Career Services Page

Welcome to the Career Services Page

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
  • connection to community events
  • researching occupations and pathways to employment
  • choosing appropriate high school courses to reach your goals
  • investigating post-secondary options
  • scholarship opportunities

5th on 5th Youth Services Available at High School

Are you a High School Student that could use some extra help with making a resume and job searching?

Brent Salter is a Career Mentor with 5th on 5th Youth Services who can meet you at your school to help you navigate careers and employment.

Any students interested can just scan the QRL code and set up a day and time that works best for them. 

 

Lethbridge College Exploration Day

WHAT IS THE EXPLORATORY PROGRAMMING
COLLEGE EXPLORATION DAY?


Exploratory Programming - College Exploration Day is an opportunity for
students to gain a better understanding of the diverse educational options available at Lethbridge College. Participants will be immersed into a specific program area for the day, taking part in interesting activities led by engaging Lethbridge College instructors. This event is in collaboration with Career Transitions.

To register you can speak with administration and/or the wellness team at your school.

Lethbridge College Recruiting

Are you thinking of Lethbridge College for Post-Secondary? Not really sure where to turn? there are people ready to help you! Feel free to connect with the recruitment team today.

 

 

 

 

 

Off Campus Education: Work Experience and R.A.P Programs

Off-Campus Education Opportunities

Work Experience

WHO?

  • To Participate in Work Experience and or the R.A.P. Program you need to be 15 years old and in Grade 10

WHY? 

  • Earn up to 15 credits towards your high school diploma 
  • Include your work experience on your resume 
  • Use your work experience mark for Alexander Rutherford Scholarship to boost your average for your Grade 10 and Grade 11 marks and as a fifth entrance course for many university and college programs (check with your teacher counselor for specifics). For example, to apply for the Registered Nursing program, you need English 30-1, Chem. 30, Bio. 30, Math 30-2 and a fifth course. That can be the very good mark you can earn through work experience, and it counts just as much as your core courses. 
  • Graduate with more than 100 credits to give yourself a buffer. 
  • Use work experience to find out if your potential career is the one you really want to follow. Even if you first go to post-secondary after the work experience, many employers will remember you once you begin looking for full time jobs in your field. 

WHERE AND WHEN

  • Part time job placements (fast food, restaurants, retail, trades etc!) 
  • Volunteer (hospitals, care homes, animal shelters, food banks etc.) 
  • During school hours, after school, weekends, and holidays. You may not earn work experience credit for work between 10 p.m and 7 a.m.

HOW? 

  • Complete the required HCS 3000, 1 credit course in CALM or see your school's work experience practitioner-see contact information below.
  • Return to the practitioner when the course is completed, and she will give you an off-campus agreement form to fill in. Return this to her when it is filled in. Your hours will count when you return the form either in-person or by email. You need to submit monthly hours in person to the practitioner or email or text a picture of them to her. We encourage the emailing and texting in order to reduce paperwork. She can also provide you a time sheet if you need one.

EVALUATION

  • You need to work or volunteer a minimum of 75 hours; this will give you 3 credits. If you work at more than one place, we can combine the hours.
  • Andrew Krul, the off-campus education coordinator, will complete an evaluation with your employer. See the practitioner so you can see that important feedback.

Work Experience: Taunie Magnuson taunie.magnuson@lethsd.ab.ca (403) 715 1079

To connect with Taunie Magnuson: please see her schedule here:

Monday

ICSS

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday

ICSS

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

VP

12:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Chinook

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday

WCHS

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Friday

LCI

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

(R.A.P.) Program: Darin Gibson darin.gibson@lethsd.ab.ca or (403) 315 9022

To connect with Darin Gibson, please see his schedule here:

Monday

LCI

8:15 a.m. – 11:45

Tuesday

ICSS

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

Vic Park

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday

Chinook

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

 

LCI

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Thursday

Community Liaison

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

WCHS

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Scholarships to Check Out

Loran Scholarship

Loran Scholars Foundation - Fondation Boursiers Loran |

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Scholarships - Horatio Alger Association Canada

Scholarship Websites to check out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scholarships Canada  https://www.scholarshipscanada.com/

Grant me https://grantme.ca

Canada.Ca    https://www.canada.ca/en/services/finance/educationfunding/scholarships.html

Alberta Student Aid https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/

Scholarship https://scholarship-grants.org/canadian-scholarships/alberta-scholarships/more-alberta-scholarships/

YCONIC  https://yconic.com/

Scholar Tree https://scholartree.ca/

myBlueprint: https://education.myblueprint.ca/scotia/

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship: Alexander Rutherford Scholarship | Alberta Student Aid

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 Transitions | Southwest Alberta (careersteps.ca)

Career Transitions offers many virtual career explorations that ALL students are encouraged to check out. Please see there website for registration information.

CAREER EXPLORATION SESSION OPTIONS 2022-2023 - REGISTER HERE

Select the occupation below to register for the virtual event:

Missed the session? Check out the recording under the next tab – Session recordings will appear there 5 business days after the session.

