Central AB career fair reveals shifting student interests for programs, careers

May 10, 2019

A recent career fair in Central Alberta has revealed the changing landscape of what students are looking for in their post-secondary education and future career. A decade ago, students’ questions were “very much focused on their future and on money,” said Red Deer College President Joel Ward.  “Now, we’re seeing a combination of a good job and maybe making a difference in the world as well.” Ward stated that the college had seen a growing interest in programs focused on the environment, IT, and communications in the digital world. Olds College Registrar and Associate Vice-President of Students Peter Mal added that Olds offers programming in areas such as trades, hospitality, and smart agriculture for a changing agriculture industry. Red Deer Advocate (AB)