EIPS Career Pathways

June 2022


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: To provide authentic, relevant, and engaging career opportunities and foster growth and readiness for life after school.

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Off Campus Summer School Virtual Info Session

Monday, June 13 from 6:00-6:30 p.m. Click here to join the meeting

Please join us to learn more about EIPS’ Off-Campus Education programs. This session will provide a brief overview of what to expect, and how to enroll in, Green Certificate, the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) or Work Experience as part of your high school journey.

See What Careers Match Your Abilities

Everyone has tasks that they find easier to perform over others. Occupations have different sets of tasks that use various levels and combinations of skills. Find out which careers you’re most likely to succeed in!

Student Opportunities

Early Childhood Educator

Interested in a career in Early Childhood Education? Kepler Academy is looking for students requiring a practicum placement for their Level 1 Early Childhood Educator certification. Student will complete the theory portion of this course online for five 30-level high school credits in Community Care Services (CCS) and a minimum of 3 Work Experience credits for their practicum experience. Interested students should send their resume and cover letter to: kristin.oleksyn@eips.ca.

Audio-Visual Support

The Salisbury United Church and the St. Thomas Anglican Church in Sherwood Park are looking for students experienced in audio-visual and streaming to support with their services and events. Such events may take place on evenings and weekends. This could include streaming services or operating sound and lighting equipment. Students would be required to commit to a schedule as agreed upon by the student and the church supervisor. Students will be awarded credit through Work Experience for their commitment. Further details of the positions will be discussed with the successful applicants upon interview. Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter to fred.rempel@eips.ca.

Job Talks - Refrigeration and AC Mechanic

Refrigeration, AC Mechanic and Gas Fitter. Everyone needs heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. Find out more!

Benefits of a Summer Job—Besides Pay


  • Getting a summer job can boost many skills and habits that can carry throughout a career.
  • Securing a summer job may boost a teen's confidence, as it can give them an opportunity to feel successes through the application, training, and working process.
  • Skills that working a summer job may help build include time management skills and an ability to build a network.
  • For teens who already have an idea of the future career they may want to pursue, applying for summer jobs that relate to that field can help build familiarity with and contacts in that sector.

If you haven't started looking for a job yet this summer, keep in mind that your job search is about more than earning some extra cash—it could give you the competitive edge you need to get more and better jobs in the future. Learn More

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

Discover Your Learning Style

There are several ways to learn. This quiz is a good first step in exploring how you learn. It will help you figure out which of the 3 learning types you are most like: doer, listener or seer.

Moving out for the first time?

Are you or someone you know looking to move out for the first time? Checklist for tenants

Rental rules aren’t something you want to learn by trial and error. Our renting resources give you everything you need to know: https://www.alberta.ca/landlords-tenants.aspxhttps://nts.aspx

Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) Handbook

The RTA Handbook is designed to explain the rights and responsibilities of all tenants, landlords, and agents involved in renting residential premises in Alberta under the Residential Tenancies Act and regulations.

Summer School July 4-29

Summer School allows students to earn credits, upgrade marks, lighten workloads for the year ahead or finish pre-requisite courses. Courses include:

English Language Arts 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2

Social Studies 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2

Mathematics 10C, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2

Competencies in Math 15

Science 10

Biology 20 and 30

Chemistry 20 and 30

Physics 20 and 30

Physical Education 10

Career and Life Management (CALM) 20

Extreme CTS: Film Production

Work Experience 15, 25 and 35 and Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

Preparing Youth to Build and Thrive in Future Careers

There can be so many unknowns in our futures - whether career-related or just life in general. Adopting a growth mindset and practicing key life skills can help lead you to success.

Did you know the Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs In Alberta?

1. Nurses (NOC 3012) Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses provide direct nursing care to patients, deliver health education programs and provide consultative services regarding issues relevant to the practice of nursing.

2. Delivery and Courier Service Drivers (NOC 7514) These are the people who pick up and deliver various products for dairies, drug stores, newspaper distributors, take-out restaurants, dry cleaners, mobile caterers, courier and messenger service companies. .

3. Physicians – Family (NOC 3112) and Specialists (3111) General practitioners and family physicians diagnose and treat diseases, physiological disorders and injuries. Specialists, a category that includes surgeons, diagnose and treat diseases and physiological or psychiatric disorders and act as consultants to other physicians.

