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.

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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 REGISTER HERE

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

These workshops will take place at the Strathcona County Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane, Meeting Room 2.

Thursday workshops REGISTER HERE

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

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

Youth employment fair REGISTER HERE

The youth employment fair on Saturday, October 29, is an excellent opportunity for youth who are seeking opportunities to enter the workforce. At this event, they will meet potential employers, visit employment support agencies, learn about job openings, submit resumes and connect with youth-friendly businesses. 

This workshop will take place at Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre, 2100 Premier Way.

Employer workshop

  • Success with young workers, Friday, September 23 REGISTER HERE

The workshop will explore 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.

This workshop will take place at the Strathcona County Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane, Meeting Room 2.


Economic Development and Tourism
Phone: 780-464-8095

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

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Last updated: Friday, July 22, 2022
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