NSO Weekly News

November 28-December 3, 2022

Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville

Hey all, Monday is Instructional day 56 of 89, and we are now 63% of the way through semester 1 for non-diploma courses. Have a great week! Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal

Strathcona County -Youth Employment Job Fair Nov 29

Strathcona County youth who are interested in seeking entry-level positions are encouraged to attend this event.

NAIT In-person Lab Tours 6-8 p.m.

From November 28 – December 1, join us on campus for our in-person lab tours to get an inside look at NAIT’s state-of-the-art labs and equipment! It's a great opportunity for students to have their program questions answered directly by instructors.

Take an in-person tour with one or more of the following programs:

  • Chemical Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Network Administrator
  • Conservation Biology
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Design Technology
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  • Geomatics Engineering Technology

  • Geoscience Technology
  • Instrumentation Engineering Technology
  • Landscape Architectural Technology
  • Nanosystems Engineering Technology
  • Network Engineering Technology
  • Petroleum Engineering Technology
  • Radio and Television
  • Wireless Systems Engineering Technology
Discover Careers in the Skilled Trades

Explore government-regulated skilled trades with the Red Seal program.

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1000Women4STEM Award (Grade 12)

NorQuest is accepting applications for the 1000Women4STEM Award. Earn one of the many bursaries currently available—valued up to $20,000—for women working full-time toward one of NorQuest’s three STEM diplomas:

The 1000Women4STEM Award covers your full tuition and provides extra financial support each academic year. NorQuest understands financial help can inform your decision when it comes to your studies. That’s why students can apply for financial support first before applying for a diploma program. Apply for the bursary by filling out the application form.

The deadline to apply for the bursary is December 1. Learn more

Upcoming events

November 29: Strathcona County Youth Employment Fair

December 5: EIPS Student Voice Forum (Agora Centre Sherwood Park)

December 6: Skills Exploration Days

December 8: Next Step Alberta Assurance Review

December 20: Last class of 2022

ApplyAlberta is an online application system that allows you to apply to one or more of Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions through a common starting point. Please contact Guidance Counsellor elli.hansen@eips.ca for assistance.

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School Advisory Council

Next meeting is January 25 in Sherwood Park. We hope you can join us in-person or virtually. Meetings start at 6 p.m. Regular attendance is not required. Please check out our school calendar and NSO Weekly News for scheduled School Advisory Council Meetings.

Next Scheduled Meetings:

January 25, 2023, March 15, 2023, April 19, 2023

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Find careers that match your skills and knowledge

Explore jobs or career options that match your skills and knowledge. Find what occupations could be a good fit for you based on the skills and knowledge you have or are interested in.

Ingenious+ Applications Now Open

Aimed at youth aged 14 to 18, Ingenious+ is an innovation challenge that inspires youth to innovate for good and to share their strategies to address problems at home, across Canada and around the world. Selected at the regional and national levels, winners can receive up to $10,000 and a customized mentorship from leading Canadian innovators. The deadline to apply is December 9.

RBC Future Launch Scholarship

The RBC Future Launch Scholarship will be awarded to those who show a clear vision for their future.

  • For Canadian youth between 15-29 years old
  • Enrolled part time in school or not in school at all
  • A Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident
  • Grades and transcripts are not required
  • Hundreds of scholarships available throughout the year
  • Not working at RBC or a dependent of someone working at RBC


Cyber Safe- Secure your connections

Your networks are the master key to your most important devices and data. Discover the steps you need to take to make sure they stay secure.

Wellness together Canada

WTC is funded through the Government of Canada. When someone calls in they reach intake right away and can be put through to a counsellor in the moment. Phone counselling is available 24/7 at 1-866-585-0445.




Adults text WELLNESS to 741741, Youth text WELLNESS to 686868

Indigenous peoples 1-855-242-3310, chat online through hopeforwellness.ca

If someone you care about is in distress 1-866-585-0445

6 Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Creating a resume is all about presentation.

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MyPass is an Alberta Education self-service website set up for Alberta students to:

  • View diploma exam results and request rescores
  • Register to write a diploma exam
  • Order High School transcripts
  • View progress towards a credential (diploma or certificate)
  • View and print a Detailed Academic Report (DAR)

Need assistance? Please contact elli.hansen@eips.ca or janet.clarkson@eips.ca

Semester 2 - Dual Credit Opportunities

Dual Credit is the ability for students to take Post-Secondary courses while still in high school. Students can earn three to five 30-level high school credits (depending on the program selected), and three university level transfer credits for any course they choose. Students may enroll in one or more great introductory courses that will serve as great exposure to Post-Secondary studies. Courses have varied delivery methods and perquisites and may be enrollment dependent. For a list of courses and a more detailed description, please have students refer to the Dual Credit Course Handbook (WINTER) and register using the linked Pre-Registration Form. For more information, please contact: careerpathways@eips.ca

Learning Clicks

Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.

Plan your Career with ALIS

Careers, Learning and Employment is a great resource. Get help writing your resume or cover letter, learn how to network and prepare for your interview and check out job search resources and labour market information.

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Hours of Operation

Students & families can access our campus during the following times:

Monday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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