Greener Pastures
Nikita Kristenko immigrated to Canada with his family in December 2022 to escape war in Ukraine. Over the past year, he’s embraced a new country, learned another language, and become an Alberta high school student. Despite all the changes, Nikita was eager to take on another challenge - the opportunity to get hands-on experience in an industry that 
reminds him of home. 
Why not give it a shot?

If you or someone you know isn't sure what they want to do after high school, why not try an internship this summer. It's like a part-time or full-time job but in addition to earning money, you get high school credits and the chance to explore an exciting career. Start planning for your summer internship now!
Graduated Recently?

Don't worry, you can still get your foot in the door in the skilled trades with our U21 Internship Program. Learn more about it at one of our info sessions!
Meet our Coaches!
Taanishi! Dishinihkaashoon Morgan Paul. 
I am the Indigenous Career Coach for the Calgary Foothills region within CAREERS. I am currently in my last year at the University of Lethbridge pursuing a combined degree in Indigenous Studies and Education. My family are Red River Métis from San Clara, Manitoba. I am looking forward to spending my summer with family and friends, taking every opportunity to get out in nature, and making lasting connections with others. I am thrilled to be a part of the wonderful team at CAREERS this summer. I cannot wait to work long side the fantastic next generation of students eager to start or continue their career journey. I hope to cross paths with you soon! 
Oki and Hello
My name is Tyra I am from Treaty 5 Berens River Reservation but have made a home here in Treaty 7. I am pleased to be returning for my second summer in the Indigenous Career Coach role. I had such an amazing time last summer exploring career opportunities with community and youth, I look forward to expanding that work this year and helping even more Indigenous youth and employers take the first step on their CAREERS journey. 
Symphony Faye is a Two-Spirit artist from Treaty 6 Territory, whose work is deeply rooted in a passion for harm reduction, indigenous liberation and decolonization. Through their art and humanitarian efforts, they aim to spark conversations and contribute to dialogue about inclusivity and healing. 
Natal Rivas Bolaños (they/he) is a dedicated career coach based in Treaty 8 Territory, Alberta, where they were born and raised. As a first-generation settler with ancestral roots tracing back to the Nahuas Cuscatlán in Central America, Natal brings a unique perspective to their work. They are the founder of Bipan Mag, an online magazine advocating for marginalized communities across Turtle Island. Currently pursuing studies in fine art, Natal is committed to empowering Indigenous youth in their community and actively works towards fostering joy-filled collective social change.
Submit Your Video - Deadline Next Week!
Our 2024 SafeGen Youth Workplace Safety Video Contest is now open for entries! Alberta students aged 15-20 can submit a video for a shot at winning one of three $1500 prizes! This year’s theme is “A Safe Start to Your Career,” and the deadline for submission is May 13, 2024.
Teaching any of the following courses this semester?
  • HCS3000
  • HCS3010
  • AGR3000
  • Mental Health in the Workplace

Our SafeGen program offers these courses to Alberta schools, free of charge, through our self-marking LMS.
Completion of HCS3000 is required for students to qualify for paid internships with CAREERS.
If you already use SafeGen, you can LOGIN as usual.
New users can register for access HERE.
Upcoming Events
Provincial Skills Canada Competition
May 8-9 · Edmonton Expo Centre
Heading to the Skills Canada Competition? Come visit the CAREERS booth in the exhibitor hall to learn about how we can help your students get connected to industry partners in the skilled trades. See you there!
Dual Credit Open House
May 15 · Keyano College
Drop by to see future HET, Electrical, and Welding apprentices in action and showcasing all they’ve learned!
Exploring Futures Job Fair
May 15 · 4 - 7PM · Medicine Hat College - Trades Atrium
Join CAREERS for an evening of career discovery for high school students. Learn about opportunities available in a variety of industries and take part in hands-on activities. Students are encouraged to bring resumes.
Forestry Quick Connect
May 16 · Wood Buffalo
Join CAREERS and learn about forest management, fire guard, harvesting trees, tree measurements, get a tour of the mill & production, and traditional knowledge.
Grade 9-12 Indigenous youth are invited to join us for a fun filled day of learning, exploring and chance to win amazing door prizes!
Do you think there will be snow on May Long Weekend?
We have some sly foxes! The majority of you (80%) didn't fall for an April Fools prank!
The Eric Newell Kidz in Careers (KIC) Golf Classic in support of Alberta youth is happening at Heritage Pointe Golf Club in Calgary on July 4, 2024. There are only have a few golf spots and hole sponsorships left due to an overwhelming support from industry partners and friends to help Alberta youth on their path to a rewarding career.
Any donations, including gift cards, products, or services for our raffle or silent auction will be greatly appreciated.
Funds raised from the Kidz in Careers Golf Classic go directly to support work integrated learning student internship programming through CAREERS, including specialized opportunities for Indigenous Youth and Young Women in Trades and Technologies. 
Presenting Sponsor
Barbecue Sponsor
Breakfast Sponsor
If you have any questions about the event and/or are interested in making a donation, please contact
Making a Difference!
CAREERS is a proud recipient of the TELUS Canadian Community Board Grant funded by TELUS Friendly Future Foundation helping us to engage more youth in agricultural career pathways in Southern Alberta!
CAREERS believes that young Albertans are the future of the agricultural sector in our province, and with the help of the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation, we are able grow our agricultural programming, provide more work integrated learning opportunities for youth, and continue to build a more vibrant, diverse and resilient agricultural workforce necessary for Alberta’s economic success! 
Every Gift Counts
Your one-time gift of $50 gets information into the hands of a student. Your support will help CAREERS reach these young people and connect them to an employer to start their career journey. 
Your gift big or small makes a difference in the lives of Alberta youth. 
CAREERS is a not-for-profit foundation operating on the generosity of donors. 100% of donations help encourage youth to engage in learning, stay in school and discover their career passion in skilled trades, technologies and occupations in high demand. Read More
Charitable Registration No. 88641 3699 RR0001