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

OUR TEAM

Judy Stolk-Ingram - Executive Director

Judy Stolk-Ingram

Executive Director
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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

I liked the honest experiences and stories about what the career was like.

– Career Exploration Session Student

I enjoyed the discussions about how one job can lead to another and that it is best to stay open-minded when deciding what's the best route to take.

– EPIC 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.

– EPIC Teacher

I really enjoyed the fact that we all got to ask questions and get them answered live.

– Career Exploration Session Student

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

– Cardboard Boat Race Competitor

I enjoyed learning about career opportunities that I would probably never have considered prior to EPIC.

– EPIC Student

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

– Skills Competition Student

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