Career and Academic Counselling

Charlene Foster, our Career and Academic Counsellor, is available to answer any questions you may have.  Contact her by email, schedule an appointment or check out her webpage.

Please visit my Career Page website for helpful tools and resources including:

- Calendar of university fairs and open house events

- Finance information including scholarships and financial aid

- Links to schools across Canada including virtual tours of numerous campuses

I also encourage you to take advantage of the resources in myBlueprint.ca, including the high school planner, post secondary planner, occupation planner and online assessments. If you don't already have an account, email me to request the activation key.  If you have an account but have forgotten your password, enter your email address and click the "forgot password" link.  Contact me if you have any problems or questions. 

Career Notes Sept 2018

Hello everyone and welcome back to school!  Check out the important Career and Off Campus info below:

Dual Credit - Biology? Welding? Anatomy and Physiology?

Dual Credit courses allow students to take courses at one of our local post-secondary institutions and get dual credit - post-secondary credit and high school credit, without paying post-secondary tuition.  This year we have students taking classes at SAIT and Ambrose University, and we have plans to expand the courses offered. We would appreciate your feedback about what courses might be of most interest. Please click the link below to send us your thoughts.

Dual Credit interest survey 2018


Planning for life after high school

If you’re planning to continue your education after high school (and I hope you are!), check out the calendar in the link below to find out when various post-secondary institutions are hosting their Open House events.  Many institutions also offer tours and “Student for a Day” options at other times as well. Check their websites or contact Mrs. Foster for more details.

 

Post Secondary Open House and University Fairs

I’d also be glad to meet with students (and parents) to answer questions you might have about post-secondary options, admission requirements, etc.  You can schedule an appointment at cfoster.youcanbook.me.  It’s never too early to start this conversation (even if you’re in grade nine!).


Work Experience Credit

Working and volunteering provide rich learning opportunities.  Because of that, students can earn work experience credits for working or volunteering.  If you are 15 years or older and you’re interested, please click the link to provide some pre-registration information.  Keep in mind that you will need to complete the short HCS3000 Workplace Safety course, and submit some important paperwork BEFORE you can start counting your hours.

 

Work Experience pre-registration form

 

As always, please contact me if you have any questions.  

Charlene Foster

Career and Academic Counsellor and Off Campus Teacher

Email: charlene.foster@pallisersd.ab.ca

Appointments: cfoster.youcanbook.me



Scholarships, Health Sector Opportunities and more!

Are you looking for information on scholarships?  Would you like to gain experience in the health care sector while you're a student?  Check out the opportunities posted on the Career Page website for details on these topics and much more!.

Career and Academic Counselling

Dual Credit Courses, Open Houses and more!

 

As we start the second semester, here are some important pieces of information:

Dual Credit Opportunities coming for 2018/19 - Dual-Credit is an opportunity for interested students to take classes offered by post-secondary institutions that count as both high school credit and post-secondary credit.  More details will be available soon, but these are some possible programs:

Pre-employment - Electrician

Pre-employment - Carpentry

Pharmacy Assistant Certificate

Emergency Medical Responder

Engineering - Exploring Engineering Technologies

Engineering - Design and Civil Engineering Technologies

Introduction to the Bible

 

Check out these post-secondary Open House dates:

February 3 - University of Lethbridge Open House

February 9-10 - Trinity Western University preview weekend (ask about flight reimbursement; always apply for free)

February 10 - SAIT Open House  (find out what programs still have openings for Sept. 2018, apply for free during the open house)

February 10 - St. Mary’s University Open House

February 15 - Ambrose University Open House (apply for free at the open house).

 

Transition Event for Students with Disabilities will provide helpful information for students with disabilities and their parents.  

Hosted at Ambrose University on February 10  (11:00am - 2:00pm).

Participating schools and agencies:

Ambrose University

Athabasca University

Bow Valley College

Mount Royal University

University of Calgary

Olds College

SAIT Polytechnic

St. Mary’s University

CanLearn Society

Inclusion Alberta

Spectrum Advantage

Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE)

Spectrum Advantage—Autism Calgary




Thinking about summer?  Check out these awesome opportunities:

SAIT summer camps for grade 4-12

Prairie Summer Sports Camps and Prairie Flight Camp

RCMP Depot Youth Camp (email me for details)

 

 

Grade 11 students - You will all be going to Ambrose University for a Career Workshop on February 15. More details will be coming out shortly.

 

Grade 9 families - You’re invited to meet with Mrs. Foster to talk about any questions you might have as you plan for high school.

 

Any student (or parent) can schedule time with me at cfoster.youcanbook.me.  You can also email me at charlene.foster@pallisersd.ab.ca

 

Charlene Foster

Career and Academic Counsellor

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