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Exploring Career Choices : Unique Opportunities and Off-Campus Education
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Exploring Career Choices

Unique Opportunities and Off-Campus Education

We partner with a variety of businesses and non-profit organizations to offer unique opportunities that combine learning with career experiences. Unique opportunities are available to CBE high school students and are continually added throughout the year.

The documents below provide detailed descriptions, information about our partners, how to apply, and important dates.​

Current Opportunities

These are programs that current CBE students may apply for. Please click on the opportunity for the program Information sheet and application form.

Please note that there are ​no tuition charges for students participating in any of the dual credit programs.​

Automotive Service | ExploratoryCalgary Police ServiceSeptember to December 20189/14/2018Exploratory
Green Certificate | Dual CreditAlberta Agriculture and ForestryOpen All Year7/1/2019Dual Credit
High Performance Athlete DevelopmentBowness High SchoolOpen All YearExploratory
Hospitality and Tourism | Dual CreditOlds College9/14/2018Dual Credit
Playwriting | ExploratoryAlberta Theatre Projects – FRESH PRINTSOctober to March10/9/2018Exploratory
Robotics Mentorship | ExploratoryCalgary Board of EducationSeptember 2018 to January 20199/7/2018Exploratory
Sports Announcer | ExploratorySept. 2018 to March 20199/14/2018Exploratory
Visual Communication and 3-D Object Design | Dual CreditACADFeb. 21 to June 6 20191/14/2019Dual Credit
Upcoming Opportunities

These are CBE programs that are past the application deadline and are currently running AND/OR may be offered in the future. They will be posted under current opportunities as soon as we are accepting applications.​ 

Agricultural Education Summer Camp Counsellor6/11/2018July to Aug. 2018Grow Calgary
Boilermakers5/4/2017Summer 2018Local 146
Business Management12/15/2017Feb. 2018 to June 2018SAIT
Calgary Police Service Automotive1/12/2018Feb. 18Calgary Police Service
Construction Engineering5/18/2018July to Aug. 28Williams Engineering
Construction Project Management5/18/2018July 3 to Aug. 31 2018PCL Construction Management Inc
Contemporary Theatre6/14/2017Aug. 18Theatre Junction
Cook Apprentice3/16/2018May 7 to Aug. 17, 2018SAIT
Criminal Justice Studies 5/18/2018Sept. to Dec. 2018Bow Valley College
EducationMatters Internship9/22/2017Feb. 18EducationMatters
Energy Engineering & Environmental Technologies5/18/2018Starts September 11 runs for 2 SemestersSAIT
Engineering Design & Geospatial Technologies 6/18/2018Starts September 11 runs for 1 SemesterSAIT
Wood Trades | Exploring5/4/2018Sept. 10 to Dec. 20, 2018SAIT
Farm Manager6/1/2018July 3 to Aug. 31 2018Grow Calgary
Film Previewer2/20/2018Mar. 1 to May 31, 2018Calgary International Film Festival
Floor Covering2/1/2018Mar. 2018 to May 2018NAIT
Health Care Aide Certificate5/18/2018Sept. 2018 to June 2019Bow Valley College
Heat & Frost Insulators12/18/2017Feb. 5 to May 31 2018The Thomas Group Inc.
Ironworkers12/18/2017Feb. 5 to May 31 2018Local 725
Pharmacy Assistant Certificate5/4/2018Sept. 2018 to Aug. 2019SAIT
Pipe Trades12/18/2017Feb. 5 to May 31 2018Piping Industry Training School
Pipe Trades Female Cohort12/18/2017Feb. 5 2018 to May 31 2018Piping Industry Training School – Female Cohort
Pre-employment Carpentry5/4/2018Sept. 2018 to June 2019SAIT
Pre-employment Electrician5/4/2018Sept. 10 2018 to June 2019SAIT
Pre-employment Plumbing 6/18/2018Sept. 2018 to June 2019SAIT
Pre-employment Welding1/12/2018Feb. 6, 2018 to June 2019SAIT
Residential Construction1/15/2018Feb. to June 2018Habitat for Humanity
Robotics Mentorship6/15/2018Sep. 2018 to Feb. 2019Community Robotics Training Association (FRS & CRTA)
STEM Education5/18/2018July 3 to Aug. 31Engineering for Kids
STEM Summer Camp Supervisor5/8/2018July to Aug. 2018STEM Learning Labs
Math 265 (Summer Opportunity)6/14/2018July 3 to July 27 2018University of Calgary
Psychology 203 (Summer Opportunity)6/18/2018July 3 to July 27 2018University of Calgary
Veterinary Technical Assistant Certificate2/23/2018Sept. 2018 to June 2020Olds College

Off-Campus Opportunities

Off-campus education connects what students learn in school with the real world in a variety of ways, including job-shadowing, volunteering and paid positions. It helps prepare students for the workplace through hands-on experiences. These opportunities are offered to all high school students.  

Two of the most popular Off-campus Education programs are the Work Experience and Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP). These programs run during the school year as well as in the summer through Chinook Learning Services Summer Off-campus program​

Get in touch with your school’s Off-campus Coordinator to register. 


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​Sonya Gillis

 Opportunity Types


Introduce career pathways

Dual Credit

Earn high school and post-secondary credits or industry credentials at the same time


Provide in-depth career experiences while earning high school credit 


May involve several disciplines or pathways

Work Experience

Gain on the job experience and earn up to 15 credits

Registered Apprenticeship Program

Training with qualified journeymen instructors and earn up to 40 credits towards your diploma

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