Programs & Services
A² & E | Address, Adapt, & Excel
A2 & E is an unconventional program that features adaptive skill training. Our program provides our attendees with tools that help them to adapt to the current labour market given their personal circumstances. Our program then encourages applying these skills in real life scenarios. Our program design requires attendees to do something different in pursuit of their goals and different outcomes in their employment search. When you attend our program, you can expect the following;
- Identify the Why (why do you do the things you do both in work and personal situations?)
- Learn to Flip your thoughts and practice flipping your thoughts in work and personal scenarios.
- Build Adaptability
- Set realistic goals to overcome your fears using an experimental mindset.
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 20 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 five-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. Click here to download the updated Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Requirements.
We teach job readiness skills throughout the GED preparation program. Plans are developed by reiterating what the student’s career goals are, and what barriers need to be overcome in order to reach those goals. Students will participate in workshops during the program that will teach them how to write resumes and cover letters, how to conduct excellent job searches, interview skills, and learning about employer expectations. Our Employment and Education Counselors provide ongoing education and career guidance, during the entirety of the program, by having regular check-in appointments with all of the Careers in Transition students.
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 learn how to effectively use Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and Google Classroom, as they work through several assignments and projects investigating their career goals, personality profile, and study skills. Students demonstrate their learning through a variety of methods including group work, written responses, and individual presentations. The goal of this component is to provide as many learning opportunities as possible, to all students, so that they have the skills necessary to successfully complete the GED Preparation Program, write their GED Exams, and move forward with their career goals.
Pearson Vue Testing
Careers in transition is now an authorized Pearson Vue Testing centre. We are working hard to offer exam candidates access to the best service, advanced, and reliable technology.
CIT offers testing for 80 different organizations which include the GED Testing Service, Harvard Business School, IBM Corporation, Microsoft, Fortinet, VMware, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Citrix Systems, and Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.
**Be sure to select Careers In Transition as your testing centre**