Every student, every day.

I am Lettie Croskery, YOUR Career Practitioner!
Please feel free to connect with me (403-915-0781 croskeryl@lrsd.ab.ca) for help with any of these things:
- Assist in identifying career and job search objectives
- Design and build effective job search tools/techniques
- Search for and apply to countless scholarships
- Research post-secondary schools and programs
- Provide referrals to career 'mentors'
- Plan and coordinate field trips to attend post-secondary institutions and special events

 

APPRENTICESHIPS

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). 

CAREER SITES

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.

 

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.

COOL THINGS LIST!

POST SECONDARY

There are so many ways to continue your education beyond high school! Below you will find links to College and University offerings across Canada. Where should I go to university? Macleans Magazine publishes an annual list of top universities in Canada. Check out their University Rankings for 2019!

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

SCHOLARSHIP & LOAN INFORMATION

Student Aid Alberta  Lots of information on this site for Alberta students seeking scholarships!

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!

2020 - 2021 Funding Guide This guide (updated every year) has all of the information you need to complete the Student Loan application form for post-secondary studies. The guide includes information about grant funding as well.

ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP LIST This 11-page list, lovingly compiled and updated by your Career Practitioner, is worth a look!

FNMI SCHOLARSHIP LIST! A list of scholarships available to FNMI students. Regularly updated and listed by the application due date.

CCHS Awards & Local Scholarships Handed out at our annual awards night. 

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).

MegaMinds Scholarship

Attention all students in grades 8 through 12!

Do you love writing?

Do you want a chance to win $1000?

To successfully apply for the scholarship, applicants must submit a short story or informational text on a topic of their choice in either English or French.

The text must consist of 400-800 words and must be targeted towards children from ages 6-13.

 

More Information

WORK/ VOLUNTEER

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.

WORKSHOP HANDOUTS AND STUDENT RESOURCES

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

Youth Science Canada Expo

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  It will be a virtual STEM immersion experience unlike any other. You will find additional information in the Visitor Overview.  Register your class or child today!

Youth Science Canada Expo

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  It will be a virtual STEM immersion experience unlike any other. You will find additional information in the Visitor Overview.  Register your class or child today!

Study and Go Abroad - Virtual Expo

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Register here 

Youth Science Canada Expo

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  It will be a virtual STEM immersion experience unlike any other. You will find additional information in the Visitor Overview.  Register your class or child today!

What Makes a Good Side-Hustle?

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Zoom-based entrepreneurship workshop for grade 10 & 11 students from UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business

• Side-hustles are micro businesses you can run out of your home to make some money
• How do you know if you have a good idea for a side-hustle business?
• Learn from UVIC, TV and industry experts how to evaluate side-hustles and other new business ideas
• Consider applying what you learn in the session in your own side-hustle this summer

See what a university entrepreneurship class is like and learn why you might want to consider UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business.

Test drive what it’s like to be in a UVIC Business classroom. This workshop is being led by Entrepreneurship faculty members Brock Smith and Claudia Smith, and will give you a taste of Gustavson and entrepreneurship through a fun and engaging session. 

Register here

  Contact Daniel Nair, UVIC Business advisor at bcom.admissions@uvic.ca for more information

Becoming a Doctor - Career Info Session

Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Activity Assistant - Vancouver Island University

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What Makes a Good Side-Hustle?

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Zoom-based entrepreneurship workshop for grade 10 & 11 students from UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business

• Side-hustles are micro businesses you can run out of your home to make some money
• How do you know if you have a good idea for a side-hustle business?
• Learn from UVIC, TV and industry experts how to evaluate side-hustles and other new business ideas
• Consider applying what you learn in the session in your own side-hustle this summer

See what a university entrepreneurship class is like and learn why you might want to consider UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business.

Test drive what it’s like to be in a UVIC Business classroom. This workshop is being led by Entrepreneurship faculty members Brock Smith and Claudia Smith, and will give you a taste of Gustavson and entrepreneurship through a fun and engaging session. 

Register here
  Contact Daniel Nair, UVIC Business advisor at bcom.admissions@uvic.ca for more information