EIPS Career Pathways

November 2022

The K-12 Career Pathways Journey

  1. Grade K-4 Awareness
  2. Grade 5-9 Understanding
  3. Grade 10-12 Readiness

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

Contact us at: careerpathways@eips.ca

2022 High School Apprenticeship Scholarships

EIPS would like to congratulate the recipients of the High School Apprenticeship Scholarship! Twenty-two EIPS students received a scholarship this fall for their participation in the Registered Apprenticeship Program and the Apprenticeship Credentialing Pathway, while receiving their high school diploma! For a list of the recipients, please click:

Congratulations to all of our apprenticeship recipients!

Grade 6 Opportunity: Choices Conference

CHOICES Conference - February 22/23/24, 2023 (Registration opens Nov 8)

Each year, 600 grade six girls and gender diverse students along with their teachers attend this event. Since launching CHOICES in 1991, WISEST has impacted 16,219 students and 4,005 teachers. Teams of up to four girls and/or gender diverse students from each school plus their teacher or principal will spend the day at the University of Alberta. We have included an additional virtual day for rural schools that will take place on Friday, February 24th!

Registrations will open November 8, 2022.

Semester 2 - Dual Credit

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

November 17 Get Ahead of Your Future

Hosted by Rupertsland Institute, “Get Ahead of Your Future” is an exciting day of education and interactive career stations designed for Métis youth in Alberta. To be held at the Edmonton Convention Centre on Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the unique career fair is intended to inspire Métis youth to think about their future career options and expand their horizons. Registration is FREE for all Métis students and teachers. Passes include a career theatre session, the interactive Career Hall experience, and includes all lunch & snacks for the day. Sign your Métis students up today!

To Register go to METISFUTURES.CA

Nov 17 - High School STEM opportunity: WeaveSphere STEM day

The WeaveSphere STEM Day on Thursday, November 17 is geared to high school students. Interesting projects will be presented to highlight the variety of careers related to STEM. They will outline the various education pathways, scholarships and funding opportunities available to students. The workshop features insights from industry leaders and academics, while giving teachers and students the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions. Classrooms of students and individual students can participate virtually. registration closes November 7, 2022.

November 24 - Jill Of All Trades Workshop - NAIT

This amazing workshop will expose you to a variety of trades, technology and apprenticeship programs. Jill of All Trades Day will also allow you to explore trade-focused courses available for future post-secondary education. These workshops are designed to encourage young women to consider the opportunities and benefits of a future in skilled trades and technologies.

Event: Jill of All Trades

Location 11762-106 Street (NAIT Main Campus)

Date: Thursday November 24th, 2022

Time 8:30am-3:30pm


Nov 24 - Feed Your Future Virtual Stem Workshops

Empowering Young Females to Pursue Careers in Agriculture and STEM!

Women make up less than 25% of people employed in STEM careers. According to Statistics Canada, 34% of Canadians with a STEM degree are women and they make up only 23% of Canadians working in science and technology. The gender gaps are particularly high in some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid jobs of the future, like computer science and engineering.

Giving young women equal opportunities to pursue — and thrive in — STEM careers in agriculture helps narrow the gender pay gap, enhances economic security, ensures a diverse and talented workforce and a strong and sustainable agriculture industry.

Ag for Life's Feed Your Future initiative aims to promote girls in science, technology, engineering, and math — showcasing ways to advance in education, opportunities for networking, professional development, mentorship and collaboration.

Students may register individually or teachers may register groups of students.

For a iteneray for the day and to register, click HERE!

November 26 NAIT Field Trip

The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) is sponsoring a field trip for a group of EIPS High School students to attend NAIT to provide an opportunity for students to explore engineering at NAIT for the day on Saturday, November 26.

    • Electrical Engineering Technology
      • This workshop introduces students to the Electrical Engineering Technology discipline. The hands on activity allows the student to create a miniature version of a motor control circuit that is utilized in the electrical industry. Once the circuit is completed, it will be used to control a model crane.
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology: Model Crane
      • This project introduces students to the Mechanical Engineering discipline. The activity focus on CAD design, using 3D printing for manufacture, design for assembly and introduces power transmission using a gear drive.

Electrical lab: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. lunch (students must stay on site for lunch)

Mechanical lab-12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Bussing will be provided to and from EIPS Central Office at 683 Wye Rd.


By filling out this form you will be added to the list of potential candidates. Candidates will be selected by a FIRST COME, FIRST QUALIFIED basis. Each school is guaranteed a minimum of two spots.

Semester 2 - RAP Applications

We are now accepting applications for Semester 2!

Dow, Shell, and Sherritt will be hiring qualified students for February 1 intake in the following trades:

  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
  • Steamfitter Pipefitter
  • Electrician
  • Instrument Technician
  • Welding

All positions are full time.

Students may be subject to drug and alcohol testing.

Driver’s license is required.

HCS3000 and CSTS2020 must be completed.

Please submit the following to careerpathways@eips.ca:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. RAP Internship Application Form

Nov 29 - Strathcona County - Youth Employment Job Fair November 29 at 4 PM

Strathcona County in partnership with BGC Strathcona County invite young people (aged 15-25 years) to the youth employment job fair. This is an exciting opportunity for those who are seeking opportunities to enter the workforce. At this event, you will meet potential employers, visit employment support agencies, learn about job openings, submit resumes and connect with youth-friendly businesses.

Participants are encouraged to bring copies of their resume as there will be opportunities for sharing it with potential employers.

Register HERE for this free event.

Minecraft Design Challenge: Build A School

Minecraft: Education Edition Design Challenge – Build a School!

Challenge Overview Video

Teacher Information Video

In this year's challenge, students are tasked to create a prototype for the new Sherwood Heights replacement school and build a scaled model in Minecraft. Students will work through the design process to create a prototype of the school that incorporates Alberta Infrastructure Standards, Energy & Sustainability Criteria, and Landscaping Guidelines. Throughout the challenge students will be virtually connected to community members that work on designing and building schools in their careers such as architects, landscapers, sustainability specialists, and inclusivity designers.

Once students have created their prototype, they will build their scaled design in a replica of the Sherwood Heights neighbourhood within a custom Minecraft world. For our French Immersion classes, the custom Minecraft world also comes in a French version for you to use!

To support teachers with integrating this opportunity into their classrooms, documentation has been created that outlines the specific K-12 curricular connections. Within this documentation you can view each grade and subject to see the outcomes the challenge can be linked to.

Teachers and/or students DO NOT need to be an expert in Minecraft to participate! There will be a high level of support (both asynchronously and synchronously) provided and it is a great opportunity to learn something new!

Teachers - for more information and registration click here.

Students - check with your school to see how they will be participating!

Your Future Post Secondary and Career Fair Update

This year's fair held on October 19 at the Sherwood Park Agora Centre saw over 40 post-secondary and career vendors, and 765 guests come together for an evening of information sharing and relationship building. Thank you to all the schools for sharing, promoting and supporting this event and to all the students and families who attended. We would appreciate your feedback as look to plan for future events.

Feedback link

Nov 1 - Skills in the Heartland (Grades 7-12)

Skills Canada Alberta invites you to take part in our unique, exclusive Try-A-Trade® event in the Heartland Community. Presented by several industry partners, this event will provide students with the opportunity to test-drive multiple trade and technology careers with hands-on demonstrations. They will also learn about career opportunities available to them in the Heartland Community.

Try-A-Trade® activities will include areas like Plumbing, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Welding and more!

Date: November 1, 2022

Location: ATCO Gym, Dow Centennial Centre, Fort Saskatchewan

For more information contact your student's school.

Nov 2 - Take Our Kids To Work Day!

On Wednesday November 2, 2022 grade 9 students will be participating in Take Our Kids to Work day. Take Our Kids to Work Day offers families a great chance to connect with their kids, sharing their own workplace world while learning about the goals, hopes, dreams and possibilities their child envisions for their future.

Learning Partnership Update

The Learning Partnership has undergone some changes and brought in new organizations to support and continue the programs that they offer including:

  • Take Our Kids To Work Day
  • Let's Talk Science
  • Coding Quest
  • Welcome to Kindergarten

For more information and links please go to The Learning Partnership Update.

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