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Have your say on career education programming

Posted on November 22

Source: Government of Alberta

Source: Government of Alberta

Information from the Government of Alberta

The Career Education Task Force is listening to Albertans across the province to determine how to innovate and strengthen career education programming for students and employers. The task force would like to hear from students in grades 7 to 12, parents, teachers, career counsellors, post-secondary educators, employers and young adults through in-person and online engagement sessions and online surveys.

Register for a session

From November 21 to December 8, 2022, in-person engagement sessions will be held in 11 communities:

  • Fort McMurray
  • Grande Prairie
  • Cold Lake
  • Whitecourt
  • Edson
  • Edmonton
  • Stettler
  • Red Deer
  • Calgary
  • Brooks
  • Lethbridge

There will also be five online sessions available to all Albertans. During these sessions, participants will be able to share local insights on career education programming and hear the unique perspectives of others.

Topics will include:

  • Current career education programming
  • Opportunities for sustainable careers now and in the future
  • How to improve career education in Alberta

You are encouraged to register for sessions in your region or you may take part in any session that works best for you. The in-person sessions will be three hours and the online sessions will be two hours. Anyone under 18 years old must participate with
a parent or guardian.

To register, visit alberta.ca/career-education-task-force.

Participation in a survey

Albertans and students in grades 7 to 12 can also complete an online survey to provide feedback on career education programming until December 9, 2022.

To take the survey, visit alberta.ca/career-education-task-force.

Next steps

In addition to engaging with Albertans, the task force will meet with a variety of education stakeholders to hear their viewpoints. They will also conduct a comprehensive review of Alberta’s career education programming, with a focus on grades 7 to 12. The insights from the review and engagement feedback will inform their recommendations and provincial framework for career education programming.