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College and Other Vocational Instructors  (NOC 4131)
Edmonton Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

This unit group includes instructors who teach applied arts, academic, technical and vocational subjects to students at community colleges, CEGEPs, agricultural colleges, technical and vocational institutes, language schools and other college level schools. This unit group also includes trainers who are employed by private training establishments, companies, community agencies and governments to deliver internal training or development courses. College teachers who are heads of departments are included in this group.

CEGEP teacher, college teacher, commercial art instructor, community college teacher, company trainer, computer training instructor, department chairperson – college, department head – CEGEP, firefighting instructor, language school instructor, teacher – institute of technology, teacher, legal assistant program, training officer – company, vocational institute teacher.

College and other vocational instructors perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Teach students using a systematic plan of lectures, demonstrations, discussion groups, laboratory work, shop sessions, seminars, case studies, field assignments and independent or group projects
  • Develop curriculum and prepare teaching materials and outlines for courses
  • Prepare, administer and mark tests and papers to evaluate students' progress
  • Advise students on program curricula and career decisions
  • Provide individualized tutorial/remedial instructions
  • Supervise independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work or hands-on training
  • Supervise teaching assistants
  • May provide consultation services to government, business and other organizations
  • May serve on committees concerned with matters such as budgets, curriculum revision, and course and diploma requirements.

These instructors specialize in particular fields or areas of study such as visual arts, dental hygiene, welding, engineering technology, policing, computer software, management and early childhood education.

Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Wetaskiwin, Beaumont, Bon Accord, Calmar, Devon, Drayton Valley, Duffield, Gibbons, Millet, Morinville, Redwater, Stony Plain, Cardiff, Rosenthal Estates

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Outlook & Prospects for College and Other Vocational Instructors in Edmonton Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Alberta.

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Table on the employment potential for College and Other Vocational Instructors in Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Alberta Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22

For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be good for College and Other Vocational Instructors (NOC 4131) in Alberta. Compared with all other occupations, more job openings are expected in this occupation as a result of workers retiring.

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Alberta was 46 years and 26% of workers were 55 years old and older. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, approximately 9,300 people worked in this occupation in 2013.

Table on the employment potential for College and Other Vocational Instructors in Edmonton Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Calgary Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Camrose--Drumheller Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Edmonton Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Red Deer Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22
Please consult the Edmonton Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.