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Education & Training

Should you get a certificate, diploma, degree or do an apprenticeship, when you go back to school? What’s the difference? How will the program you choose affect your employment opportunities and earning abilities? What options should you choose?

The most important thing you need to know is why you want to take an education or training program. If you know where you want the training to take you, it's much easier to decide which program will get you there.

What Educational Training Option is Best for You?

Planning for a career requires exploring your learning and training options. Resources in this section will help you to:

If You're Already Working but Want to Improve Your Employment Choices

The following programs support workplace training:

Work Foundations provides full- and part-time basic skills training to help you find a job and job-related training to improve your employment situation.

Academic Upgrading provides classroom training to unemployed or marginally employed adult Albertans to achieve grade 10 to 12 educational levels through the Work Foundations program. It helps you

  • find employment
  • pursue further employment-related training in apprenticeship, technical, business, college or university programs
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