Youth Career

About Us

Vision

To provide a community based partnership in South Eastern Alberta that integrates academic, applied learning and career awareness to support youth in making a successful transition from school to work or post-secondary education.

Goal

Through a coordinated effort, youth will have optimal access to career development resources and be better prepared to take advantage of relevant learning and workplace opportunities.

Guiding Principles

  • That learners are central to what we do.
  • Honesty, integrity, compatibility of purpose, trustworthiness and reliability describe the relationship between members of the partnership and youth.
  • Efforts will be directed toward enhancing youth career exploration and development in the trades and selected career pathways.
  • Goals, expectations, informed decisions and successes are based on a clear statement of purpose, evaluative strategies, measures, and performance assessments, which guide healthy and energetic actions.
  • Resources (human and fiscal) will be shared to maximize opportunities for youth career development.
  • Provincial networking and sharing of "best practices" by Careers: The Next Generation and other partnerships will be encouraged.

Objectives

  • To establish partnerships with organizations that will support our goals.
  • To market programs to the key stakeholders in South Eastern Alberta communities i.e. students, parents, businesses.
  • To assist in establishing workplace opportunities for students to explore career pathways and to enhance employability skills.
  • To support the coordination of career development initiatives, such as Registered Apprenticeship Program, Co-op Apprenticeships, Health Services Summer Internships, Career Prep, Skills Canada, Career Fairs, Junior Achievement, and Take Our Kids to Work.
  • To build a future talent pool for South Eastern Alberta in the trades, health services, and other career pathways.
  • To promote the goals of Alberta Education:
    1. High Quality Learning Opportunities
    2. Excellence in Student Learning Outcomes
    3. Success for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Students
    4. Highly Responsive and Responsible Education System
  • To encourage a better understanding of the value and purpose of Employability Skills Portfolios to our students, parents, and community.
  • To provide a clearinghouse for information and resources to educators.