Excel Academy - For A Career That Matters - T: (780) 441-7999, 10766 97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5H 4R2

Transitioning Careers

Our students come to us from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of expertise in different fields of work.  The common thread that ties them together is the desire to move toward a career supporting others.  A frequent concern heard is “I don’t have any experience in this field; will I be able to do it?”.  Our response is a resounding yes!

No matter your background or work experience, if you have aspirations to support others, a compassionate spirit, willingness to learn and commitment to continuing education, you can be successful.  Many skills you may bring with to your program are also beneficial, such as a background in customer service in the retail or food industry, professional experience in child care and personal experience caring for family members.

Our certificate programs and professional development courses may also inspire you to further your career and continue your education.  Many of our graduates choose to pursue further educational opportunities in related fields, with some of the most common identified below.

Community Support Worker

  • Child and Youth Services
  • Disability Management
  • Educational Assistant
  • Human Services Diploma or Degree
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Social Services Worker
  • Social Work Diploma or Degree

Health Care Aide

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Human Services Diploma or Degree
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Social Work Diploma or Degree
  • Specialized education in Dementia Care, Palliative Care and others
  • Other health-related disciplines such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and more

Professional Development courses we offer may spark an interest in areas such as

  • Disability Services/Management
  • Harm Reduction’
  • Human Services
  • Professional Ethics
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Domestic Violence/Social Services

and more.

The Excel Academy can assist you in planning your future educational goals by providing guidance and information from our highly experienced faculty.   To discuss possible career transitions, please contact us here.