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Kindergarten to Grade 12 Resources

Kindergarten to Grade 6


Honour the Work advances STEAM education by providing books, equipment, and lesson plans which introduce the skilled trades to elementary students in Canada.

Their mission is to create a one-stop hub to connect Canadians to meaningful careers in the skilled trades. They are working to help break the stereotypes of who pursues skilled trades, why they do it, and what skills are needed.


Grade 7 to Grade 9


The Tools for Schools’ program was created as a way to ensure that students who are enrolled in industrial arts and related courses have access to tools, safety equipment, consumables and other related construction materials.

The goal being to put tools in the hands of Junior High students in order to foster a love for building, innovation, and construction.

Since the launch of the program the ECA on behalf of its membership has supported over 50 junior high shop programs.



The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) allows high school students to get an inside look at their chosen trade to help them decide if the trade is right for them!

Students can work:

  • Part-time during the school year,
  • For a semester,
  • On weekends and holidays,
  • Or during the summer

Once the student graduates high school they are automatically registered as a standard apprentice and their RAP hours are applied to their apprenticeship program.

Construction Worker


Through NorQuest College, the Alberta Indigenous Construction Career Centre (AICCC) connects skilled Indigenous worker with employers.

From resume building, interview preparation, and personalized job matching, AICCC assists job seekers at all stages of their employment journey.



YOUCAN Youth Services is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to help young people out of harm's way and onto a path of economic independence

The Road to Work Program is designed to support youth to get the skills and safety trainings necessary to enter the construction, road work, and traffic safety sectors. Through partnerships between YOUCAN Youth Services and construction, road building, and traffic safety companies, youth with have a direct route from training to employment.

Program Requirements

  • 18 - 26 Years Old
  • Able to attend 5 consecutive weeks of training, Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Trainings Covered in the Program

  • Industry Standard Safety Trainings
  • Hand and Power Tool Training
  • Pre-Employment Training
  • Standard First Aid
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Careers Works is a non-profit organization that offers free services to high school students and recently graduated students. They work with Alberta schools to connect students to employers for paid internships.

High school students learn and earn as they test drive different careers through paid internships, helping them find out what kind of work appeals to them!

Students can enroll either throughout the school year or just during the summer. No experience is necessary to apply.



Women Building Futures

Women Building Futures offers programs and support services for women to explore, train, and connect to careers in the skilled trades.

Their programs include:

  • Construction Trades
  • Driver Training
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Heavy Equipment Technician
  • and Power Engineering

WBF also offers success coaches to help with your career choice, admissions advisors to guide you through your application, and student support advisors that offer one-on-one support.