Career Planning

Print materials and resources for career and post-secondary planning are available in the Counselling area.

myblueprint.ca
http://www.myblueprint.ca/ (New user activation key = “foothills”; requires your 9-digit AB Ed#))
An excellent interactive career resource designed for people of all ages searching for career options, or planning future education opportunities with valuable links that are updated regularly.

Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS)
www.alis.gov.ab.ca
ALIS (pronounced, ‘Alice’) is the provincial gateway for career, learning and employment information and services in Alberta. The site is provided through a provincial government partnership (Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry, Alberta Education, and Alberta Advanced Education and Technology) and  provides information to help Albertans with career planning, post-secondary education and training, educational funding, job search, labour market trends, and workplace issues.

CAREERinsite
http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/careerinsite/home.asp
This introduction to the career planning process links you to relevant information on the ALIS website. It also refers you to more resources to help you get where you want to go.

OCCinfo
http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/occinfo/
Check out over 500 occupations and get all the details, from duties, working conditions, salaries and advancement opportunities to personal characteristics and educational qualifications.

Tradesecrets
http://www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca/
Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training site for those looking for a career in the skilled trades. Industries that rely on apprenticeship training – including construction, transportation, manufacturing and services – have been growing and need new workers. These jobs are highly skilled and pay well. Governments have responded to this need for skilled people and have invested more in the apprenticeship system. This means new facilities and equipment and more classes.  Tradesecrets is the site with up-to-date and complete Alberta information.