The labour force is rich in competencies and knowledge that contribute to success in the manufacturing sector. The region continues to attract workers with diverse skills and levels of experience in trades, transportation, and primary industries.
Sturgeon County offers education through public, Catholic, and private schools. Special programming includes French immersion, Christian and special needs. Sturgeon County elementary and high schools include approximately 287 teachers serving more than 4,200 students in 16 schools throughout the region.
Sturgeon County is in close proximity to Alberta universities, colleges, and technical/vocation schools, making it easy to remain in the region while pursuing advanced education options.
Degree, diploma, and certificate granting programs are available at most local institutions and include:
Faculty of Engineering (University of Alberta)
- Biomedical, Chemical, and Materials Engineering
- Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering
- Civil and Environmental, Mining and Petroleum Engineering
Faculty of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
- Integrated Petroleum Geosciences
Certificate or diploma programs (at NAIT) in:
- Petroleum Engineering Technology
- Chemical Technology