CAREERS connects employers with dedicated, motivated students who are interested in learning the employer’s business. For students, this is a chance to get a closer look at a potential career and start building experience – for employers, it’s a chance to develop their next generation of skilled employees. We work in partnership with schools and employers around the province to develop the future workforce Alberta needs.
We handle the process of assessing student applicants, matching businesses with interns who will be an asset to their company, and providing ongoing support to help everyone get the most out of the internship. There’s no obligation to keep employing your intern after the program ends, but many businesses choose to – through our programs, they find capable and loyal employees who become drivers of their company’s continued success.
Engaged, well-trained employees are vital to any company’s success. Working with student interns through CAREERS helps businesses cultivate and recruit the kind of workers they want to hire. Hiring a student intern is also a way to show Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training your company’s support in growing a skilled workforce.
All internships through CAREERS must pay at least minimum wage. However, you may be eligible for various subsidies and incentives that offset the cost of paying your intern. Speak to a CAREERS Program Coordinator to learn more.
Your current star employees are great people for your future ones to learn from. Many of our employer partners share that mentoring an intern is a rewarding experience for their teams, boosting employee engagement and giving them a chance to share their expertise.
CAREERS matches employers with students who are curious, eager to learn and invested in making the most of the opportunity. We’re committed to making the internship experience a win for both students and employers, and we find you the candidates who will make great additions to your team.
“We have developed several students who now are leaders in our organization and some of our best techs.”
“You gain a wide variety of skills and have many great mentors and supporters through your apprenticeship.”
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Absolutely! In fact, former student interns make great employees because they already have training and interest in your industry.
Yes. Our student interns must be on track to graduate to participate in a CAREERS program. We stress to our students that a high school diploma is necessary for their career path.
If the problems aren’t resolved by talking to the student and coordinator, you have the right to terminate a student’s placement or employment for cause at any time.
Free. We are a not-for-profit charitable organization. Our funding is through government, industry and donations.