Career Services

Beginning in Fall 2020, Lettie Croskery will be the Career Practitioner working with CCHS. 

A note from Lettie Croskery, your 2020/ 2021 Career Practitioner...

Please feel free to email (croskeryl@lrsd.ab.ca), text or call (403-915-0781) me during the summer! I look forward to working with you. 

Here are some updates we think you may be interested in knowing about for SUMMER 2020!


Interested in taking part in some post-secondary programming this summer? Most colleges and universities offer amazing summer camps for high school students. Despite the closure of in-person camps, many virtual opportunities for exploration are available. Check out this LIST for ideas! Everything from International Law at McGill University to Dinosaurs 101 through University of Alberta.


ARE YOU AT LEAST 15 YEARS OF AGE and earned $5000 or more in 2019? Did you lose a job because of the COVID-19 virus? You may be eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. The CERB provides funding of $2000.00 every 4 weeks for up to 16 weeks. You can earn up to $1000 per month while collecting CERB.


If you don't qualify for CERB, you may qualify for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) which provides $1250.00/month (or $1750.00/month for students with dependents or who have permanent disabilities) up to August 2020 if you have been unable to secure summer work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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). Talk with John to learn more!

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.

Career Cruising  log in using our school username (crowsnest) and password (careers). See Jennifer for your individual login information.

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 (EPIC is on Feb. 13, 2019!)

Cool Jobs  Macleans magazine profiles some very cool careers!

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.

COOL OPPORTUNITIES

Have you ever thought about changing things up a bit? This list (compiled by Lettie Croskery, a fellow LRSD Career Practitioner) 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!

2019 - 2020 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.

SCHOLARSHIP LIST! Regularly updated with 10 pages of scholarships, listed by the application due date. ALL of these scholarships are for high school students.

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, trasportation, 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. 

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

Please email/ text/ call me if you have questions or would like help! 

Canada Emergency Response Benefit
ARE YOU AT LEAST 15 YEARS OF AGE and earned $5000 or more in 2019? Did you lose a job because of the COVID-19 virus? Did you have to quit your job to help support your family or care for younger siblings? You may be eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.

Canada Emergency Student Benefit 
The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) provides financial support to post-secondary students, and recent post-secondary and high school graduates who are unable to find work due to COVID-19. This benefit is for students who do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Employment Insurance (EI). To find out if you are eligible or to apply, click HERE

UPCOMING CAREER EVENTS (REMOTE ACCESS)

SAVE THE DATE!

What: SAIT Information sessions
Where: You're screen!
When: Multiple dates beginning April 8th through June 24th
Who: Prospective students grades 10,11 & 12
Registration Required: YES! Link HERE
Cost: FREE

What: Olds College Virtual Tour
Where:You're screen! Link HERE (at bottom of page)
When: At your convenience
Who:Prospective students grades 10,11 & 12
Registration Required: No
Cost: FREE

2020/2021 CAREER EVENTS

2020-2021 Career Event Calendar (Link will be posted in the Fall). All the important dates for post-secondary open houses, fairs, workshops and off-site experiences! 


SAVE THE DATE!

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