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
investigating post-secondary options
Temporary Summer Work: Roguing with Select Recruiting
SUMMER WORK OPPORTUNITY
Canola Roguing happens every summer, where SELECT Recruiting hires around 300 people to work for approximately 3-6 weeks. There is opportunity to gain work experience credits, and gain leadership skills. They are looking for Roguers, Jr. Lead Hands and Lead Hands in Lethbridge. For almost 20 years, young people in southern Alberta have been hired for canola roguing — walking through fields of purebred canola to pull out specific weeds and volunteer canola plants. The initiative is a partnership between several parent seed companies and Select People Solutions, an HR staffing company based out of Lethbridge, Alberta.
Roguing takes place every summer for a 4–8 week period from mid-June to late July or early August when canola is in bloom. Approximately 300 people are hired each year, 80% of whom are high school and university students. Roguing is a task that has to be done completely by hand for seed growers to produce the pristine quality of seed required that is sold to farmers around the world. No equipment is capable of this task.
Please note you will be responsible for working outside in all weather conditions. Transportation to and from the work sites can be provided. For more information please contact below.
Calling all Outdoorsy Students! Ages 16-18 (as of July 1, 2021)..... this is for you!
Junior Forest Rangers is a Paid Employment program for 7 weeks in the summer. Students must be 16-18 years old as of July 1st to apply. This job will be of interest to any student who loves the outdoors, especially if they plan to pursure a career in Fish and Wildlife, Environmental Science or Biology. For more information and to apply please check out the link below:
Alberta Health Services Youth Summer Groups (On-line)
Alberta Health Services Youth Mental Health and Addiction: Summer Group Offerings for Registration for any of the four groups please call the clinic at: 403-381-5278
(1).Social Media Management Summer Intensive
Social Media Management Summer Intensive is a therapeutic group that addresses how to positively manage one’s social media presence. The Intensive includes four consecutive days of therapeutic intervention, Monday through Thursday. It will cover topics such as how social media affects anxiety and depression, healthy boundaries, virtual friendships, usage limits, and what is/isn’t helpful information. July 19th to 22nd or August 16th to 19th Participants aged 11 to 14 will meet online via Zoom at 11am for 1 hour. Participants aged 15+ will meet at the Child, Youth and Family Addiction and Mental Health clinic at 1pm for 1 ½ hours.
(2).Self-Compassion Summer Intensive
Self-Compassion Summer Intensive is a therapeutic group that addresses various barriers to caring for and loving ourselves. The Intensive includes four consecutive days of therapeutic intervention, Monday through Thursday. It will cover topics such as self-trust, building confidence, selfacceptance, resiliency skills, and self-care. July 5th to 8th or August 3rd to 6th Participants aged 11 to 14 will meet online via Zoom at 11am for 1 hour. Participants aged 15+ will meet at the Child, Youth and Family Addiction and Mental Health clinic at 1pm for 1 ½ hours.
(3).Positive Sense of Self Summer Intensive
Positive Sense of Self Summer Intensive is a therapeutic group that addresses various barriers in distinguishing yourself from others. The Intensive includes four consecutive days of therapeutic intervention, Monday through Thursday. It will cover topics such as self-awareness, self-acceptance, identity, motivation, gratitude, and what influences our self-image. July 12th to 15th or August 9 th to 12th Participants aged 11 to 14 will meet online via Zoom at 11am for 1 hour. Participants aged 15+ will meet at the Child, Youth and Family Addiction and Mental Health clinic at 1pm for 1 ½ hours.
(4) Friendship Fundamentals Summer Intensive
Friendship Fundamentals Summer Intensive is a therapeutic group that addresses the benefits and challenges of modern friendships. The Intensive includes four consecutive days of therapeutic intervention, Monday through Thursday. It will cover topics such as virtual friendships, positive communication, healthy boundaries, trust, managing jealously, and how to choose friends. July 26th to 29th or August 23rd to 27th Participants aged 11 to 14 will meet online via Zoom at 11am for 1 hour. Participants aged 15+ will meet at the Child, Youth and Family Addiction and Mental Health clinic at 1pm for 1 ½ hours.
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.
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.
The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is an apprenticeship program for high school students.
Traditionally, apprenticeships in Alberta began following high school graduation, however, some students identify their career interests at an earlier age and are ready to learn and practice their future trade while still in high school. RAP is an ideal program for these students.
RAP students are both full-time students and registered apprentices, dividing their time between an approved work site and their high school studies. They take regular courses such as English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math in order to earn their Alberta High School Diploma or Certificate of Achievement.
The time a RAP student spends at school and on the work site can be quite flexible. The student, school and employer jointly agree on a suitable schedule. The student may work as a RAP apprentice for a semester, for half of each school day, or for one or two days per week, or during summers, holidays and weekends.
The RAP apprenticeship ends when the RAP apprentice completes high school. The RAP apprentice is then automatically registered as a regular apprentice and the credit earned while in RAP is applied to his or her apprenticeship through the apprenticeship program.
Contact the RAP coordinator for the Lethbridge School Division:
The Green Certificate Program provides students with opportunities to enter a variety of agriculture-related, structured learning pathways as a part of their senior high school program and to earn a credential leading to a career in agribusiness.
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
Accessibility & Disability Support 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.
Lethbridge School Division students access their My Blueprint account with their regular school login and password.
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.
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.
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.
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.