What is CAREERS: The Next Generation?

When it comes to big decisions – like choosing a career – knowing what you like and don’t like makes things easier. And we think the best way to find out what you like is to try things.

Internships let you “test drive” a career. CAREERS works in partnership with schools and employers to offer internships all around Alberta, in all kinds of different fields, so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a job that interests you. On top of building confidence in your career path, our programs let you gain work experience, earn a wage, earn high school credits and make connections with future employers – all before high school’s even over.

We’ll be here all the way to support you in finding an internship, completing it and building the skills you need to get the career you want.

Benefits for Students

Explore opportunities.

If you’re not really sure what career is right for you, we can help you explore what’s out there – and try out what interests you most.

Get a head start.

If you do know what you’d like to do – or you find out what you’d like to do through an internship – you’ll get ahead by building experience and professional connections before you graduate.

Earn while you learn.

All internships through CAREERS are paid. Unlike any other part-time job, you can also get high school credit for them.

Do it your way.

Internship hours can be completed during school hours, after school or over the summer. Whatever works best for you.

STUDENTS RECOMMEND

“It is a great program for me to go out and start a career and get my life underway at such a young age.”

– Quote from Advanis study
93%

RELEVANT DUTIES & TASKS

“You gain a wide variety of skills and have many great mentors and supporters through your apprenticeship.”

– Quote from Advanis study
88%

COMPLETELY SATISFIED

“Through the program I received tremendous amounts of work experience which helped me succeed.”

– Quote from Advanis study
89%

Available Programs

RAP

The Registered Apprenticeship Program allows students to choose from more than 50 trades for an internship and continue toward an apprenticeship.

Forestry

In alliance with Inside Education and Work Wild, students can grow their future in forestry through a number of career explorations.
 

Technologies

Students study technology careers while earning high school credits and post-secondary credits. There are three dual credit programs in tech.

Indigenous Youth Career Pathway

This program provides awareness for Indigenous youth with an expanded choice of career exploration and internships.
 

Health Services
 

The Health Services Youth Initiative allows students to explore more than 200 opportunities for health occupations. Spaces are limited.

CO-OP Apprenticeship

Only available in Fort McMurray/Wood Buffalo and Medicine Hat area, this program is for high school graduates who want to get into the trades.

Young Women In Trades and Technologies

This program provides awareness for young women looking to enter the trades.
 

Information and Communications Technology

This program provides opportunities for students to expand their tech skills in unique ways.

Curious what career might suit you?

Which skilled trade are you best suited for?

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YES! I sure do want to know more about how I can learn a skilled trade, earn a wage and earn credits towards high school graduation!

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FAQ

Every situation is different. You may be interested in checking out some options, getting work experience, getting paid while getting high school credits. Contact us or your off-campus coordinator to talk about the opportunities.

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Most of our programs are for students in grades 10-12.

Yes. All students receive a fair wage or honorarium for their work in our internships or apprenticeships. Please note that the Registered Apprenticeship Program requires a 125-hour trial period during which payment is at the employer’s discretion. Students will earn five credits for the trial period.

Free. We are a not-for-profit charitable organization. Our funding is through government, industry and donations. Some of our specialty camps require a small participation fee.

Contact us or your off-campus coordinator to talk about the opportunities.

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