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

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.

Alis Website 

Events

Heavy Equipment Career Exploration Group

When: October 28,2020

From: 4:00 -5:30

 

Virtual Post-Secondary Fair

When: Tuesday October 27, 2020

From: 5:30-7:00

 

Financial Aid Presentation

When: November 3rd or 5th 

From: 5:00-7:00 

 

Career Exploration Session

Register for this Career Session if you are at all interested in Heavy Equipment Technician

Event Hosted by Career Transitions

Post-Secondary Fair

Sign up for this virtual Post-Secondary Fair and explore your options for what's next after high-school event Organized by Career Transitions.

(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
Georgi MacInnis
Recruiter

Email: Georgiana.macinnis@lethbridgecollege.ca
Phone: 403-320-3202 x. 5351

How to be Ready College FAQhttps://lethbridgecollege.ca/we-are-ready

The Lethbridge College awards application is now open.

This year Lethbridge College is offering more awards than ever including 30 new $1000 awards specifically for southern Alberta high school graduates. New students have until July to apply.

One electronic application is all that is required to be in the running.
The application can be found at: Lethbridgecollege.ca/awards

Virtual Tour of the Lethbridge College

Get Familiar with the Lethbridge College Space. 

Check out this Virtual Tour for more information about the Lethbridge College and student supports.

https://lethbridgecollege.ca/virtual-tour

Virtual Tour of U of L

https://youtu.be/-Uf43yVMYG0

Check out the U of L Virtually anytime and anywhere from the comfort of your own space, get familiar with the campus and get to know where to go to get the support you need to be successful. 

Virtual Open Houses

It's no doubt that October and November is Post Secondary Open House Season. Please see the links below where you will find specific dates, times and details. They are requiring all those that are interested to please pre-register on-line.

October

Ambrose University (Calgary) Virtual Open House

October 31 2020

TIME: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

https://ambrose.edu/openhouse

 

November

November 3, 2020

TIME: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Interested students/parents need to pre-register for the event.
Scholarship and Financial Aid Presentation Registration Link

Scholarship and Financial Aid Presentations

November 3, 2020

TIME: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Interested students/parents need to pre-register for the event.
Scholarship and Financial Aid Presentation Registration Link

Scholarship and Financial Aid Presentations

November 5, 2020

TIME: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

MacEwan University Virtual Open House

November 7, 2020

TIME: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/MacEwanEvents/OpenHouse/index.htm  

 

Medicine Hat College’s Virtual Open House

November 18, 2020

TIME: 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM

https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/UKXnc9d/mhcopenhouse  

 

 

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.

Money $$$ Scholarships, Bursaries, Grant Resources

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. 

 

Check out 99 Scholarship for more access to scholarships.

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/

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?

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.

2019-2020 Funding Guide

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

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/