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
FORWARD LIFE IMPACT (FLI)Life & Employment Skills Training
The Forward Life Impact (FLI) program provides life and employment skills to youth facing employment barriers. In addition, youth are eligible to participate in a work experience placement.
As part of the training, youth will receive an allowance equivalent to minimum wage while attending workshops. The workshops are 30 hours per week for six or eight weeks.
The goal of FLI is to help youth gain employment or return to school.
- Ages 15 to 30
- Currently unemployed and looking to return to work or school
- Wanting to start your career but are facing barriers with employment
- Needing help and don’t know where to start
If this sounds like you, please contact us!
There is a work experience component integrated with the FLI Program.
Participants will have an opportunity to put into practice what they are learning in class. The work experience will occur in a variety of industries with the focus of skill development.
- Training courses (including first aid, ProServe, and other trainings as requested)
- Career planning
- Job search
- Resumes, applications and cover letters
- Social skills
- Decision making
- Money management
- Health and nutrition
- Landlord/tenant rights
Summer School Welding
Would you like the opportunity to weld? Or are you interested in a career in welding?
Do you have a background in welding and want to further your knowledge and understanding? Lethbridge School Division is excited to offer metal fabrication and welding this summer. This program is open to anyone currently in grades 10-12. In this course you will learn how to use multiple welding processes, as well as metal cutting and metal forming equipment. What you learn in this course may be what you need to transition into a welding career after high school. The course will run from July 17th to 28th. Monday to Thursday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Fridays from 8
a.m.- 12 p.m. for a total of 64 instructional hours. Throughout the two weeks you will accumulate 5
total credits towards your high school diploma. The total cost per student will be $150 in total.
• FAB 1010- Fabrication Tools & Materials
• FAB 1090- Sheet Fabrication 1
• FAB 1050- Basic Electric Welding
• FAB 1048- Semi Automated/Automated Welding
• FAB 1040- Oxyfuel Welding and Cutting
In order to be successful in completing this course, you MUST attend class every day. Students must
show up on time and be prepared to spend the day at the school. Failure to attend each class will
result in removal from the program with no refund issued. Please note: school busses will not be
running in the summer; students are expected to have a ride to and from school every day.
What students will gain from the completion of this course?
• Shop and equipment safety
• Basic machine maintenance
• An understanding of multiple welding and forming processes (GMAW, SMAW, Oxyfuel
• Instruction from Red Seal journeypersons and industry professionals
How to apply:
Call Victoria Park High School (403-327-3945) to schedule an intake appointment with Tysen Pushor.
The course capacity will be limited to 12 and initial intakes will be scheduled in the order that calls are received. Should there be greater interest than 12 students, a wait list will be created and filled only when students decline the initial acceptance. At the start of the intake meeting, students are to provide the teacher with a self-directed paragraph explaining why they would like to take the course and how they believe they will be successful. For further information, please call the school directly.
Our Lethbridge School Division Mental Health Capacity Building Team will be running some Summer Programs and activities at various locations throughout the city, please check out the calendar to see what's being offered and where.
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.
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.
Select the occupation below to register for the virtual event:
- Thursday, May 30 – 4:00pm – Phytolith Analyst
Missed the session? Check out the recording under the next tab – Session recordings will appear there 5 business days after the session.
We want to hear your thoughts about the session once you are done. Please complete our evaluation here: Career Exploration Session Evaluation Link
Once again, myBlueprint is excited to be partnering with Scotiabank to help with this vision and give students across Canada support with financing their post-secondary education.
$60,000 is available for student scholarships in these 4 streams:
This exciting student-focused opportunity is available to current Grade 12 Students across Canada. For more information and to apply please go to website: https://education.myblueprint.ca/scotia/
Woods Homes: Youth Navigation, Youth Connections: The Core, Family Connections
McMan Youth, family, and Community Services Association
Boys and Girls Club (MAT Youth Centre)
5th on 5th Youth Services: Work Experience, F.L.I. Program
Training Inc.: Career and Employment Services
Careers the Next Generation: Opportunities in the Trades
Saamis Aboriginal Employment & Training Association
Job Links Ability Resource Association: Provides opportunities and supports for people with disabilities
Horatio Alger Scholarship
Scholarship Websites to check out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Scholarships Canada https://www.scholarshipscanada.com/
Grant me https://grantme.ca
Alberta Student Aid https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/
Scholar Tree https://scholartree.ca/
Alexander Rutherford Scholarship: Alexander Rutherford Scholarship | Alberta Student Aid
University of Lethbridge
Student Recruitment Officer/Enrolment Services/Student Affairs
Individual appointments can be made by setting up an appointment with an advisor.
UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Virtual Tour https://youtu.be/-Uf43yVMYG0
Check out many career opportunities and career exploration available for high school students. Keep checking back for summer workplace opportunities.
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 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.
Youth Campus Direct Cell (Call or text!) 403-715-0853
Youth Centre Main Line (Call only!) 403-425-6777
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.
Struggling with school? Need some extra support! The Boys and Girls Club of Lethbridge can help! Check out their website
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 online guide offers practical ideas and resources to help parents support their teens as they explore career options and make informed career decisions.
This Alberta version has been modified from the resource A Career Development Resource for Parents: Helping Parents Explore the Role of Coach and Ally, developed by the Canada Career Information Partnership (CCIP).
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.
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.
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.
Apply to one or more Alberta post-secondary institutions using ApplyAlberta
Discover all the great programs and services Bow Valley College has to offer. Located in Calgary, AB. For more information please see on-line
University of Calgary Virtual Recruiter Presentation
Keep Checking Back for the latest and most up to date information.
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)
YCONIC.COM (You will have to Sign Up and create and account)
Student Awards (You will need to Sign Up and Create an account)
Government of Canada (Can Learn)
International Scholarships (Sponsored in partnership with the Government of Canada)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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
This grant is available to low and middle-income students who are in school full-time.
You could be eligible for this grant if you apply and have:
-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.
**** 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: