Growing Opportunities School Expo

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Since 2006 GROWTH Alberta has hosted the 'Growing Opportunities School Expo' with support from Alberta Human Services. The event is a showcase of education and employment opportunities meant to help local students make an informed choice about life after high school.

By hosting local employers to exhibit alongside colleges and universities from throughout Western Canada, GROWTH Alberta aims to attract interest from students about opportunities right here in our region.

The next Growing Opportunities School Expo will be held on October 1, 2015 at Barrhead Composite High School, Barrhead, Alberta.
  • School_Expo2Students can speak one on one with schools, agencies and employers.
  • Employers can spread the word about local jobs and the training they require.
  • Teachers can access information to take back into the classroom.
  • Parents are more than welcome to attend and learn about opportunities alongside their children.

Online Career Resources

When planning a new career, where do you start?  Listed below are a number of invaluable resources to assist you in choosing an educational or career path.

Getting you started
ALIS (Alberta Learning Information Service)
This site provides information for career planning, post-secondary education and training, educational funding, job search, labour market trends, and workplace issues.

Alberta Employment and Immigration Service Centres
Use the search engine at the top of their page to find your location.  You can click into the informative "Labour Market News" articles to find current employment news stories.

  • Barrhead Alberta Service Centre
    Provincial Building - 6203 49 Street
    Barrhead, AB T7N 1A4
    p. 780.674.8345
    f. 780.674.8226
    http://employment.alberta.ca
  • Westlock Alberta Service Centre
    10211A 100 Street
    Westlock, AB T7P 2G5
    p. 780.349.7700
    f. 780.349.6168
    http://employment.alberta.ca

Regional career and Employment services
Lokken Career Training
Bay 4, Capri Centre Mall
10404 100 Street
Westlock AB T7P 2C7
p. 1.888.349.6990
f. 780.349.8804
www.lokken.com

Employment Links

Working Canada
Canuck Careers
Alberta Job Center
Service Canada Job Bank
Alberta Jobs
Workopolis
Monster Jobs
Career Builder
My Job Finder
Ca.Indeed.com
Town Post
Careerjet

Neuvoo.ca

WOWJobs

Careers in Construction
Construction JobStore
Alberta Builder Connect

Careers in Environmental Sciences
Environment Careers Organization

-education and employment opportunities
Canadian Centre for Environmental Education (CCEE)
-distance learning

Careers in Oil and Gas
Interested in a career in oil and gas?  Download a copy of " Careers in Oil and Gas:  Rich with Potential", to see if this is a career for you!
Careers in Oil and Gas
Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors (CAGC)
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
Canadian Association of Oil Well Drilling Contractors
Canadian Centre for Energy Information
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)
Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC)
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology
Alberta Oil Careers

Careers in the Alberta Retail Industry

Thinking of starting your own retail business? 
Download this informative booklet from the ALIS website
Self Employment: Is it for me?
Looking to advance in a retail position?
The Retail Council of Canada offers online courses for people looking to enhance their
skills in the retail industry, and advance in their careers. The Council currently offers
two designation programs: Retail Associate Certification Program and Retail First Level Manager Certification Program.  Click here to find out more!

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Upcoming Events

  • GROWTH Alberta Board Meeting
    February 27, 2017 (10:30 am - 12:30 - pm)
    Regular board meeting of the Grizzly Regional Economic Development Society, hosted by the Town of Westlock. Meetings are open to the public, so please feel free to attend one in your area.   Lunch is provided. Please RSVP and/or contact our office for...
  • Wood Waste Recycling Expo
    March 01, 2017 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
    The 2017 Drayton Valley Wood Waste Recycling,Bio Economy Utilization Workshop & Expo.  Hosted at the Clean Energy Centre.
  • Hemp Seed to Sale Information Session
    March 02, 2017 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
    What are the opportunities for hemp from seed to sale.  Listen to experts discuss hemp seed and fibre markets and aopportunities.  Hosted by Barrhead County at Glenreagh Hall.