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Bredin Centre for Learning offers new option to help find employment

Central Albertans who need help to find employment have a new local option.

Bredin Centre For Learning opened a Red Deer office on Nov. 1. Located at No. 101, 4711 51st Ave., it has a staff of six, including career counsellors.

“We assist with all employment needs,” said Alison Ecklund, Bredin’s local program manager.

The support it provides ranges from help preparing resumés to one-on-one career counselling, she added.

Clients also have access to a resource centre that’s equipped with computers, phones, photocopiers, fax machines and other equipment.

Ecklund said Bredin’s clients run the gamut, from new Canadians to workers seeking a career change. They can book an appointment or simply drop in, she said.

Based in Edmonton, Bredin also has offices in Calgary and Spruce Grove. A non-profit organization that was founded in 1976, it receives funding from Alberta Employment and Immigration, Service Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Ecklund said Bredin’s expansion into Red Deer was a natural progression, given the region’s central location.

Job-seekers, employers and others are invited to attend an open house at Bredin’s Red Deer office this Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. It will be a good opportunity to learn about the centre’s services and meet its staff, she said.

Additional information about Bredin can be obtained online at, or by calling the Red Deer centre at 587-273-0225.

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