Workplace Training Program

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Human Services

Workplace Training is a program element under the Training for Work program. The purpose of Workplace Training is to:

  • provide employer-delivered, work-site training opportunities to unemployed and marginally employed individuals who are having difficulty entering the workforce due to a lack of skills.
  • provide work exposure opportunities at a worksite for individuals with limited or no work experience.

The intent of Workplace Training is to provide individual-focused training and/or work exposure to enable individuals to find and maintain employment. The training and/or work exposure needs of an individual are assessed and an appropriate employer with a position that fits with the individual’s Service Plan trains the individual at the work site. The individual becomes an employee of the employer from the start of the Workplace Training placement. Alberta Human Services provides a contribution towards the employer’s training-on-the-job costs for the duration of the contract. The contribution portion for the work exposure component is negotiated with the employer.

The objectives of Workplace Training are:

  • to enable unemployed and marginally employed individuals to acquire employability skills, essential skills and occupation-related skills required in the local labour market.
  • to assist unemployed and marginally employed individuals to obtain viable employment that provides increased income and work related benefits

Eligible Individuals Specific to Workplace Training

Workplace Training is appropriate for individuals experiencing barriers to obtaining and maintaining employment. Those barriers may include a lack of essential skills, work exposure, or occupation-related skills.

Individuals in Workplace Training must be 18 years old, out of high school, have an employment goal and may have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • have been unsuccessful in finding and maintaining employment
  • have limited or no experience in competitive employment
  • lack the minimum qualifications that employers require
  • have sufficient literacy/numeracy skills and physical/mental health to participate in and benefit from training to maintain employment

Note
Participants in Workplace Training are not required to be out of school for 12 months prior to the training start date.

For more information on individual eligibility, see Eligible Individuals – General.

Through the Disability Related Employment Supports assessment, Alberta Human Services may assist employers with worksite modification, vehicle modification, on-the-job coaching, and supportive services for people with disabilities.

Furthermore, apprenticeship training opportunities can be explored in Workplace Training when the skills and abilities of the individual are insufficient to meet the entry-level requirements of the trades. Work exposure may be the first step in determining if an individual has the aptitude required for work in a trade. When this occurs, Alberta Human Services staff/service providers will provide information about the Workplace Training position to their local Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training office. Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training can then follow up with the employer to ensure that the employee is registered as an apprentice when appropriate.

Program Requirements

Workplace Training has three components:

  • on-the-job training
  • supplemental training
  • work exposure
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Alberta Contacts:

Accredited Supports to the Community
4322 50 Avenue
Olds AB  T4H 1P6 
403-556-3808 
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Career Assistance Network 
5015 50 Street
Rocky Mountain House AB T4T 1A8
1-866-341-7810 
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rdcan.ca

The Job Resource Centre
314 Marten Street, Box 2039
Banff, Alberta T1W 1B8
Telephone: 403-760-3311
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Directions for Wellness 
212, 4825 51 Street
Camrose AB T4V 1R9 
780-281-1577 
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Directions for Wellness 
4910 55A Street
Wetaskiwin AB T9A 2R7 
780-362-3677 
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The Job Resource Centre
#3, 714- 10 St.
Canmore, Alberta T1W 2A6
Telephone: 403-678-6601
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Web site: http://www.jobresourcecentre.com/

Choice Career & Employment Centre

5109 50 Street
Drayton Valley AB  T7A 1S9 
780-515-9004 
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MH Enterprises 
4th Floor, 224 Centre Street
Drumheller AB T0J 0Y0 
403-823-6934 
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Lokken Associates Training Consultants 
206, 4807 50th Ave
Red Deer AB  T4N 4A5 
403-348-8561 
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Red Deer Aboriginal Employment Services
202, 4909 48 Street
Red Deer AB  T4N 1S8 
403-358-7734
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McBride Career Group 
103, 227 3rd Avenue
Strathmore AB  T1P 1N7 
403-934-4305 
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mcbridecareergroup.com

Edson - Regional Employment Centre
Ability Research and Training Corporation
4928 5th Avenue
Box 6148
Edson, Alberta T7E 1T6
Telephone: 780-723-1900
Fax: 780-712-4216
Toll-free (information): 1-888-809-8707
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The Work Place
#105, 9840 - 97th Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7K2
Telephone: 780-539-5477
Fax: 780-539-5261
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Web site: http://www.gpworkplace.ca

Alberta Human Services, Alberta Works
Telephone: Contact your nearest Alberta Service Centre or Canada-Alberta Service Centre or call the Career Information Hotline at 780-422-4266 in Edmonton
Fax: 780-422-1759
Toll-free (information): 1-800-661-3753 throughout Alberta

Career Action Consulting Inc.
2nd Floor, Provincial Building
5526 - 53 Avenue
PO Box 849
High Prairie, Alberta T0G 1E0
Telephone: 780-523-6794
Fax: 780-523-6709
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Hinton - Regional Employment Centre
Ability Research and Training Corporation
171B Pembina Avenue
Hinton, Alberta T7V 2B2
Telephone: 780-865-5943
Fax: 780-865-2885
Toll-free (information): 1-866-299-5945
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Web site: http://www.ability.ab.ca/

Jasper Employment Centre
Ability Research and Training Corporation
622 Connaught Square
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0
Telephone: 780-852-5982
Fax: 780-852-5957
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Lacombe Employment Centre 
Bay 6, 5230 45 Street
Lacombe AB  T4L 2A1 
403-786-0044 
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3A Academy & Consulting  
5012 46 Street
Lloydminster AB T9V 0C5 
780-808-2258 
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Mr. John Lockhart
General Manager
Community Futures Highwood
14 McRae Street
P.O. Box 1599
Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1B5
Telephone: 403-995-4151
Fax: 403-995-3760
Web site: http://cfhighwood.net/

North Country Power of Work
Goodwill Industries of Alberta
10316-109 Street
Fairview, Alberta
Telephone: call Peace River collect 780-618-2820
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North Country Power of Work
Goodwill Industries of Alberta
9806 – 98 Street
P.O. Box 1407
High Level, Alberta T0H 1Z0
Telephone: 780-926-5330
Fax: 780-926-5325
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North Country Power of Work
Goodwill Industries of Alberta
10032 – 100th Street
P.O. Box 5172
Peace River, Alberta T8S 1R8
Telephone: 780-618-2820
Fax: 780-618-2830
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Prospect Human Services Society
Bay 9, 400 Main St. North
Airdrie, Alberta T4B 2N1
Telephone: (403) 948-9711
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Prospect Human Services Society
915 33 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta T2A 6T2
Telephone: (403) 948-9711
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Prospect Human Services Society
#15 Cochrane Station
205 –1 St. East
Cochrane, Alberta
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Career Action Consulting Inc.
2nd Floor Lakeland Centre
101 Main Street South
Slave Lake, Alberta T0G 2A0
Telephone: 780-849-1979
Fax: 780-849-7356
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Talent Pool Development Society of Calgary
100- 6 Ave. S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Telephone: 403-750-0439

Clients seeking service in French
Accès Emploi Alberta
8944 - 82 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6C 0Z3
Telephone: (780) 490-6975
Toll-free (information): 1-866-490-6999
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Bredin Institute - Centre for Learning
270A Westland Market Mall
70 McLeod Avenue
Spruce Grove, Alberta
Telephone: (780) 425-3730
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