Grades 8, 9 and 10 are the best time to start exploring different careers. In fact, the more you know about careers now, the easier it will be to make decisions about your Career and Technology (CTS) high school courses.
For some careers, you can get additional high school and post-secondary credits just by completing CTS programs in grades 10 to 12. These are called dual credit courses and some of them start in Grade 10 and are continued through to Grade 12. That’s one good reason to start planning your future now.
Alberta Apprenticeship Trades: What trades can I choose from? How long is each course?
Alberta Dual Credit: Earn both high school and post-secondary credits for the same course.
ALIS: Planning for Post-Secondary: Grade 10, 11 and 12 checklists.
ALIS: Create Your Custom Career Poster-High School: A visual road map of career choices.
Calgary Board of Education: Get Ready, Get Set, Go for It: A guide to High School courses.
Explore IT: For Grade Nine Girls.
RAP Program: The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is an Alberta Education program that allows high school students (Grades 10 to 12) to begin their apprenticeship training while going to high school.
RVSD: Mechanics Training Centre: A partnership between Rocky View Schools' and Cam Clark Ford to provide classes to students with an interest in Automobile Mechanics.
Youth Employment Centre: The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre is an employment, career development and job finding resource for youth.