Career Centre

Welcome to the Career Centre Services Webpage

It is our hope that is webpage will provide you with information about career planning and bring you an awareness about post-secondary options that are available (work, apprenticeship, college and university).

Through this website you can access tools that will help you make a more informed decisions about life after high school.  Some Examples Include:

  • assessing goals
  • using career exploration tools to assess interests and strengths
  • creating a resume
  • researching occupations and pathways to employment
  • choosing appropriate high school courses to reach your goals
  • investigating post-secondary options

 

LCI Career Newsletter - March 2020
LCI Career Newsletter - February 2020
LCI Career Newsletter - January 2020
LCI Career Newsletter - December 2019
LCI Career Newsletter - November 2019
LCI Career Newsletter - September 2019

(Local Lethbridge) Post-Secondary Information Resources

Both the Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge provide an array of future student supports that include but are not limited to:

  • Program Explanations and Information
  • Academic Advising and Program Planning
  • Financial Aid/Awards and Bursary's
  • Residence and Housing supports
  • Student for a day
  • Campus Tours
  • Admissions support
  • Accessibility & Disability Support Services
  • Testing Services 
  • International Student Services

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College

Georgi MacInnis

Recruiter

Email: Georgiana.macinnis@lethbridgecollege.ca

Phone: 403-320-3202 x. 5351

How to be Ready College FAQhttps://lethbridgecollege.ca/we-are-ready

The Lethbridge College awards application is now open.

This year Lethbridge College is offering more awards than ever including 30 new $1000 awards specifically for southern Alberta high school graduates. New students have until July to apply.

One electronic application is all that is required to be in the running.

The application can be found at: Lethbridgecollege.ca/awards

My Blueprint

What is myBlueprint?

My Blueprint is a "one stop shop" it is a tool that all Lethbridge School Division high-school students have access to once the student sets up their account using either their school or home username and password.

My Blueprint is an inquiry-based approach that follows a comprehensive education and career planning process that meets the learning needs and interests of all students. It is a tool aimed to help students: Learn, Explore, Reflect, and Plan for what might be next in the future.

What can you do using myBlueprint?:

  • Complete Who am I assessments
  • High School Planner that is linked to (Mypass): the students Alberta Education account, in this section there is a graduation indicator checklist. You can also see how much money you have towards the Rutherford Scholarship.
  • Post-Secondary tab: there are three options with this tab (1). Apprentice so if you are in any way interested in the Trades you will click this tab. (2). College and University Tab these search all the Colleges and Universities in Canada and give you a compressive list of programs. (3). The third tab is workplace and gives you a list of local employers looking for workers.
  • Work: Create a Resume, Cover Letter, Explore occupations, Job Search

It's truly an incredible one tool that does it all. We encourage you to take time to work in this program.

They offer amazing support and assistance if you get stuck or need help you just need to call them

1-888-901-5505 or e-mail at: support@myBlueprint.ca

RESUME SUPPORT

Resume Support

Are you looking for work? Looking to land that first job? Do you have a resume or does your current one need fixing up?

myBlueprint  is an incredible and easy resource that offers a very good resume template so that you can create one on your own.

Steps

  • Log In using the user name and password that you created
  • On the Left hand side you will see a drop down menu you want to choose Work
  • Click on the Resume Tab
  • On the Top right hand side you will see a + button that says create resume and you are good to go
  • Once you are finished you have some choices to preview it, then export it and save it to your personal files as a PDF or Word Document either on your school account or on your home computer.

Money $$$ Scholarships, Bursaries, Grant Resources

Scholarship Resources

Scholar Tree:

Make an Account with www.scholartree.ca Today and get instant access to many scholarships. Don't Wait Apply today.

  • Applying for scholarships is like a full time job it take time and effort and each one is so unique and individual in and of itself.
  • Think outside the box Are you good at Sports? Do you identify as religious? there are scholarships for all sorts of things besides just getting good grades. Some examples include but are not limited to: Leadership, Volunteering, Working, Where you bank, Financial needs, newcomers, even where your parents work might have a scholarship, so it's worth taking some time to do the work to research. 

99 Scholarship:  

https://99scholarships.ca/

Alberta Student Aid

https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/

  • It is worth noting that every single individual school/institution will have it's own unique and individual awards and scholarships system, this information can be easily found on the schools website.
  • It is also worth mentioning that within your research you might find a lot of cross over or the same scholarship posted on several different sources this is normal

2019-2020 FUNDING GUIDE: This guide is updated every year and has all the information you need to complete the Student Loan Application form for Post-Secondary Studies. The guide includes information about grant funding as well.

https://studentaid.alberta.ca/media/165832/fundingguide2019-20.pdf

Scholarships Canada (you will need to sign up and create an account)

https://www.scholarshipscanada.com/

YCONIC.COM (You will have to Sign Up and create and account)

https://yconic.com/

Student Awards (You will need to Sign Up and Create an account)

https://studentawards.com/

Government of Canada (Can Learn)

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/education/student-aid.html

International Scholarships (Sponsored in partnership with the Government of Canada)

https://www.educanada.ca/scholarships-bourses/index.aspx?lang=eng

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship: Students have the opportunity to Receive up to $2500 based on your average (which includes option courses!) in grades 10,11 and 12. You are eligible to apply in August and you will receive your cheque in early October (generally) of your first post-secondary semester.

https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships/alexander-rutherford-scholarship/

Please refer to the link below for a 9 page (That's right you read that right 9 pages!) PDF Document Scholarship list organized by season to apply. This is worth taking the time to look at. Let it be your one stop shop for applying to scholarships.

file:///H:/Career%20Practitioner%20Role/Scholarships/Alberta%20High%20School%20SCHOLARSHIP%20LIST%20-%20June%202019.pdf

Do you identify as FNMI please check out this cool list of scholarships you can apply to please note it is 5 Pages so take the time to check it out.

file:///H:/First_Nations_Metis_and_Inuit_Scholarship_list_updated_November_2019.pdf

EVENTS

In this section stay tuned and check back for updated regular FREE community events that help with 

  • Job Searching: Employer connection events such as Job Fairs
  • Career Exploration Events: Example "EPIC Day" and World of Choices
  • Post-Secondary Events: examples include School site visits/Open Houses

FREE Community Agencies that Support and Offer Youth Services

McMan Youth, Family and Community Services

http://bgclethbridge.com/the-mat-youth-centre.html 

Boys and Girls Club (MAT Youth Centre)

https://www.youthone.ca/    Youth One

https://youth.ab.ca/   5th on 5th Youth Services: Work Experience, F.L.I. Program

https://mcmansouth.ca/sw_mdap.html McMan Youth, family, and Community Services Association: (Meaningful Daily Activity Program)

https://traininginc.ca/career-services/ Training Inc.: Career and Employment Services

https://www.careersnextgen.ca/ Careers the Next Generation: Opportunities in the Trades

https://saamisaboriginal.ca/ Saamis Aboriginal Employment & Training Association

https://abilityresource.ca/ Job Links Ability Resource Association: Provides opportunities and supports for people with disabilities

 

Success Tips and Tricks

  • Take Care of your Health: Mental and Physical
  • Volunteer
  • Work on developing your soft-skills: Soft-Skills are personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.
  • Read More work on professional development...this makes you more employable to work opportunities down the road
  • Complete things you have been putting off (examples: making a resume, volunteer your time to the food bank, donate blood, clean your room and donate clothes you no longer use).
  • Adapt a Growth Mindset vs a Fixed Mindset: Be willing to try, learn, grow and explore. Also be willing to start where you are and work your way up. Managing expectations when trying anything new or learning a new skill
  • Ask Questions! There is no such thing as a stupid question. You don't know what you don't know, but if you never ask you will never know
  • Give it time: you wont be perfect and have everything figured out right away but sticking with it will make sure you get in your groove sooner than later
  • Have good self-awareness and self-management