According to the Strathcona County business retention and expansion survey conducted in 2021, labour availability is a concern. In order to maintain our competitive advantage we need to ensure a balanced labour-market. Workforce development programs will help to sustain and retain a viable workforce that can support the current and future needs of business and industry. Ensuring the sustainable economic growth of our community remains a top priority.

Youth jumping in the air

Youth employment job fair

Youth: meet potential employers and employment support agencies. Learn about job openings, submit resumes and connect with businesses.

Businesses: meet motivated youth and let them know about your company and entry level positions.

Thank you to all businesses, support groups and youth for attending this highly successful event on Tuesday, November 29, Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre, 2100 Premier Way.

Participating organizations

Businesses hiring

  • Alberta Parks
  • Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen
  • MSCP Heat Solutions
  • Encore Trucking and Transport Ltd.
  • Carters OshKosh
  • Corteva agriscience
  • Value Village
  • A Charmed Affair
  • Wilco
  • 5 Star Services and Products
  • Strathcona County Emergency Services
  • Garda World
  • PCL Energy Inc.
  • McDonalds
  • Top Donair

Support organizations

  • Acces Emploi
  • BGS Career Ventures
  • MCG Careers Inc.
  • Careers Under Construction
  • ATB - Emerald Hills
  • NextGen
  • The Kartr Group
  • Rupertsland Institute
  • Women Building Futures
  • Careers

Employer workshop: Success with young workers

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The workshop explored the benefits of hiring youth, success factors for recruiting and retaining youth, creating a positive work environment, supporting career development, available incentives to hiring youth, and some of the legal obligations. It happened on Friday, September 23.

Youth employment series

Removing barriers to gaining employment for youth and increasing the supply of entry level workers.

Strathcona County is hosting a series of youth employment workshops. As a result of attending these workshops, youth will increase their feelings of empowerment and self-confidence, be better prepared for entering the workforce, improve communication skills, decrease levels of anxiousness and stress and have increased motivation to go after their goals. These are skills that will set a great foundation and will be developed throughout their careers!

Tuesday workshops

Theme Date
1 - Job search strategies Tuesday, September 20
2 - What to wear Tuesday,  September 27
3 - Interview skills Tuesday, October 4
4 - Resume writing Tuesday, October 11

These workshops took place at:
Strathcona County Community Centre,
401 Festival Lane, Meeting Room 2.

Thursday workshops

Theme Date
1 - Job search strategies Thursday, September 22
2 - What to wear Thursday, September 29
3 - Interview skills Thursday, October 6
4 - Resume writing Thursday, October 13

These workshops took place at:
BGC Strathcona County (Boys and Girls Club),
suite 123, 2016 Sherwood Drive.

Economic Development and Tourism
Phone: 780-464-8095

2001 Sherwood Drive
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
T8A 3W7

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Last updated: Friday, December 02, 2022
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