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 - 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
- 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
Every School Day During the Week Check back for a Mindful Minute Task
Today's Task for March 27, 2020
Plan and Prepare a Healthy Meal :) Feel free to share pictures on our school's instagram page... We love seeing you and what you are all up to!.
Post-Secondary Information for Grade 12's
Hello! This message is aimed at hopefully alleviating some anxieties around our current COVID-19 situation and the early closure of schools. I have been in direct contact with both the Lethbridge College and the University and wanted to share information with all of you.
The Lethbridge College wanted to stress to students that due to school closures from COVID -19 this will not make post-secondary a non-option for students going forward. Once all the next steps are determined the Office of the Registrar will contact all applicants with next steps and public messaging will be released.
Any students with concerns or questions regarding the University of Lethbridge are encouraged to reach out to:
Student Recruitment Officer/Enrolment Services/Student Affairs
Accessing EI During this Difficult time
Financial Aid Q and A
Alberta Works Income Support an EI (Employment Insurance)
This is a one-page resource guide to help those who have some concerns around financial aid. The aim of this Q and A is to provide answers and solutions in a clear format.
Q: What do you do if your situation is an Emergency (meaning you are at risk of becoming homeless, facing eviction, power cut off, need medications)?
A: There are three steps you can follow:
Alberta Works would have you fill out an on-line application
(How to Apply) https://www.alberta.ca/income-support-how-to-apply.aspx
(Creating a My Digital ID account) https://myalbertasupports.alberta.ca/CitizenPortal/application.do
IF YOU ARLREADY HAVE A MyAlberta Digital ID account you can log in and get access to services using your current username and password.
If you prefer not to apply on-line there is an Income support PDF: That you can fill out and print on your computer
After Step one is completed you can call (403-381-5751) and say I have filled out my online application just wondering what my next step is?
The operator may present you with some options such as offering you a phone appointment or a scheduled appointment depending on how long services remain operational.
What we encourage not to do:
The Lethbridge Alberta Works center is currently limiting the number of people in the center; at this time, it is not recommended that people go down to the center if they don’t have to. It’s normal to feel uncertainty and anxiety but it is important to remember that there are government plans in place to help those in need.
Q: What If I must stay home due to COVID-19 (job shutdowns, needed childcare and or sickness)?
A: It is encouraged that you access E.I. Benefits.
The number to call is: (1-833-381- 2725)
Service Canada Website:
**One last note, something to be mindful of is that wait times may be longer than normal, so your patience is appreciated when dealing with these matters during uncertain times.
MyPass Account Set-Up (Attention Grade 12's)
It has come to our attention that some Grade 12 students have not yet signed up for a MyPass account, the reason that we think it is a good idea students sign up is because we want students to have full access to: Exam Marks, Transcripts, Detailed Academic Reports and progress toward graduation and all this information is available through MyPass. If you do not have a MyPass account activated please e-mail me a personal e-mail address NOT your school one so (this can be a g-mail, Hotmail, telus, shaw account) and we can make sure you are set up. Please feel free to reach out to me through e-mail at: Amanda.Mcmahon@lethsd.ab.ca
Youth One YouTube Channel
I have had the following Grocery stores reach out to me stating that they are hiring temporary and seasonal workers during this time.
- Loblaws (Superstore)
If you are healthy and looking for extra work at this time I encourage you to check out some of these places.
Also these places are implementing a payment Hero Pay Program
Ways you can make the most of this time
- Take Care of your Health: Mental and Physical... It's OK to take time!
- Volunteer to watch children for families whos parents have to work (following the health and safety recommendations)
- Work on developing your soft-skills: Soft-Skills are personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.
- Read More during this down time 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).
Executive Functioning Skills
Working on improving these skills will improve the positive outcomes you want, make you more employable and make you an asset that people seek out.
- Time Management
- Task Initiation
- Meta Cognition
4 Fundemental Emotional Intelligence Capabilities
- Self Managment
- Social Awareness
- Social Skill
Emotional Intelligence can be learned at any age, it just takes practice.
Are you looking for work? Looking to land that first job? Do you have a resume or does your current one need fixing up?. If your answer is yes to any of these questions please come see me your Career Counsellor (Amanda) in the wellness centre.
Every Lethbridge School Division student in grades 10, 11, and 12 should have a myblueprint account set up through your school e-mail. This is an incredible resource and offers a very good resume template so that you can create one on your own at home. Students are encouraged to check it out. See link Below
If for whatever reason you have trouble accessing mybleprint please send me an e-mail and I will get back to you as soon as I am able to.
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.
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!