Every student, every day.

I am Lettie Croskery, YOUR Career Practitioner!

403-915-0781      croskeryl@lrsd.ab.ca 

Please feel free to connect with me for help with career planning, searching for employment, applying for post-secondary schooling and financial assistance...essentially anything related to career services!

DUAL CREDIT course offerings for 2023-2024 

Dual credit means that you can earn high school AND post-secondary credits while completing a college/university course with FREE tuition while you are still in high school. 

Watch this 2 minute video to learn more about TRADES focused Dual Credit opportunities with LRSD and Lethbridge College! 


Alberta Industry Trades Information  This is the home page for Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training and contains information about the process to become a Journey person in Alberta. You can start on this path in high school!

Trade Entrance Requirements (Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training)

Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) brochure This brochure outlines the process where students in high school can begin their apprenticeship career.

Trades and Occupations list  A comprehensive list of Alberta's Registered trades, complete with career profile information for each trade.

Trades specific scholarships As a trades person, you are eligible for thousands of dollars in scholarships! Here is the link from the government website.

Green Certificate Agriculture Training The Green Certificate Program is an industry driven agricultural training program. Its apprenticeship style of delivery insures that participants learn through actively performing the skills required. This means learning, hands-on, out in the barn, field, greenhouse or corral and getting dirty!

John Taylor - Off-campus Coordinator Set up a meeting with our local off-campus coordinator to find out about opportunities for apprenticeship, work experience and volunteer credits. Students in Grades 10-12 can earn up to 5 credits a year (15 Total). 


AgCareers  Great site to learn more about numerous agricultural opportunities.

AWWOA  Alberta Water and Wastewater Operators Association has a careers section with profiles and videos about careers in the water/wastewater industry.

Cybermentor.ca  This site connects girls in grades 6 -12 with career mentors in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focused occupations.

Career Transitions  Serving southern Alberta High Schools with numerous career events

Career Trek B.C. - This website from our neighbours to the west features great information and short videos about a variety of careers.

Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta - Check out this professional association website if you think you may be interested in Accounting!

Cool Jobs  Macleans magazine profiles some very cool careers!

Engineers Canada - Learn about the wide range of Engineering roles in Canada

Goodwork.ca  Environmental jobs and green work, perfect for outdoorsy types!

Health Care Career Profiles  These profiles, provided by AHS, portray the wide range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare careers.

Learning Clicks  An up to date, interactive career development site focused on the needs of secondary students.

My Work Quest  A government of Alberta website for high school students to gain quick access to career planning and job search questions.

OCCINFO  Look up and learn about hundreds of occupations on this site!

One Week Job  True story of a UBC graduate and his search for a career! We have a copy of his documentary in our Career Services office.

Real Talk  Gain quick access to information about real careers from people who are currently working in those areas.

Road to Employment  Two recent grads take a major road trip to find out what Canadian employers are looking for.

Subject Guides - Subject Guides at Nova Scotia Community College (nscc.ca)

Lettie's list of COOL THINGS!

Have you ever thought about changing things up a bit? This list is full of opportunities for you to expand your learning to include volunteer programs, unique classroom experiences and international exchanges. Program costs range from FREE to upwards of $33,000.00 for specialized programs which offer scholarship subsidies.



There are so many ways to continue your education beyond high school! Below you will find links to College and University offerings across Canada. 

Ready to start applying?

Register with myPass first! Then, for all Alberta Institutions, you start with Apply Alberta. Each institution (and sometimes specific programs) has their own application date deadlines, as well as deadlines to qualify for entrance awards. I'm always happy to help with this process!

Alberta Post-secondary institutions

British Columbia Post-secondary institutions

Manitoba Post-secondary institutions

Ontario Post-secondary institutions

Quebec and Atlantic provinces Post-secondary institutions

Saskatchewan Post-secondary institutions


Student Aid Alberta  Lots of information on this site for Alberta students seeking scholarships and how to apply for Alberta student loan/grant funding.

Alexander RUTHERFORD Scholarship  Receive up to $2500 based on your average (which includes option courses!) in grades 10,11 and 12. Apply in August and receive your cheque in early October (generally) of your first post-secondary semester. Even if you take a gap year, you are still eligible for these funds! Don't forget to take 7 minutes out of your day and APPLY online for this funding!

ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP LISTThis list, lovingly compiled and updated by your Career Practitioner, is worth a look!

FNMI SCHOLARSHIP LIST- This list features many prestigious scholarships in a wide range of post-secondary programs!

Scholarships Canada  You can create a profile and this website will match you with potential scholarships. It takes time to sort through the list, but it could pay off in big dollars!

Scholar Tree Similar to Scholarships Canada; create a profile and review scholarship suggestions based on your personal information.