 

Career Transitions List of Events

Save the Date!!!!

Boys and Girls Club Youth Drop In

The Boys and Girls Club of Lethbridge has a Drop-In Program that youth can attend where they have the opportunity to gain life skills, meet new friends, and build connection to community. All interested are encouraged to attend.

BGC Youth Campus

BGC Youth Campus Youth Campus is a daytime program providing an alternative education space for youth and young adults ages 11-21. The program is flexible and adaptable to your needs, and an option that is different than traditional educational classrooms. Our goal is to support your mental wellness, educational, employment, personal development and social needs while encouraging you to work towards your educational requirements.

Contact Information: 

Youth Campus Direct Cell (Call or text!) 403-715-0853

Youth Centre Main Line (Call only!) 403-425-6777

youthcampus@bgclethbridge.com

How do you participate?

  • Just show up!
  • You don't need to sign up- just come to the center when you're ready. 
  • You don't need parental consent attend. 
  • If you have questions or want to know more before you come, feel free to call or text us anytime! 
  • You are free to come and go throughout the day as you need- this is your space, we're just here to help you make the most of it. 

MyBlueprint $1,000 Scholarship

My Blueprint $1,000 Scholarship

Calling all Lethbridge School Division Students in Grades 11 and or 12. Log into your MyBlueprint Account.

The MyBlueprint $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to grade 11 or 12 students to support the transition to Post Secondary Education. Students must attend a Canadian institution.

Here's what you will do to get all the information and to apply.

(1). Log into your myBlueprint account

(2). Click on the tab "tasks"

(3). On the third tab below you want to click on the "Scholarships" tab here you will see the scholarships available. 

Please refer directly to myBlueprint for deadlines. 

Scholartree

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. 

 

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.

Alis Website 

Check it out and explore different options that you may never thought of. This site also provides job market predictions and outlooks, wages, and trends. A great resource to look at prior to going into post-secondary.

Discover Bow Valley College

https://bowvalleycollege.ca/

Discover all the great programs and services Bow Valley College has to offer. Located in Calgary, AB. For more information please see on-line 

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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 their school 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.

ALL CALM (Career and Life Management) Classes will cover myBlueprint in class but don't just use it as a one and done resource. Time changes and your interests change who you are in grade 10 is not who you will be in grade 12. Aim for growth and never stop learning.

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

Scholarships Canada (you will need to sign up and create an account)
https://www.scholarshipscanada.com/

YCONIC.COM (You will have to Sign Up and create and account)
https://yconic.com/

Student Awards (You will need to Sign Up and Create an account)
https://studentawards.com/

Government of Canada (Can Learn)
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/education/student-aid.html

International Scholarships (Sponsored in partnership with the Government of Canada)
https://www.educanada.ca/scholarships-bourses/index.aspx?lang=eng

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship: Students have the opportunity to Receive up to $2500 based on your average (which includes option courses!) in grades 10,11 and 12. You are eligible to apply in August and you will receive your cheque in early October (generally) of your first post-secondary semester.
https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships/alexander-rutherford-scholarship/

Re/max Quest for Excellence Bursary: 16 prizes of $1,000 will be issued to grade 12 students. Students will be required to explain contributions they have made to their communities in a short on-line essay, maximum 1,250 words. Key qualities students should outline include: leadership, volunteering, participation in charitable events or fundraising, and contributions that enrich the lives of others and their communities. 

Quest for Excellence 2022 (google.com)

University of Lethbridge (U of L) Grade 11 Merit Award

Even if you think you might go to the U of L you are encouraged to fill out this easy application even when you are in grade 11. When the time comes to apply to U of L the money from this award will go toward tuition and every little bit helps right. Check out the application link: https://www.ulethbridge.ca/ross/student-finance/grade-11-merit-award-application-university-lethbridge

Schulich Leader Scholarship: Open to students graduating who are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, plan to enroll in an eligible STEM program and meet academic excellence, leadership, with consideration given for financial need. Each High School can nominate one student. Please see link for more information. Creating the next generation of technology innovators | Schulich Leader Scholarships

Nelson Scholarship Program

Do you know a Grade 12 student excelling in the classroom and making a difference in their community? Encourage them to apply for one of our $10,000 scholarship opportunities. Recipients of the awards are young leaders of tomorrow, showcasing a commitment to community stewardship and academic achievement. 
This year, we are once again offering two incredible opportunities for students, our Civic Leadership Scholarship and our Indigenous Student Scholarship, in partnership with Indspire. To learn more about our scholarship program and how to apply, click the link below and be sure to share with your students. 
Applications close June 30

https://www.nelson.com/scholarship/?utm_source=Email&utm_campaign=Scholarship21&mc_cid=1856ec8ff1&mc_eid=4055cf8e99

Canadian Scholarships

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/education/student-aid/scholarships.html

Loran Scholarship: The Loran scholarship is unique in it's attention to a young person's integrity, grit, and personal autonomy are just as important as academic measures.  Don't Delay Apply today! Talk to your high school counsellor. 

