The purpose of Work Foundations is to provide full-time and part-time basic skills training and academic upgrading to enable clients to pursue further job-related training and/or to find a job and substantially improve their situation.
The Work Foundations Program is primarily for low-income Albertans who lack the basic academic, language and/or employability skills needed to advance to further training, get a job, and become self-sufficient.
Basic Skills Training is a classroom-based training program designed to help people develop the basic competencies needed to obtain employment and/or to pursue further employmentrelated training. Basic Skills Training is provided on both a part-time and full-time basis, and includes:
- English as an additional language (ESL)
- Basic Literacy and Numeracy (Grades 1-6)
- Adult Basic Education (Grades 7-9)
- Life Skills/Personal Management
Academic Upgrading is a grade 10-12, training program that helps clients develop the academic competencies needed to get a job or to pursue further employment-related training. The expected outcomes of Academic Upgrading are increased employability, employment, and readiness for further training. Academic Upgrading is provided on a part-time and full-time basis.
- Increased employability
- Paid employment
- Progression to further training
- Sustained employment
- Reduced dependency on income support
For more information
Career Information Hotline
Toll Free Phone: 1‑800‑661‑3753
Hours of operation: 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday