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:

  • assessing goals
  • 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
  • investigating post-secondary options
  • scholarship opportunities

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. 

 

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. 

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)

 

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 

Attention Grade 12's ...... Set up your account today :) this on-line system will take you through the proper steps in applying to Alberta Post-Secondary Institutions.

(Local Lethbridge) Post-Secondary Information Resources

Both the Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge provide an array of future student supports that include but are not limited to:

  • Program Explanations and Information
  • Academic Advising and Program Planning
  • Financial Aid/Awards and Bursary's
  • Residence and Housing supports
  • Student for a day
  • Campus Tours
  • Admissions support
  • Accessibility & Disability Support Services
  • Testing Services 
  • International Student Services

Connect with our local post-secondary institutions for personalized service.
Information can be found in the links below. 

Lethbridge College Career and Academic Advising Services

Career and Academic Advising Services Update: Covid-19

 Connect with Career and Academic Advising: Career and Academic Advising is ready to support you in a variety of different formats:

How to connect online: Live chat, phone, email, video chat.

In person meetings: By appointment or drop-in (virtual).

Response time: Within one week.

Additional or revised services

We have shifted our traditional drop-in advising model to offer virtual meetings during drop-in times. Microsoft teams and Zoom are being used to facilitate these interactions. Please call or send an email if you have any questions.

Email

advisor@lethbridgecollege.ca

Direct: 403-320-3366

Location: PA1130 (across from the Bookstore) 

Advising Hours

With the safety of our student and staff in mind, Career and Academic Advising will suspending in person appointments and drop-in advising.

Effective August 10, 2020 Advising Live Chat hours are:

Monday to Friday
12:00 to 4:00pm

Video Call Appointments are NOW available for current and future Lethbridge College students:

Call to set up your appointment today at 403-320-3366.

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 

Lethbridge School Division students access their My Blueprint account with their regular school login and password.

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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 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

Resume Support

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.

Steps

  • 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.

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 in 2021-2022 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. Deadline is January 26, 2022. 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. Deadline for all applications is October 13,2021  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.Deadline is October 8, 2021  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? Deadline is: November 15, 2021 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

Alberta High School Diploma Requirements

ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA: GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (ENGLISH)

A student needs 100 credits in the following:

English Language Arts - 30 Level: (English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2)

Social Studies-30 Level: (Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2)

Mathematics-20 Level: (Mathematics 20-1, Mathematics 20-2 or Mathematics 20-3)

Science-20 Level: (Science 20, Science 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20)

Physical Education: 10 (3 credits)

Career and Life Management (3 Credits)

10 Credits in ANY combination

  • Career and Technology Studies (CTS) courses
  • Fine Arts Courses
  • Physical Education 20 and/or30
  • Knowledge and Employability Courses
  • Registered Apprenticeship Program
  • Locally developed courses in CTS, Fine arts, second languages or Knowledge and Employability occupational courses

10 Credits in ANY 30-Level Course in addition to 30 level English and 30 Level Social

Courses May Include: 

  • 30-Locally developed courses
  • Advanced level (3000 series) in Career and Technology Studies courses
  • 30-Level Work Experience
  • 30-Level Knowledge and Employability Courses
  • 30-Level Green Certificate Program
  • Special Projects 30  

5th on 5th Youth Services: (FLI) Forward Life Impact Program

Forward Life Impact (FLI) Program:

Helping youth develop skills in employment, budgeting, nutrition, and so much more. Get paid to attend a 6 week class.

The FLI workshop is designed so that youth with barriers to employment, or return to school. If interested I encourage you to set up an appointment. 

If you are accepted into the program, you will recieve an allowance (equivalent to minimum wage) while attending workshops. Workshops are 30 hours per week for 6 weeks. Workshops cover both life skills and job skills. Following the workshop, participants will be offered a 12 week work expereince. 

Workshop Topics 

Communication, Managing Information, Social Skills, The law, Career Planning, Decision Making, Employability, Money Management, Resumes, Applications, Cover Letters, Job Searching, and Health. 

Due to COVID-19 all summer programing is cancelled. The next program is set to start in October. If you would like to register for the next session please call and speak with the FLI program director.

For more information you can contact the website:

youth.ab.ca

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/