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 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.

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.


  • Open

  • Results under review

    Survey and engagement sessions complete

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Education

Input received

From November 21 to December 15, 2022, Albertans shared their perspectives with the task force by completing an online survey and participating in online and in-person engagement sessions and stakeholder meetings. 

The task force is using this input to help inform  recommendations for government and develop a framework for future programming.

Task force mandate

The task force was established in July 2022 to review career education, with a focus on grades 7 to 12. It engaged with various education, industry and business stakeholders across Alberta to hear a broad range of perspectives. Insights from the engagements and review will inform the task force’s work to develop:

  • an interim report on engagement activities in January 2023

  • a final report with recommendations for innovations and enhancements to strengthen career education programming for students and employers for grades 7 to 12 by March 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. Members include:

  • 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


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Last updated: December 16, 2022