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Help students discover and explore careers

Tue, 4 Oct, 2022

News item: Help students discover and explore careers

Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 have the opportunity to discover careers through the Community Marketplace. Much more than a typical guest speaker, career fair or career day, the Community Marketplace is a collaboration between teachers and community organizations to provide authentic and meaningful career exploration for students.

The Community Marketplace allows teachers to book grade-specific interactive presentations for their classrooms. These opportunities both encourage and challenge students to make connections between what they are learning in the classroom and the world around them.

This initiative, along with many others, is supported through Career Pathways at Edmonton Public Schools. Read more about the Community Marketplace in Careering magazine.

Get involved

If your organization is interested in sharing your passion and expertise with students, we would love to hear from you. A Career Pathways consultant will work with you to ensure a connection to what students are learning in the classroom, schedule presentations and more. Email careerpathways@epsb.ca to get in touch. 

Participating organizations

During the 2021–22 school year, we had a total of 210 interactive presentations to schools across the Division, reaching an audience of more than 7,000 students. We’re so grateful to the 56 community organizations that joined us. They are listed under each of the five career pathways.

Arts, Design and Communication

  • 19 Islands
  • Buno Design
  • Hoang Digital Co.
  • Simone and Ivy
  • Speech Dojo
  • Doba Photography
  • CAREERS: The Next Generation

Business and Information Technology

  • ATB Financial
  • Bioware
  • Bryan and Company LLP
  • Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta
  • Grant Miller Motors
  • myBlueprint
  • ThinkQ Business Ninjas
  • Travel Gurus
  • Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute

Construction, Manufacturing and Transportation

  • Alberta Motor Transportation Association
  • Edmonton and Northern Alberta Aero Club
  • Kiewit Construction
  • Situate
  • Freeport Industries

Health, Education and Human Services

  • AHS Emergency Medical Services
  • Athabasca University
  • DISCOVER non-profit
  • Edmonton Public Schools, Research Department
  • Edmonton Public Schools, Video Production 
  • Edmonton Stingers Basketball
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • London Drugs
  • MacEwan University, Human Services and Early Learning Dept
  • Momentum Health and Wellness
  • NAIT
  • Edmonton Public Library
  • The Foundry Gym
  • U of A Career Centre
  • U of A Forensic Anthropology
  • U of A Biological Sciences and Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Science
  • U of A Medical Microbiology
  • U of A Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Science
  • Edmonton Ultimate Players Association
  • YMCA of Northern Alberta

Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

  • Alberta Milk
  • Inside Education
  • Future Energy Systems U of A
  • Relay Education
  • Syncrude
  • Work Wild, Alberta Forest Products Association
  • Precision Well Services
  • Vertex