This website offers free training for math, reading and life skills. The site also offers training in basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and job search skills
Next Vista, an educational non-profit, has a collection of videos for students. The Light Bulb category includes a “large collection of careers videos to help middle and high school students better understand and connect to their future possibilities
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Below is a list of Internet resources taken from nextSteps.org that will help you identify and research your career options.
nextSteps.org Career Profiles
Start your career search with the nextSteps.org career profile section. These profiles go beyond education requirements and rates of pay to give you details on the everyday reality of working in a specific industry.
From accident prevention officer to zoologist, this site provides valuable information on 500 different occupations in Alberta. Produced by Alberta Human Resources and Employment, each listing provides information on the nature of the occupation, duties and working conditions, the skills interests and values of the typical successful employee, education requirements, employment and advancement, average salary, and other sources of information. (Print version available at YEC.)
Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS)
COPS is produced by Human Resources Development Canada. It provides projected demand and supply data of 140 occupations in Canada.
Working in Canada
The Government of Canada’s leading source for labour market information. It offers users, free and authoritative occupational and career information such as educational requirements, main duties, wage rates and salaries, current employment trends and outlooks.
The University of Manitoba’s Counselling Service has put together a list of links which lead to descriptions of various occupations. The links are arranged by college subjects, which some career explorers may find helpful.