Welcome to the LCI Career Centre!
Career Practitioner - Amanda McMahon
403-328-9606 ext 24109
Hello LCI Students! My role as Career Practitioner is to provide you with information about career planning and bring you an awareness about post-secondary options that are available (work, apprenticeship, college and university).
By meeting with me, you can access tools and participate in activities that will help you make a more informed decision about life after high school. Sample activities we may engage in are as follows:
- 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
I am available for appointments Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 8:00am and 3:30pm and Fridays between 8:00am and 12:30pm in the Wellness Centre
LCI Career Newsletter - December 2019
LCI Career Newsletter - November 2019
LCI Career Newsletter - September 2019
LCI Career Newsletter-April 2019
LCI Career Newsletter-March 2019
LCI Career Newsletter-February 2019
- Apply Alberta
- ALIS - How to Pay for School
- Student Aid Alberta
- Canada Student Loans
- Scholarships Canada
- Scholar Tree
- Green Certificate
- Registered Apprenticeship Program
- Work Experience
- Alberta Apprenticeship Industry and Training
- Careers The Next Generation
- Career Transitions
- Junior Achievement
- Parent Guide-Career Planning With Your Teen
U of L Information Booth
Information Lunch Booth
Recruitment Services from University of Lethbridge
Where: LCI Main Foyer: 11:49-12:24
When: December 12, 2019
Students are invited to chat with recruitment services and get your questions answered before the early admissions deadline of December 15, 2019.
Pay off your Library Fines for FREE
Do you have fines at the Library?
From December 1-15 if you bring in non expired, non perishable food items to the Library this will go towards any fines that you have.
Every food item donated will count as $5 towards fines and all food items collected will be delivered to the interfaith food bank.
Students Against Drinking and Driving Paper Bag Campaign
Please see Amanda McMahon in the Wellness Centre if you are interested in decorating a paper bag in support of the students against drinking and driving campaign.
Please see the website below for more details.
There is a whole list that is updated regularly hanging on the job board in the wellness centre of opportunities for youth to get involved in.
E.P.I.C (Exploring Possible Industries and Careers) Day
Are you in Grade 10, 11 or 12? You won't want to miss this!
E.P.I.C. Day is an interactive engagement day held at Exhibition Park where students can explore career possibilities from the areas of Health, STEM: (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Agriculture, and the Trades.
Please see your Career Practitioner (Amanda McMahon) in the wellness centre to sign up.
Fall in Love with your Future: Career and Community Resource Fair
Where: Victoria Park High School (Gym)
When: February 26, 2020
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 p.m.
Who: Open to all LCI High-School Students to attend.
Purpose: To give students exposure to opportunities related to education, training, careers, and community services that can support them as they work towards their future goals.
In our Wellness Centre our Job Board is updated weekly with current employment opportunities.
Right now there is a high need for many seasonal jobs in areas of retail and hospitality services. Sometimes seasonal employment is a good start to new workers and helps you develop your resume and gain skills and connections along the way. The good thing to about seasonal work is that it doesn't last forever so it is a win-win to put a few dollars in your pocket for the upcoming holiday season.
Rock the Diploma
Attention students and parents.....
Are you feeling stressed? Do you want to feel more empowered and confident come exam time? If this sounds like you, I encourage you to check out the Rock the Diploma Program.
Check out the website:
Students are encouraged this month to educate yourself to make better choices around money.
The Free MyBlueprint account that every student has access to has great resources, tips and tricks for money management check it out.
What is budgeting?
Budgeting means tracking monthly income and expenses to monitor where your money is going and to make sure that your money is being used wisely.
Managing Your Money
Set financial goals - Think about why you are saving and consider setting goals to help motivate you.
Make a list of your income and expenses, and then add it to the budgeting tool.
Watch your debt.
Make good choices.
Develop your Soft Skills
"Soft Skills" are personal character traits and interpersonal skills for working with others. When you spend some time cultivating these skills you will find improvements in all areas of your life: School, Work, and Relationships.
Generally employers look for workers with a sense of these soft skills.
Career Planning in 5 minutes
5 Things To Do in 5 Minutes...To Help You Figure Out Your Career Path
Here are 5 things you can do in the next 5 minutes to help you figure out what job you want and how to get it:
1. Name 3 things you really like to do.
2. Name 3 things you’re good at.
3. Name 3 things you like learning about.
4. Name 3 adults who are good at the things you like to do.
5. Name 3 jobs you think you might be interested in.
Now you’ve got a list. Here’s what to do with it:
• Notice if any of the items in 1 are the same as the items in 2 or 3.
o Keep this in mind as you recognize your strengths.
• How do the adults you identified in 4 make their living? Do they use the things they’re good at?
o If you know them, ask. If they’re celebrities, research them online.
• Try searching the items you named in 1, 2, & 3 and add “jobs” to the search
o e.g. "mountain biking" or "snowboarding"+"jobs". Explore what turns up.
• Do the jobs in 5 involve any of the things in 1, 2, or 3? If you don’t know, search the jobs to find out.
Now you're 5 steps closer!
Community Agencies that Support Youth
Boys and Girls Club (MAT Youth Centre)
https://www.youthone.ca/ Youth One
https://youth.ab.ca/ 5th on 5th Youth Services
Check out these FREE Community Agencies with excellent programing and activities available for youth!