Edmonton Programs and Services
Child Development Worker Program
Earn your Child Development Certification and prepare for a career in the Early Learning Industry.
The Child Development Worker Program is an MCG program that provides industry-specific training to Albertans that qualifies them to work in a variety of different careers in the Childcare Industry.
This program offers each program participant:
- An in-depth assessment where the participant’s needs are identified
- 16-weeks of classroom training
- 10-week practicum for work experience (400 hours)
- Child Development Worker Certification
- 3-month follow-up after successful completion of the program
Growth 4 U
Employment Supports for Individuals with Mental Health Concerns
The Growth 4 U program is specifically designed for individuals coping with mental illness who require assistance to obtain and maintain employment. Based on the Individual Placement and Support model, staff work with clients to create a Return to Work Action Plan which outlines the steps needed to successfully enter or re-enter the workforce.
Launch is a paid work experience program for young adults ages 20 to 30.
Clients will have some post-secondary education (college, university, trades) and be unemployed and struggling to find employment due to a lack of experience or career focus. Each client will develop an action plan specific to their employment goals and will be provided with one-on-one career and employment counselling for which the client will receive a training allowance. The paid work experience component connects the client with an employer who will provide occupation-specific training. This allows for the development of relevant work experience. Full-time, sustainable employment is the program objective.
Youth employment and life skills program.
ReBrand provides youth (ages 17 – 30) with an opportunity to develop essential life and career skills. Participants work through a series of facilitator-led modules that aid in career and education planning, stress management, job search skills, networking and much more. ReBrand participants also take part in Work Experience and Job Placements with regional employers. The end-goal upon program completion is for the participant to either obtain full-time employment or return to school to pursue further education.