RESP information in 3 minutes! This YouTube video may be of interest if you are looking for quick information about the Registered Education Savings Program. Taking advantage of the up to $7200.00 in government contributions is a great way to help a student save for post secondary education. The government of Canada provides further information about Using your RESP when it's time to start withdrawing funds for your student's post-secondary studies. 

Loyalty Points! Fund your fees with Aeroplan Miles, TD Points and/or CIBC Aventura points. Students, family members and friends are able to convert these loyalty points to cover eligible Post Secondary fees. To find out how it works, visit Higher Ed Points online.

How much do I need? There's more to it than just tuition. Have you thought about rent, transportation, and groceries? Check out this student budget calculator by RBC to get a better understanding of just how much money you'll need for your future. 

How much may I receive as a grant? This Student Financial Assistance Estimator can tell you in a matter of seconds what you could be eligible for in terms of grants (free money!) and loans (that need to be paid back).


Looking for work? Want to build your resume and contribute to your community as a volunteer? You may benefit from a job search session with your Career Practitioner to update or create your resume, practice your interview skills and position yourself for job search success! In the meantime, check out these links:

Crowsnest Pass Chamber of Commerce  Take a look at all our local businesses. Check out their websites, give them a call, or pop in and see if they are hiring.

Crowsnest Pass Volunteer Opportunities  Volunteers are often the heart of many organizations here in the Crowsnest Pass. Have a look and see if any of these opportunities are of interest to you. Volunteering is a great way to gain some experience and build your resume!   

TECK Careers  Explore the different positions that make up the TECK Industry, everything from Geotechnical Engineer to Office Assistant.

ALIS Check out this website for information and resources to support you as you embark on your job search.

Indeed.caJobs.caSimply Hired  Explore current job postings from our local area and across the country.

Employment Standards Fact Sheet  Get answers to common questions about the rights and responsibilities of young people in the workforce.


Funding Your Future This sheet was given out at the student aid workshop held March 9th. There's a bunch of information here regarding financial supports for students pursuing Post Secondary in the Fall. 

Post Secondary Registration If you have a conditional offer of acceptance for University or College watch your email for updates regarding your registration. Many institutions are offering online support via virtual meetings. For more information, click on the links below: 

University of Alberta  University of Lethbridge  University of Calgary  SAIT


Career Services

November 2023

SchoolFinder Virtual Fall Fair

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Forest Officer - Career Exploration Session

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Would you prefer to work out of an office setting? Are you in good physical condition? Do you have an interest in forestry, wildfire operations, wildlife biology, environmental studies or stewardship?

Can you readily adapt to changing priorities working both independently and as a team in delivering a diverse workload?

If so, Forest Officer might be the career for you.

Join Trevor Nichols from the Alberta Forest Ranger program to have your questions answered.

Please register by clicking HERE

Faculty of Arts University of Calgary

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Schulich School of Engineering University of Calgary

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Geospatial Technician - Career Exploration Session

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

A Geospatial Technician, sometimes called a GIS Technician or
Geomatics Technician, uses hardware, including drones, survey
equipment, GPS, Lidar scanners, and then software to gather and create
location-based datasets to store and integrate with other data in a
Geographic Information System.

Data can be associated with agriculture, environment, hydrology,
meteorology, economics, infrastructure, transportation, epidemiology,
crime, etc. Analyzed data might solve problems, answer questions, test
hypothesis and measure interrelationships, resulting in products such as
maps, graphs, charts, and statistical reports, both in digital and paper

Join Tobi and alumni from Lethbridge College to find out more.

Register by clicking HERE

Software Developer (Databases) - Career Exploration Session

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The most familiar software are games or applications you install on your
phone or PC; but software touches many industries, and many career
opportunities exist building software used directly by businesses.

Modern software is typically written in ‘layers’. Some Software Developers
focus on the front end, or visual aspects of applications. Software Developers
working on databases work exclusively on the lower layers which are less
visual and often still command-line driven.

The software our host builds is used by other software developers who use a
database to store data for very high traffic websites.

Join Morgan to find out more.

Register by clicking HERE

Discover UVic

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Customer Service Agent (Aviation) - Career Exploration Session

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

More detail to come!

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UVic Parent Information

Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Hospital Unit Clerk - Career Exploration Session

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

More info to come soon!

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Heavy Equipment Operator - Career Exploration Session

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Discover UVic

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Police Officer - Career Exploration Session

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

..... More info to come .....

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Pilot - Career Exploration Session

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

More details to come!

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Psychologist - Career Exploration Session

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

More details to come!

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Air Traffic Controller - Career Exploration Session

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

More details to come!

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Roofer - Career Exploration Session

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

More details to come!

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Deicing Technician - Career Exploration Session

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

More details to come!

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