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Do you need to take some of our training for work or further learning,
but can't afford it or are not eligible under other funding options?

Are you an employer who is looking to upgrade your employee's skills?

We can help you apply for these other funding options!

Drayton Valley Community Foundation: Pembina Education Society Adult Continuing Education Bursary

This bursary through Drayton Valley Community Foundation is paid to students 20 years of age on or before September 1st of the current year, demonstrating financial need to enable him/her to pursue an education.  Many of our programs are eligible for this bursary, and we can put together a course list to make the most of your application.

Head over to to apply, or contact us for help!

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The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training initiative designed to help organizations and employees engage in new training programs. The grant covers up to 2/3rd of the total cost of training, to a maximum of $10,000 per employee and $300,000 per organization.

Some of our programs may be eligible for this grant (21 hours or more.) We are able to bundle Community Classes to make the most of your grant application.

What is the Canada-Alberta Job Grant?

About CAJG. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) is an employer-driven program that helps employers invest in training for current and future employees. The goal of the CAJG is to increase participation of Albertans in the labour force by helping them develop the skills they need to find and keep a job. The CAJG is also an opportunity for employers to invest in training that is better aligned to job opportunities.


Please Note:

  1. Applications will be assessed on a first come, first served basis, with the exception of applications for unemployed trainees, which will be assessed on a priority basis.

  2. Meeting eligibility criteria does not guarantee funding approval.

  3. Approval of applications does not constitute an endorsement of any training provider or particular training course(s).

  4. Previous approval of an employer or training provider does not guarantee approval in the future.

  5. All applications are assessed based on information provided in the application


Employers must submit applications electronically through Labour’s Workforce Grants Portal available at

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Adult learners may qualify for funding to help pay for basic education, upgrading or English as a Second Language (ESL). These learning options help you get an education comparable to a high school graduate.​

  • Skills Investment Bursary is for part-time students

Some of our programs would be eligible for this bursary, such as: 

English as a Second Language (ESL).  Training for those whose first language is other than English.

Basic skills training in:

  • literacy and numeracy (grades 1 to 6)

  • adult basic education (grades 7 to 9)

Integrated Foundational Pathways (IFP).  Supportive and interactive learning that blends:

  • essential skills

  • academics

  • applied skills development

Integrated training.  This training combines academic and general employability skills with occupation-related skills.

For more information, go to , or ask us for help!

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Drayton Valley & District Community Learning Association: Community Learning Fund

Sometimes you just need a little help to get where you are going.  In addition to the personalized support and mentoring we provide all of our learners, for any of our Foundational Learning programs in Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Digital Skills, ESL and Foundational Life Skills, we have access to an in-house fund for adults who are struggling financially and cannot afford the cost of learning with us.  If you need these foundational programs to live and work but cannot afford the fees, please talk to one of our staff to inquire about having the fees reduced or waived (subject to approval).  The process is confidential and without judgement.

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