ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Skillcity Institute is a social impact organization incorporated in 2015. We inspire and prepare young people from racialized communities and low income households in Alberta for the fast-changing world of work. Working in partnership with local businesses, education providers and the community, we encourage young people to develop future skills and entrepreneurial culture by engaging them in skill-building and project-based activities and programs that connect their learning to future careers. Through encounters with the world of work, they gain exposure to STEM and other emerging fields that will shape the future of work. Ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to pursue high-potential careers and reach their full potential.

WHAT WE DO

Careers & Enterprise Education

We expose young people to careers and industries through Education Business Partnership (EBP) initiatives; we organize workplace visits and invite professionals and companies to schools and summer camps to share their career journeys and insights with Q & A sessions about trending occupations, must-have STEAM skills in the digital age, and a variety of activities to inspire young people to develop skills that will set them up for success in the future.​​

Mentoring

We provide bespoke mentoring (school, community, corporate, career or peer mentoring); Alternative support system for young people at risk of disengaging from education, particularly vulnerable new immigrant youth in precarious situations needing community-based mentoring; youth in group homes lacking parental guidance needing relationship-based mentoring, as well as young people in need of role models in their fields of interest.​

Workforce Development

We promote and engage in workforce development initiatives and projects designed to address skills gaps and skills mismatch in Alberta industries.