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.
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.