In 1998 an unprecedented partnership between Southwestern Alberta school jurisdictions, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge College, and local business representatives was formed in order to improve the school-to-work transitions for Southwestern Alberta youth. These stakeholders saw the need to address community concerns over the level of career education available to students. In response, a non-profit organization called Chinook Regional Foundation for Career Transitions was born.​ Since then, Career Transitions has been working hard to make sure that every student in Southwestern Alberta is given the opportunity to explore their career options and take informed next steps following high school.

At the core of all Career Transitions initiatives is the coordination and implementation of career development activities and programming for over 10,000 Southwestern Alberta high school youth. Working together with parents, teachers, and the community, we make connections in an effort to establish meaningful career pathways for youth and to build talent pipelines for business and industry.Career Transitions Logo


Judy Stolk-Ingram - Executive Director

Judy Stolk-Ingram

Executive Director

Tara Yagos

Office & Event Director


Vision: Students are inspired to actively engage in, explore, and construct their dynamic future.


Mission: Together with education and industry, Career Transitions empowers students to navigate the journey from high school to meaningful work
by offering a continuum of career exploration and community connection services.

I appreciated the opportunity to meet professionals and experience true employment.

– Skills Student

We got to work with very interested and keen young adults that are ready to take on the world

– Health Career Expo Exhibitor

People were there for me to answer my questions and to help me with life choices.

– Health Careers Expo Student

The kids really enjoyed a chance to meet trades people face to face. They were able to see the enthusiasm working people had for their jobs.

– YETT Teacher

Your students were amazing! Very engaging, awesome questions!

– Post Secondary Fair Exhibitor

It was pretty fun.... until we sank!

– Cardboard Boat Race Competitor

There was a large variety of information about jobs within the medical field presented to me. It brought attention to jobs I did not know existed.

– Health Careers Expo Student

The exhibitors were very honest about their jobs.

– YETT Student

I really enjoyed seeing all the other professions there. It is great for the students to get an idea of all the career possibilities.

– Health Career Expo Exhibitor

It's exciting watching students get out of their comfort zone and try new things! The enthusiasm of the students to roll up their sleeves, dig in and experience that trade first hand.

– YETT Teacher

(I enjoyed) the aspect of competing with others in a field of interest.

– Skills Competition Student

(YETT) helped me further decide what trades to pursue.

– YETT Student

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