Opportunity Knocks at the Career Centre

The Career Centre is open most days from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Appointments are recommended and can be made in Student Services to see the Career Practitioner or the Off Campus teacher.

The Career Centre is available to students for help with:

  • · Career planning
  • · Resume & Cover Letter writing
  • · Job Search Skills
  • · Post-secondary exploration
  • · Work experience credit
  • · Volunteer Opportunities
  • · Job Postings

What is Career Planning?

For each student, this will likely be a different process. In the Career Centre we try and help students get to know themselves a little better to help them identify careers they would most enjoy and be successful in.

Does the Career Centre offer Career Tests and Assessments?

Yes we do. Keep in mind that career tests are a tool for a student to learn more about themselves and potential careers. There is no test that will definitely tell a student what they should do with life. The goal is for the students to learn as much as they can about themselves and their best careers so they themselves can make an informed decision.

Will the Career Centre find me a job?

We do everything we can to give students the tools to find their own jobs. That may mean assisting them with upgrading their resume and cover letter, doing practice job interviews with them and talking about job-search skills. We also have job postings in the career centre that students can look through.

Can I get High School credits for my part-time job or volunteer work?

Yes, you can! But you must make sure you first complete an on-line D2L course called HCS 3000 - Safety in the Workplace for which you get one CTS credit. Then you must make sure you have a contract and other paperwork done. We cannot give you credits for past work before your contract is signed.; however, once the paper is in place, getting credits couldn't be easier.

Start some “Test Driving”

All students and their parents are encouraged to shop around for potential universities and college to go to. Would you buy a $20,000 car without test driving it first? So take advantage of the opportunity to check out the campuses and see how you like them.

CAREER PATHWAYS

Career and Life Management (CALM) 20 (3 credits)

This is a compulsory course for Alberta High School Requirements. Ideally, this course will be taken in your Grade 11 year. Grade 11students will be scheduled into a CALM course via D2L (online learning) and includes sections on: Personal Choices, Resource Choices, Career And Life Choices.

Off Campus / Work Experience Program/ RAP

Prerequisite: All students need to complete HCS 3000 to receive work experience credits.

The Off-Campus Education Program provides an opportunity for senior high school students to enhance and apply, in real-life contexts, knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired through course work. Included in the program are Work Experience, (RAP) Registered Apprenticeship and Career Internship. Students can earn up to 20 credits towards their diploma depending on the combination of Off Campus Courses and up to 40 credits in the RAP program.

Students who have jobs are eligible to obtain Work Experience credits once they have completed HCS 3000 (Safety in the Workplace - a 1 credit module) and have a signed Off Campus Agreement in place. 1 credit equals 25 hours.

Students wanting to part of the Registered Apprenticeship Program will meet with their counsellor along with the Off Campus teacher to help determine a suitable trade and when the student should be enrolled. Check out www.tradesecrets.org for more information about trades.

Students wanting to explore a career can register in the Career Internship program. The student first decides what field they are interested in. Some choices could include working in schools, office environments and other professional occupations. In many cases the position is voluntary and is short term. Again an Off Campus Agreement must be in place.

Off-Campus Courses and Dual Credit Programs offered with CCSD in conjunction

with post-secondary institutions or CB Centres of Excellence:

  • Work Experience
  • Registered Apprenticeship Program
  • Career Internship
  • Health Care Aide program with Bow Valley College
  • Veterinary Technical Assistant with Olds College
  • Pharmacy Assistant program with SAIT
  • Carpentry program with SAIT
  • Health Care Medical Internship work program

Career Centre

Opportunity Knocks at the Career Centre

The Career Centre is open most days from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Appointments are recommended and can be made in Student Services to see the Career Practitioner or the Off Campus teacher.

The Career Centre is available to students for help with:

  • · Career planning
  • · Resume & Cover Letter writing
  • · Job Search Skills
  • · Post-secondary exploration
  • · Work experience credit
  • · Volunteer Opportunities
  • · Job Postings

What is Career Planning?

For each student, this will likely be a different process. In the Career Centre we try and help students get to know themselves a little better to help them identify careers they would most enjoy and be successful in.

Does the Career Centre offer Career Tests and Assessments?

Yes we do. Keep in mind that career tests are a tool for a student to learn more about themselves and potential careers. There is no test that will definitely tell a student what they should do with life. The goal is for the students to learn as much as they can about themselves and their best careers so they themselves can make an informed decision.

Will the Career Centre find me a job?

We do everything we can to give students the tools to find their own jobs. That may mean assisting them with upgrading their resume and cover letter, doing practice job interviews with them and talking about job-search skills. We also have job postings in the career centre that students can look through.

Can I get High School credits for my part-time job or volunteer work?

Yes, you can! But you must make sure you first complete an on-line D2L course called HCS 3000 - Safety in the Workplace for which you get one CTS credit. Then you must make sure you have a contract and other paperwork done. We cannot give you credits for past work before your contract is signed.; however, once the paper is in place, getting credits couldn't be easier.

Start some “Test Driving”

All students and their parents are encouraged to shop around for potential universities and college to go to. Would you buy a $20,000 car without test driving it first? So take advantage of the opportunity to check out the campuses and see how you like them.

CAREER PATHWAYS

Career and Life Management (CALM) 20 (3 credits)

This is a compulsory course for Alberta High School Requirements. Ideally, this course will be taken in your Grade 11 year. Grade 11students will be scheduled into a CALM course via D2L (online learning) and includes sections on: Personal Choices, Resource Choices, Career And Life Choices.

Off Campus / Work Experience Program/ RAP

Prerequisite: All students need to complete HCS 3000 to receive work experience credits.

The Off-Campus Education Program provides an opportunity for senior high school students to enhance and apply, in real-life contexts, knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired through course work. Included in the program are Work Experience, (RAP) Registered Apprenticeship and Career Internship. Students can earn up to 20 credits towards their diploma depending on the combination of Off Campus Courses and up to 40 credits in the RAP program.

Students who have jobs are eligible to obtain Work Experience credits once they have completed HCS 3000 (Safety in the Workplace - a 1 credit module) and have a signed Off Campus Agreement in place. 1 credit equals 25 hours.

Students wanting to part of the Registered Apprenticeship Program will meet with their counsellor along with the Off Campus teacher to help determine a suitable trade and when the student should be enrolled. Check out www.tradesecrets.org for more information about trades.

Students wanting to explore a career can register in the Career Internship program. The student first decides what field they are interested in. Some choices could include working in schools, office environments and other professional occupations. In many cases the position is voluntary and is short term. Again an Off Campus Agreement must be in place.

Off-Campus Courses and Dual Credit Programs offered with CCSD in conjunction

with post-secondary institutions or CB Centres of Excellence:

  • Work Experience
  • Registered Apprenticeship Program
  • Career Internship
  • Health Care Aide program with Bow Valley College
  • Veterinary Technical Assistant with Olds College
  • Pharmacy Assistant program with SAIT
  • Carpentry program with SAIT
  • Health Care Medical Internship work program