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    Minister Demetrios Nicolaides

    Demetrios Nicolaides was appointed Minister of Advanced Education on April 30, 2019.

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Alberta student loan borrowers can now complete and submit loan agreements online.

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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 2021

Alberta’s budget is focused on protecting lives and livelihoods, investing in health care, preparing for recovery and spending responsibly.

A comprehensive, system-wide review of Alberta’s post-secondary system to develop an innovative new strategy for the future.

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.

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