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    Minister Demetrios Nicolaides

    Demetrios Nicolaides was sworn in as Minister of Advanced Education on April 30, 2019.

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Accomplishments

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Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs is a transformational vision, direction and new way of working for our province’s higher education system.

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We created the Skills for Jobs Task Force to look for ways to renew and expand trades education and opportunities for young Albertans.

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Our responsibilities

Prepares Albertans for lifelong success through education by:

  • approving programs of study
  • funding public post-secondary institutions and other adult learning providers
  • providing financial aid for learners
  • registering and certifying apprentices
  • supporting academic research and innovation

Our programs and services are driven by 3 outcomes:

  1. Adult learning opportunities are accessible and affordable for all Albertans.
  2. High-quality education, skills development and research make a positive contribution to Alberta’s economy, society, culture and environment.
  3. The adult learning system is accountable and coordinated.
     

In focus

Budget

Budget 2022 is moving Alberta forward by building health system capacity, getting more Albertans working, and balancing the budget.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students, teachers, apprentices and occupational trainees.

Start planning for post-secondary

Whether you are in high school or going back to school as an adult, use these resources to help you create a learner pathway that gets you where you want to be.

Adult learning system principles

Read the 5 principles guiding our work to ensure all Albertans have the same opportunity to get a high-quality post-secondary education.

Supports for Indigenous students

The government is committed to supporting Indigenous post-secondary students in Alberta by providing campus, community, financial and transition resources.

Latest news

  • Jun 30, 2022

    The Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act has been proclaimed, raising the esteem of apprenticeship education and introducing a new Alberta Board of Skilled Trades.

  • Jun 22, 2022

    A new bursary will provide $15 million over three years to help low-income Albertans prepare for rewarding careers in high-demand programs critical to Alberta’s economic recovery.

  • Jun 10, 2022

    The inaugural membership of the Minister’s Advisory Council on Higher Education and Skills (MACHES) has been selected and will begin meeting in early summer.

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