The Career Education Task Force will review career education programming and provide strategic advice and recommendations to strengthen connections between schools and jobs.
The task force will focus primarily on career education for grades 7 to 12 and how to effectively prepare students for their transition into post-secondary studies or employment. Current programming includes opportunities like career and technology studies, dual credit, apprenticeship and work readiness programs.
Albertans can share their perspectives with the task force by completing an online survey and participating in virtual and in-person engagement sessions.
This work will ensure students get better access to practical, foundational learning opportunities while helping build a qualified, educated and engaged workforce to support Alberta’s economic prosperity.
Survey open until December 9, 2022
Results under review
Who is listening
Ministry of Education
Provide input at an online or in-person engagement session in one of 11 Alberta communities.
The online sessions feature facilitated discussions. Task force members will be taking part and listening to the local insights and unique perspectives that participants share.
During the in-person sessions, there is a Career Education Task Force panel discussion and interactive displays. Participants will be able to share feedback and generate ideas with the panel and others who attend.
Register for an online session
Register for an in-person session
- Edmonton West | Monday, Nov. 21 | 5 to 8 pm
- Calgary North | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 5 to 8 pm
- Edmonton North | Wednesday, Nov. 23 | 5 to 8 pm
- Whitecourt | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 5 to 8 pm
- Edson | Monday, Nov. 28 | 6 to 8 pm (Session moved online)
- Stettler | Monday, Nov. 28 | 6 to 8 pm (Session moved online)
- Cold Lake | Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 6 to 8 pm (Session moved online)
- Brooks | Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 6 to 8 pm (Session moved online)
- Calgary South | Thursday, Dec. 1 | 6 to 8 pm (Session moved online)
- Red Deer | Monday, Dec. 5 | 5 to 8 pm
- Grande Prairie | Tuesday, Dec. 6 | 5 to 8 pm
- Lethbridge | Wednesday, Dec. 7 | 5 to 8 pm
- Fort McMurray | Thursday, Dec. 8 | 5 to 8 pm
The task force will also engage with education stakeholders across Alberta.
Sign up for updates
Sign up to get notified of career education programming and engagement sessions for grades 7 to 12.
Task force mandate
The task force was established in July 2022 to review career education, with a focus on grades 7 to 12. They will engage with various education, industry and business stakeholders across Alberta to hear a broad range of perspectives. Insights from the engagements and the task force review will inform their work to develop:
an interim report on engagement activities by December 31, 2022
a final report with recommendations for innovations and enhancements to strengthen career education programming for students and employers for grades 7 to 12 by February 28, 2023
a provincial framework to guide future career education programming, including curriculum and funding
Read the Career Education Task Force Terms of Reference (PDF, 179 KB) to learn more about the task force's mandate.
Task force members
The task force includes leaders from business and industry, kindergarten to grade 12 education and post-secondary institutions. The following members were appointed between July and October 2022:
- Shane Getson, task force chair, parliamentary secretary for Economic Corridors, Government of Alberta
- Marilyn Dennis, president, Alberta School Boards Association
- Jess Thomson, director of stakeholder and government relations, Women Building Futures
- Shauna Feth, president and CEO, Alberta Chamber of Commerce
- Stefan Rutkowski, operations director, CAREERS: The Next Generation
- Stephan De Loof, directeur exécutif opérations, infrastructure et transport, Le Conseil scolaire FrancoSud
- Kurtis Leinweber, vice president, The Association of Alberta Public Charter Schools and deputy superintendent and COO, Foundations for the Future Charter Academy
- John Jagersma, executive director, Association of Independent Schools & Colleges in Alberta
- Scott Morrison, president, College of Alberta School Superintendents
- David Price, director, Sunterra Group
- Holly Bilton, trustee, Chinook’s Edge School Division
- Patricia Nelson, manager, external training, Skills Canada Alberta
- Darren Roth, teacher, Black Gold School Division
- Raymond Massey, chair, Alberta Board of Skilled Trades
- Jeanette Labrie, associate dean, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
- Diana Ionescu, engineering manager, MacEwan University
- Gerald Bartels, co-founder, executive team, member of board of directors, Nexus Space
- Task force to strengthen career education (July 7, 2022)
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Last updated: November 18, 2022