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You can learn more about an industry in a formal or informal way. Both types of learning opportunities can provide you with skills, experience and a chance to check out career paths.

Formal learning

Not all formal learning takes a lot of time or money:

Informal learning

Informal learning opportunities can also be a valuable source of hands-on experience and information:

  • Ask the people in your network to help you connect with informal learning opportunities. A friend or family member may be willing to teach you a skill you need. Examples include using a computer program or operating a power tool.
  • Check out the article Find and Work with a Mentor. A mentor is an experienced, trusted advisor. This person will support, guide and encourage you in your career. You may be able to connect with a mentor informally, through your network.
  • Travel offers plenty of opportunities to learn. Many employers and post-secondary institutions consider overseas experience to be an asset. Check out these links to learn more about studying abroad and working abroad.

Things I can try… 

This personal information is being collected and used pursuant to section 33(c) and section 39(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information is being collected and retained on the system to facilitate your personal career planning process and to make it available for your ongoing use. You may choose to share this information with a Career Advisor to support the provision of career planning services. Please contact alis at or 780-422-1794 if you have any questions regarding the collection or use of the information you submit.