Learning is an important step in finding work you like or moving forward in your chosen career direction. Options range from skills training and upgrading to apprenticeship, college, and university programs.
To learn more, invite a Learning Clicks Indigenous Ambassador to talk to your community or school about planning for post-secondary.
Where Would You Like to Start?
- Career planning—Learn how to choose a training or post-secondary program that reflects your strengths and interests.
- Skills training and upgrading—Learn about getting work-related skills and the background you need to go to post-secondary school.
- Apprenticeship —Learn on the job and take technical training in one of more than 50 trades. If you're a woman interested in construction trades, check out Women Building Futures.
- College, technical school and university—Explore post-secondary education options available throughout Alberta, including Indigenous Peoples Colleges.
- Paying for School—Learn about financial resources to help pay for post-secondary education or training.
For inspiration, check out these videos of Indigenous students:
Adult Learning Journeys - Home-Based Adult Literacy Programs (4:32)
Arlene is an Indigenous role model who overcame her challenges with low literacy. She did so with the help of a learn-at-home literacy program called ArrowMight. Find other adult literacy programs that are available in your community.
Attending University to Become a Teacher (2:55)
Coby is studying at a university to become a teacher. She discusses her Indigenous background, how she enjoys interacting with other students, and the different sources of funding she used to help pay for her education.
Attending College as the Key to Success (2:29)
Joel is an Indigenous student attending a public college. Learn more about his experience moving from a rural town to the city, becoming involved in student groups, and getting to know his professors.
Building Career Skills at an Indigenous Peoples College (2:48)
Sam is a student at an Indigenous Peoples College. He discusses his experience working with a team, studying in a supportive environment, and using education to enhance his career.
Embracing Learning as a Mature College Student (2:39)
Shawn attends a public college as a mature student. Watch as he discusses his experience upgrading his high school marks and becoming involved in activities related to his Indigenous cultural activities.
Balancing School and Family at an Indigenous Peoples College (2:48)
Teneille is studying to be a nurse at an Indigenous Peoples College. Learn about her experience balancing home and academic life while studying in a small classroom setting.