College and University Tab these search all the Colleges and Universities in Canada and give you a compressive list of programs. (3). The third tab is workplace and gives you a list of local employers looking for workers.
Work: Create a Resume, Cover Letter, Explore occupations, Job Search
It's truly an incredible one tool that does it all. We encourage you to take time to work in this program.
They offer amazing support and assistance if you get stuck or need help you just need to call them
1-888-901-5505 or e-mail at: support@myBlueprint.ca
Are you looking for work? Looking to land that first job? Do you have a resume or does your current one need fixing up?
myBlueprint is an incredible and easy resource that offers a very good resume template so that you can create one on your own.
Log In using the user name and password that you created
On the Left hand side you will see a drop down menu you want to choose Work
Click on the Resume Tab
On the Top right hand side you will see a + button that says create resume and you are good to go
Once you are finished you have some choices to preview it, then export it and save it to your personal files as a PDF or Word Document either on your school account or on your home computer.
Money $$$ Scholarships, Bursaries, Grant Resources
Make an Account with www.scholartree.ca Today and get instant access to many scholarships. Don't Wait Apply today.
Applying for scholarships is like a full time job it take time and effort and each one is so unique and individual in and of itself.
Think outside the box! Are you good at Sports? Do you identify as religious? There are scholarships for all sorts of things besides just getting good grades. Some examples include but are not limited to: Leadership, Volunteering, Working, Where you bank, Financial needs, newcomers, even where your parents work might have a scholarship. It's worth taking some time to do the work to research.
This guide is updated every year and has all the information you need to complete the Student Loan Application form for Post-Secondary Studies. The guide includes information about grant funding as well.
It is worth noting that every single individual school/institution will have it's own unique and individual awards and scholarships system, this information can be easily found on the schools website.
It is also worth mentioning that within your research you might find a lot of cross over or the same scholarship posted on several different sources this is normal
Please refer to the link below for the PDF Document Scholarship List organized by season to apply. This is worth taking the time to look at. This is a comprehensive list; it can be used as a one-stop-shop for applying for scholarships.
Work on developing your soft-skills: Soft-Skills are personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.
Read More work on professional development...this makes you more employable to work opportunities down the road
Complete things you have been putting off (examples: making a resume, volunteer your time to the food bank, donate blood, clean your room and donate clothes you no longer use).
Adapt a Growth Mindset vs a Fixed Mindset: Be willing to try, learn, grow and explore. Also be willing to start where you are and work your way up. Managing expectations when trying anything new or learning a new skill
Ask Questions! There is no such thing as a stupid question. You don't know what you don't know, but if you never ask you will never know
Give it time: you wont be perfect and have everything figured out right away but sticking with it will make sure you get in your groove sooner than later