Thousands of post-secondary programs mean students need to know themselves and their strengths. When busy high school students look to apply for post-secondary studies, it might help to know that Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education recognizes more than 2,500 programs in the province. That number is just the programs and doesn't include the actual number of careers that branch off of each area of study.
The choices can be overwhelming, so if you see someone lean into a student and ask them, perhaps like the irate, resentful father from Twisted Sister's We're Not Gonna Take It video circa 1984, "what do you want to do with your life," you might want to have these numbers handy. More...