Programs & Services
GED – General Education Development
The General Educational Development, also known as GED, is a set of tests that consist of Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science, which determine whether the test-taker has a high-school graduate’s level of knowledge. Careers in Transition can help you to obtain your GED by supporting you while you participate in a 16 week GED prep program where you will obtain the knowledge and skills to be successful on all five tests. Careers in Transition is the only provider in the Edmonton and surrounding area that offers GED prep in a six-month time frame, as well as full-time GED prep.
Education is truly the key to more opportunities, and there are many doors that may be opened to you once you obtain your GED. The GED can help you gain employment in a large array of fields such as:
Airline Ticket Agent, Health Care Aide, Judicial Clerk, Electronics Recycling Worker, Landfill Gas Plant Operator, Library Clerk, Medical Lab Assistant, Oil Pipeline Operators, Maintenance Workers, Pre-Press Technician, Sandblaster, Unit Clerk, Water and Wastewater Operator, Most Trades.
Our career counselors will help connect you to local employers and assist you in attaining your long term employment goals.
After the 16 week GED preparation and written exams, students will enter Job Readiness. During job readiness program plans are developed by reiterating what student’s career goals are, and what barriers need to be overcome in order to reach those goals. Students will then participate in workshops that will teach them how to write resumes and cover letters, how to conduct excellent job searches, interview skills, and learning about employer expectations.
When students first come to our program they are required to generate a career goal utilizing our career investigation report. The first week of the program is our career planning component. During this week students will have a program orientation that gives an overview of learner expectations and what they can expect from the program and staff.
Students will then learn the basics of using Microsoft Powerpoint and Microsoft Word programs through a couple of projects that they will design, using their career goal as a theme. Students will learn more about themselves by taking the Personality Dimensions assessment. On the last day, students will be given lessons on study skills and will be able to demonstrate their learning by presenting their PowerPoint presentations to the class.
A² & E | Address, Adapt, & Excel
The program will provide training to Albertans that will assist in developing coping mechanisms to deal with their anxiety, stress, and instability with employment due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The program provides Clients the tools to move forward amidst fear and uncertainty and closer to their employment and education goals.
Upon completion of A2 & E Clients will have a clear understanding of their fears and anxieties as well as have access to a tool kit to help them deal with setbacks and move forward. In addition to improved mental stability, Clients will have a clear outline of their short and long-term employment and education goals, real-time information on the local labor market, and an updated self-marketing package.