The word "career" derives from the Latin language carrus, referring to a chariot. If you consider this, the aim of our career counselling program is to help students to be successful both in school and their transition post high school. We want to provide students with the tools and resources to be prepared for their preferred futures. Recognizing that not all students will go on to post-secondary, we want to provide services that will enable students to be marketable for employment. As a Student Services team, we work closely to help increase high school completion rates by focusing on the needs of each individual student.
Our Career Counsellor is available to meet individually with students to discuss and assist with the following topics:
- High school course planning and review of graduation requirements
- Career assessment and interest inventories
- Coordinate the Work Experience and RAP programs
- Researching occupations
- Post-secondary planning and applications
- Writing resume and cover letters
- Job search and interview preparation
- Enrolling in safety courses for workplace readiness
- Finding scholarship funding
- Providing reference letters
We also offer many services to students and parents:
- Access to myBlueprint, our online career and life planning program for grades 9-12
- Organize post-secondary visits and guest speakers on various career topics
- Plan the annual ELAA Post-Secondary tour in the fall
- Provide calendar dates for open house events in the fall
- Coordinate our scholarship program
Throughout the year, Mrs. Dribnenki will be meeting with students by appointment. Parents and students are welcome to request an appointment by either contacting the school or our Career Counsellor directly at 780-623-4271 ext 130.
Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
RAP allows high school students who are interested in a trade to begin their apprenticeships while still being a full-time student. Students can earn high school credits and be eligible for a RAP Scholarship in their graduating year. More information about this program can be found at Tradesecrets.
The Green Certificate allows students to earn high school credits while gaining hands-on experience working in one of the following areas: Bee Keeper Production, Cow–Calf Beef Production, Dairy Production, Equine Technician, Feedlot Beef Production, Field Crop Production, Irrigated Field Crop Production, Sheep Production, and Swine Production.
Duel-Credit Post Secondary Programming
The Alberta Dual Credit Framework identifies dual credit as programming that is authorized and funded by Alberta Education in which grade 10, 11, or 12 students can earn both high school credits and credits that count toward a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree, including a journey person certificate.
Helpful Links and Resources:
Alberta Education (Diploma Requirements) https://www.alberta.ca/graduation-requirements-credentials-and-credits.aspx
Apprenticeship & Industry Training Tradesecrets.alberta.ca
Alberta Learning Information System https://alis.alberta.ca/