Alberta Works Centre reopening

The official re-opening of Red Deer’s Alberta Works Centre is among the local events planned for Alberta Works Week, which runs from April 29 to May 3. The centre, which was Alberta’s first Labour Market Information Centre when it opened in 1982, has been renovated and expanded. It’s located on the second floor of First Red Deer Place, at 4911 51st St., with the 9 a.m. re-opening ceremony on Wednesday to be followed by the second day of an oil and gas job fair.

The official re-opening of Red Deer’s Alberta Works Centre is among the local events planned for Alberta Works Week, which runs from April 29 to May 3.

The centre, which was Alberta’s first Labour Market Information Centre when it opened in 1982, has been renovated and expanded. It’s located on the second floor of First Red Deer Place, at 4911 51st St., with the 9 a.m. re-opening ceremony on Wednesday to be followed by the second day of an oil and gas job fair.

On Monday, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., an Alberta Works career and employment consultant will discuss how to find work, where jobs are located and what tools, programs and services are available to help. From 10:45 a.m. to noon the same day, guidance will be provided with respect to funding options for school, how to apply for funding for tickets like first aid and H2S certification, and how the apprenticeship program works. Both presentations will take place at the Red Deer Alberta Works Centre.

Tuesday will mark the kick-off of the oil and gas job fair, with about 30 employers taking part in the two-day event at the Red Deer Alberta Works Centre. It will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

On Wednesday afternoon, from 1 to 3 p.m., Red Deer’s Lamborne Environmental Ltd. will be at the centre to describe the career opportunities it offers. And on Thursday, from 1 to 4 p.m., there will be a Red Deer Community Services Providers Fair.

Alberta Works Week will wrap up on Friday, with an Alberta Works business and industry liaison from Fort McMurray discussing employment opportunities in the Northern Alberta city and what it’s like to live and work there. That session will run from 10 a.m. to noon, also at the Red Deer Alberta Works Centre.