https://loranscholar.ca/

Horatio Alger Scholarship: Scholarships  up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students in their terminal year of high school with financial need (family income under $65,000) who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, a commitment to pursue a post-secondary education, a desire to contribute to society, and a good academic record. Please see link below to apply.

https://horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/

Prairie Equity Scholarship: Applicants must be: a resident of AB, SK, or MB and attending an institution in AB/SK/MB in a full time recognized Broadcast Program. Please see the link for details and application.  https://www.country95.fm/prairie-equity-scholarship/

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership: the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are designed to recognize the achievements of youth who are making a difference and help them realize their educational goals. If you have a minimum overall GPA of 75% in your most recently completed school year and are involved in your community, why not apply?  https://www.td.com/ca/en/personal-banking/solutions/student-banking/community-leadership-scholarship-for-canadians/

University of Lethbridge High School Entrance Awards: Some awards are based on academic merit, but many of them will be based on other criteria such as financial need, volunteer work, community involvement and leadership experience. Some scholarships have a March 15 deadline if you miss the December 15th one. The online application takes about one hour to complete - fill in absolutely every detail you can as it can be worth $$$https://www.ulethbridge.ca/future-student/high-school-student-awards

University of Lethbridge Board of Governors Award: Submit a completed application for admission to the University of Lethbridge before the December 15th deadline and you will automatically be considered for the award. Eligibility is based on Grade 12 marks.   https://www.ulethbridge.ca/future-student/high-school-student-awards 

 

FALL AND WINTER APPLICATION DEADLINES

Aboriginal Traditional Arts Project Grant 

Wayne Wells Memorial Scholarship

Robert C. Carson Memorial Bursary

Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Alberta Equity Scholarship

AltaLink Aboriginal Scholarship Program

Art L'HIrondelle Dedicated Service Scholarship

Delia Gray and Hon. Pearl Calahasen Scholarships

FALL AND WINTER APPLICATION DEADLINES

Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) FNMI bursary program

Cenovus Energy Aboriginal

CMF - Dr. John Big Canoe Memorial Scholarship

Education Bursary - Metis Nation of Alberta Region 1

Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award

Indigenous Careers Award

Indspire Building Brighter Futures

KPMG Indigenous Student Award Program

Languages in Teacher Education Scholarship

TransCanada Aboriginal Awards Program

SPRING/SUMMER APPLICATION DEADLINES

Francis Meneen Health Warrior Memorial Scholarship

Belcourt Brousseau Metis Awards

The Rebecca Kelln Metis Bursary Fund

Aboriginal Health Careers Bursary

SABAR Scholarship in Journalism, Radio and Television Art

Metis and Non-Status Bursary Program

Husky Oil-Aboriginal Education Awards Program

Theodore R. Campbell Scholarship

Aboriginal Business Leadership Awards

Cold Lake Operations Scholarship

ConocoPhillips Aboriginal Awards Program

Imperial Oil Indigenous education awards program

Syncrude Aboriginal and Women Education Awards Program

Alliance Pipeline Inc. Aboriginal Student Awards Program

Jim Bourque Scholarship

Norman Taylor Memorial-Aboriginal Financial Management Scholarship and Bursary program

ATCO Pipelines Aboriginal Education Awards Program

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. Aborignal Education Partnership Program

Norman Wells Operations Sahtu Aboriginal Scholarship

VARIABLE APPLICATION DEADLINES

Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) FNMI bursary Program

Cenovus Energy Aboriginal Scholarship

CMF - Dr. John Big Canoe Memorial Scholarship

Education Bursary – Metis Nation of Alberta Region 1

Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award

Indigenous Careers Award

Indspire Building Brighter Futures

KPMG Indigenous Student Award Program

Languages in Teacher Education Scholarship

TransCanada Aboriginal Awards Program

Need financial support? Check out https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/

  • 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

Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students

This grant is available to low and middle-income students who are in school full-time.

Eligibility

You could be eligible for this grant if you apply and have:

-Financial need

-Are a full time student in a qualified program at a designated school

How much you could receive

- You can receive this grant for each year of your undergraduate studies as long as you are in school full-time.

Apply

**** When you apply for student aid through your province you are also at that time assessed for a Canada Student Grant

For more information please refer to the link below: 

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/education/student-aid/grants-loans/full-time.html

McMan Youth, family, and Community Services Association 
https://mcmansouth.ca/sw_mdap.html 

Boys and Girls Club (MAT Youth Centre) 
http://bgclethbridge.com/the-mat-youth-centre.html 

Youth One 
https://www.youthone.ca/

5th on 5th Youth Services: Work Experience, F.L.I. Program 
https://youth.ab.ca

Training Inc.: Career and Employment Services
https://traininginc.ca/career-services/
 

Careers the Next Generation: Opportunities in the Trades
https://www.careersnextgen.ca/ 

Saamis Aboriginal Employment & Training Association
https://saamisaboriginal.ca/ 

Job Links Ability Resource Association: Provides opportunities and supports for people with disabilities
https://abilityresource.ca/