The Alberta government is proud to support a new series in the Edmonton Journal that examines the importance of careers in the skilled trades. Trades Alberta looks at the benefits of working in trades professions, and highlights initiatives to help young people and groups under-represented in the trades, including Aboriginal people and women, get started on rewarding careers.
The Trades Alberta series will appear in the Journal’s Thursday Business section for 36 weeks beginning November 8.
The Journal series is produced in partnership with CAREERS: The Next Generation, an organization dedicated to the career development of Alberta’s youth. The series is supported by the Alberta government and the following industry partners: Syncrude, Suncor, Cenovus, Women Building Futures, Christian Labour Association of Canada and Diversified Transportation.
Government of Alberta partners include:
- Aboriginal Relations promotes social and economic opportunities to enhance the quality of life of Aboriginal people in Alberta.
- Education supports the needs of students, parents, teachers and administrators from Early Childhood Services through Grade 12.
- Enterprise and Advanced Education is responsible for the administration of Alberta’s apprenticeship and industry training system. This industry-driven system produces highly skilled, certified tradespeople who can compete with the world’s best.
- Human Services helps people to live their lives with dignity and respect and to help themselves be successful. This includes creating the conditions for safe and supportive homes, communities and workplaces so Albertans have opportunities to realize their full potential.
Albertans looking for support on jobs and careers can call the Career Information Hotline at 1-800-661-3753 or visit the Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS).