Edmonton Programs

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

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Employment Preparation for Careers in Construction

An individualized and comprehensive employment preparation program for unemployed Albertans with barriers to work.

MCG’s Employment Preparation for Careers in Construction program provides job seekers with challenges in finding and maintaining employment with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to succeed in employment. Clients are connected to community service providers to receive the support needed to address their challenges and then provided with a Paid Work Exposure opportunity within the construction industry. Sustainable employment is the program objective.

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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.

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Priority Employer Program

Helping Businesses Put Ability First

The Priority Employer Program (PEP) was developed to support by offering a range of resources, training and guidance to help with the recruitment, hiring and retaining and advancement of persons with disabilities.

PEP empowers employers through the provision of:

  • Online or in-person education and training related to advancing inclusion for employers and staff
  • Support and guidance for human resources activities
  • Access to employer focused tools, resources and publications
  • Supported connections to disability service providers
  • Provision of accessibility and ergonomic assessments for worksites
  • Assistance with applications for employer grants
  • Upskills training and micro-credentialing for current employees with disabilities and supervisors of employees with disabilities

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Skill-Based Training and Employment Support for Careers in Construction

An Alberta Jobs, Employment and Trades program preparing individuals through the development of employability, occupational and technical skills needed to find, obtain, and keep employment within the construction industry. This training program is offered in partnership with our technical trainer, the Alberta Construction Training Institute (ACTI). The program is designed to lead to various employment opportunities in the residential and commercial construction industry, along with relevant and required safety certifications.

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Rapid Employment Services

Short course Training and Certification to Employment

An Alberta Jobs, Employment and Trades program preparing Participant’s by providing short course training and industry certifications to obtain and retain employment. The MCG RES office will be in Edmonton, Alberta, and serve Edmonton and Edmonton Rural East through Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Lac La Biche, St. Paul, and surrounding communities.

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