Government of Alberta Funding - Shuttle Program
Transition to Employment Services
Higher Landing has recently partnered with the Government of Alberta to help unemployed professionals in Calgary get back to work. Our shared purpose is to identify a limited number of best-suitable candidates who will most benefit from Higher Landing’s flagship Shuttle Program. The Shuttle Program includes 1-on-1 coaching, workshops and presenting in front of a live panel of decision-makers in our Grizzly Den. Individuals who qualify will have their Shuttle program fully funded by the Alberta Government.
This program requires a 3 month commitment. The program requires that you be available on weekdays, attend 9 workshops, participate in 8 coaching sessions, develop a Branding Brief, Go-To-Market Strategy and present to Higher Landing’s Grizzly Den. You will also be required to devote additional time to completing assignments, developing your resume and LinkedIn profile, networking, participating in Higher Landing’s online career evaluation and self-paced job search portal, the Landing Port. Learn how to apply below.
To qualify for this program, you must:
- be a professional living in the Calgary area
- be unemployed and have an active or recent EI claim
- be looking for full-time, permanent employment
- not be enrolled in another government-funded training program
- be ready, willing and able to begin work immediately
Want to learn more about this program? Attend a free 1-hour Information Session to learn more. Register for one of these upcoming dates:
Higher Landing Inc celebrates Alberta Career Week by helping engineers get back to work with their Shuttle Program. Learn how we helped Professional Engineer, Pascale Launiere land higher:
After working as an Engineer for over 16 years, Pascale suddenly found herself unemployed due to the oil and gas sector decline.
News of the company layoffs was devastating, impacting half her work team. After applying for over 200 jobs with little to no response for an interview, Pascale was frustrated and not sure where to turn. She turned to Higher Landing and was accepted into their Shuttle Program.
Through the program, Pascale shifted her traditional job search perspective and overcame negative perspectives she had with her employment situation. She developed a resume based on “her brand” for use in all jobs and increased her comfort level in using social media to broaden her professional network through LinkedIn and Blogging. This helped her to get interviews and eventually land the job she wanted using her skills in the engineering field.
Pascale spent hours in developing her own personal brand as demonstrated through her new resume, helping to increase her value in other roles and sectors she had not considered previously. She presented her brand to the Grizzly Den panel, represented by influential Calgary business leaders ready to provide feedback and leads.
Pascale recommends the program to others struggling to connect to a job and found the staff and support provided invaluable. She states “learning how to develop new networks outside of my traditional network which was largely oil and gas was critical to my success along with understanding the difference between socializing and true networking”.
Individuals who are interested in applying to the program are asked to submit a PDF version of your resume, along with the 2 completed forms below, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to strong interest in this program, responses could take several weeks. Your submittal will be carefully reviewed. If we determine that you are a strong candidate for the program, you will be contacted for a brief interview.