CAREERS: The Next Generation works in partnership with schools and employers across Alberta to find students paid internships that also earn high school credits towards graduation.
Internships let you “test drive” a career in a variety of different fields, so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a job that interests you. CAREERS internships are focused in skilled trades, information and communications technology, agriculture and more. You can find all our programming information below.
On top of building confidence in your career path, our programs let you gain work experience, earn a wage, and earn high school credits while making connections with future employers – all before high school’s even over.
We are here to support you. At no cost, we will help you to find a paid internship, be there for you while you complete it and build the skills you need to get the career you want.
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.
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.
All internships through CAREERS are paid. Unlike any other part-time job, you can also get high school credit for them.
Internship hours can be completed during school hours, after school or over the summer. Whatever works best for you.
“It is a great program for me to go out and start a career and get my life underway at such a young age.”
“You gain a wide variety of skills and have many great mentors and supporters through your apprenticeship.”
“Through the program I received tremendous amounts of work experience which helped me succeed.”
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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.