EIPS Career Pathways

September 2022

Welcome Back EIPS!

Career Pathways is designed to develop skills that students can apply in their daily lives when preparing for entry into the workplace or for further learning opportunities. Competencies achieved will allow students to make relevant connections with work and/or post-secondary training.


Our Mission: The Career Pathways focus will build confident, well rounded citizens through creating a Division-wide, centrally developed Strategic Plan that is designed to help students explore and achieve their goals to become competent, successful, and contributing members of society.


Career Pathways Overview:


  • Fosters growth and success for every student by supporting their journey from early learning through high school completion and beyond, and enhances education through communication, engagement and relationships. ​
  • Career Pathways is about building awareness, understanding and readiness for a pathway that helps students acquire self-esteem, self-respect and fulfillment in life. ​
  • Conversations about Career Pathways will take place throughout a student’s journey from K-12. ​
  • Students have the opportunity to explore numerous career pathways and possibilities which develops their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values as they work towards entering post-secondary or the workforce. ​
  • Opportunities to personalize their learning, identify and explore their interests, manage transitions and build partnerships while developing competencies.



The K-12 Career Pathways Journey


Grade K-4 Awareness

Students discover themselves by understanding their likes and dislikes and become familiar with the idea of “work.” Hands-on learning opportunities and awareness-building resources emphasize the process of exploration over a final destination. ​

“Who am I?” ​

“What are my personal characteristics?” ​

“What is possible for me?” ​

“How do I like to learn?”


Grade 5-9 Understanding

Students begin to understand opportunities available to them and connect those opportunities to interests they identified in the Awareness stage. During this time, students explore and reflect on a variety of experiences to help them plan their next steps. ​

Make plans and map out how to get there (Goal Setting) ​

Gain hands-on experience ​

Think about “next steps”


Grade 10-12 Readiness

Students continue to set goals and further develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that increase their readiness to successfully transition beyond high school. With the involvement of community partners, students develop transferable skills, understand how their personal interests play an important role in exploring careers and reflect on skills they excel at. ​

“Am I taking the right courses?” ​

“Who can support me in my school or community?” ​

“Who can help me answer my questions?” ​

Explore the realities of work ​

Transition into post-secondary and/or world of work ​

Obtain dual credit, certification and credentials



Career Pathways Team: Ms. K. Oleksyn, Mr. F. Rempel and Mr. R. Leatherdale

Contact us at: careerpathways@eips.ca

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Your Future: Career & Post Secondary Fair 2022

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 6pm

401 Festival Lane

Sherwood Park, AB

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Take Our Kids To Work Day November 2, 2022!

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Off Campus Education includes opportunities through Work Experience, Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), Green Certificate and Dual Credit.

Work Experience 15/25/35

Off Campus courses that provide experiential learning activities as part of a planned school program under the supervision of an off-campus education coordinator. Work Experience courses are components of off-campus education learning. These provide opportunities for students to:

  • apply, in the workplace, knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired through other course work
  • discover their career interests and aptitudes in meaningful work activities, situated in community-based work stations and work sites in industry, and community service.
  • earn high school credits


HCS3000: Workplace Safety Systems (1 credit)- is the required prerequisite of the first work experience course taken by a student.


For more information follow this link to the Course Outline.

Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

Apprenticeship is a training program that combines on-the-job training, work experience, and technical training in a trade. From day 1, apprentices earn a salary for their time on the job. An apprenticeship training program lasts 1 to 4 years depending on the trade. Are you interested in becoming an apprentice?


Check out these resources:

  • Tradesecrets—This Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training website offers information about training, certification, scholarships, financial assistance and more as well as resources for employers, employees and apprentices.
  • Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) for high school students—This program allows high school students to earn credits toward an apprenticeship program and a high school diploma at the same time.



For more information follow this link to the Course Outline.

Green Certificate Program

Green Certificate provides students with opportunities to enter a variety of agriculture-related, structured learning pathways as a part of their senior high school program and to earn up to 16 Grade 12 diploma credits and a credential leading to a career in agribusiness. There is no deadline for applications.


Students learn on the job, under the direction of experienced farm personnel and under the supervision and administration of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) and Alberta Education. Students select one of the specializations and under the guidance of their trainer, work towards mastering all skills within their training program: Beekeeper, Cow calf beef, Dairy, Equine, Feedlot beef, Field crop, Greenhouse, Irrigated field crop, Poultry, Sheep, & Swine production.



For more information follow this link to the Course Outline.

Dual Credit

What is it? Dual Credit is the ability to take Post-Secondary courses while still in high school. Earn 5 30-level credits in high school towards grad requirements and 3 University level course credits for any course you choose. Enroll in one or more great introductory courses that will serve you well as a great exposure to postsecondary studies.


The 2022-23 Dual Credit Handbook and Registration Form now live!

22-23 Dual Credit Handbook

22-23 Student Pre-Registration Form

Career and Technology Studies (CTS) and Career and Technology Foundations Clusters


A cluster is a group of CTS courses within an occupational area that represents broad industry commonalities. Clusters in CTS are aligned with the National Occupational Classification (NOC) and function as an organizing tool for the CTS program​


Business, Administration, Finance & Information Technology

Health, Recreation & Human Services

Media, Design & Communication Arts

Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

Trades, Manufacturing & Transportation


Each cluster is comprised of occupational areas that include related courses. Clusters connect learning outcomes specific to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for related occupational areas.

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