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Career Exploration

Alberta Apprenticeship Trades: What trades can I choose from? How long is each course?

Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS): Occupational Profiles – Summaries include working conditions and wages.

Calgary Board of Education (CBE): Career and Technology Centre: Explore credentialed, dual-credit, pre-placement program options and more at the CBE’s Lord Shaughnessy High School.

Career Videos by ALIS: 251 short videos about individual careers.

Careers in Construction: An overview of new trends in the trades, plus a section on how to talk to your parents about your career choice.

Careers in Trades: Reasons to consider the trades from Canadian Apprenticeship Forum-Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA), an inclusive national body that brings together all players in apprenticeship training.

Careers: The Next Generation: A unique, non-profit organization raising youth awareness of career options and helping students earn while they learn through paid worksite internships.

Career Trek (BC): 95 short videos of featured careers in British Columbia.

CurioCity: Discover how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are important to your life and future career. CurioCity showcases STEM in everyday life and connects you with Canada’s STEM community.

Government of Canada: Services for Youth: Information and resources to help you learn more about different occupations and industries in Canada.

Red Seal Trades: Learn about the Red Seal Program, the Canadian standard of excellence for skilled trades.

Skills Alberta: Skills Canada Alberta (SCA) is a not-for-profit provincial association, which seeks to reposition trade and technical careers as a first choice career option for youth in Alberta. Hosts of local, regional and national and international skills competitions for youth in the trades.

Trades Alberta: Easy to read illustrated guide to the trades in Alberta.