Calgary Board of Education

 
Student Services

Career Resource Centre

Lester B. Pearson's Career Centre has been open for 7 years. The Career Practitioner, Mrs. Ann Lieske, is available to students, teachers and parents between 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday to Thursday and 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Friday or by appointment.

Parents and Community members are welcome to visit the Career Centre during the hours listed.

Students can drop in before and after school, make appointments during lunch and spares to use resources or any of the services listed if they would like individual assistance.

services

  • Apprenticeship/Trade Information
  • Career Decision Making
  • Exit Resources (School to Work Transition)
  • General information and web sites for post-secondary options
  • Individual/Group Career Planning
  • Informal Assessment Tools including:
  • Internet and printed resources
  • Labour Market Information
  • Occupation Profiles
  • Resume/Cover Letter Writing
  • Support and assistance for CALM classes
  • Volunteer and Work Opportunities including Career Pathways Summer Internships (http://www.cbelearn.ca/pathways/)
  • Workplace skill assessment and development
ALIS
Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS)

ALIS is an excellent starting point for Career planning research

OCCINFO Occupational Profiles - A GREAT source for info about specific occupations

EDINFO - A GREAT source for info about educational programs

Alberta Apprenticeship - Info about OUTSTANDING opportunities in trade occupations

CAREERinsite

TIPS - Tips for Career, Learning and Employment for Youth, Parents and Adults

Pearson students and staff can obtain our school username and password for Career Cruising from the Career Centre or Student Services.

Calgary Youth Employment Centre

A full featured employment, career development and job finding resource for Youth located in downtown Calgary near the City Hall LRT. The YEC offers specific services for First Nations and Métis with connections to other youth services.

Federal Government Services for Youth

Youth Employment Information - The HRDC web site for youth to help in career planning, finding programs and other sources of support, and finding a job.