4. Cooks (NOC 6322) Restaurateurs in Alberta are hurting bad for cooks as the hospitality sector faces an unprecedented labour shortage.

5. Food And Beverage Servers (NOC 6513) Restaurateurs in Alberta are also facing a serious labour shortage when it comes to servers with one vice president of the Restaurants Canada industry association calling the situation “unprecedented”.

6. Retail Sales Associates (NOC 6421) Every store has retail sales associates, those people who sell, rent or lease a range of technical and non-technical goods and services directly to consumers.

7. Transport Truck Drivers (NOC 7511) With more Canadians moving to online shopping during the pandemic, the demand for truck drivers to deliver those parcels skyrocketed even as many of these workers opted out of the workforce to avoid any risk of catching COVID-19.

8. Farm and Harvesting Workers (NOCs 8431 and 8611) Although farm work tends to be heavily seasonal, Canadian farms are always looking for good workers, especially during harvest time.

9. Carpenters (NOC 7271) The workers who build houses and other buildings and structures made of wood are in high demand in Alberta due to a building boom.

10. Material Handlers (NOC 7452) With Amazon expanding in Alberta, there are plenty of jobs for the workers who handle, move, load and unload materials by hand or using a variety of material-handling equipment. They work for transportation, storage and moving companies but can also be employed by manufacturing and processing companies and retail and wholesale warehouses.

Job Talks - Instrumentation and Control Technician

Instrumentation and control technician has everything to do with system processes such as temperatures, flows, pressures, and boiler systems!

Learn to Communicate Authentically

We all know that good communication skills mean speaking clearly, listening well, and asking the right questions. But there’s more to effective communication than that. To make sure others understand your message and you understand them, you need to be authentic. Learn More

Knowing that you have a right to feel what you feel and ask for what you need will help you be authentic—not aggressive, not “nice”—just direct, honest and respectful. Try these tips:

  • Speak clearly and simply. Try to say what you mean. If you think you may have trouble saying something you need to say, write it out or record it and practise saying it.
  • Make sure your voice matches what you want to say. Do you sound like you’re joking when you want to be serious? Do you mumble because you think it’s selfish to ask for what you need? When you state a fact, does your voice go up as if you’re asking a question? Practise matching your voice to what you want to say.
  • Be aware of your posture. You’ll be able to speak more clearly and authentically when you sit or stand tall.
  • Make eye contact. By looking the person you are speaking to in the eyes, you increase your social connection.
  • Take full, deep breaths. Is your stomach in knots? Is your heart racing? These physical signals tell you how you’re feeling. Take full, deep breaths to help you relax and stay in touch with your feelings.
  • Keep your goals in mind. Being aware of your goals can help you stay in touch with what you need.
  • Speak for yourself by using the word “I.” Using the word “you” often means you’re focusing on the other person rather than yourself. The word “I” puts you in touch with your feelings.
Skills for Success – Problem Solving

Strong problem-solving skills will help you gather the right information, identify and solve problems, and make better decisions.

Skills for Success Series

Skills for Success are the skills needed to participate and thrive in learning, work and life.

Problem Solving- Your ability to identify, analyze, propose solutions, and make decisions. Problem solving helps you to address issues, monitor success, and learn from the experience. Why this skill is important?

Every day you use information to make decisions, solve problems, and take actions. This can include thinking about different ways to complete a task and choosing the best solution, or deciding what to do first when several activities are competing for your attention. The ability to think, make decisions, and solve problems effectively improves the way you carry out activities, and meet goals and deadlines at work or in other daily life situations.

Reading- Your ability to find, understand, and use information presented through words, symbols, and images. Why this skill is important? Reading helps you to understand and interpret the meaning within the text. Strong reading skills allow you to do your job and to work safely, and efficiently. You use reading skills to learn other skills, for example, by reading online learning resources. Reading is important in day-to-day activities, such as understanding changes in travel advisories and interpreting the important messages in articles.

Job Talks - Automotive Service Technician

Everyday is different, although it will involve fixing, repairing or diagnosing issues. It’s an evolving trade. Know more!

Apprenticeship Training

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.
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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.

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.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

To recognize academic achievement of high school students and encourage them to pursue post-secondary studies. $2500. Must have a 75% minimum combined average based on five designated courses in at least one grade, may include any 2 options.