Central Alberta students were given the opportunity to explore career pathways during the second annual Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) Education and Career Expo. 

Nearly 3,000 middle and high school students and current RDP students attended the event.   

“The Education and Career Expo provided an immersive platform for youth to create industry connections and to receive guidance in achieving their career aspirations,” said Chad Flinn, Associate Vice President, Academic. “At Red Deer Polytechnic, we provide enhanced education, training, and applied research opportunities that prepare students to become leaders in their careers and contribute to the economic prosperity of Alberta.”    

During the event, Indigenous high school students could attend the 4 Directions Workshop, featuring Indigenous speakers who shared their education and career journeys.   

A Young Women in Trade and Technologies Spring Camp was held on campus in conjunction with the expo.  

The camp provided opportunities for females in Grades 10 to 12 to explore careers in skills trades and technologies, interact with mentors, and identify a path for an internship.