Congratulations on your acceptance to Inside Education’s Western Canada Oil Sands Careers Education Professional Development Program! Here are all the details you need to help you start planning for this one-of-a-kind learning adventure that will enrich your classes and student career development!
Program start: The Sawridge Inn, Fort McMurray (530 MacKenzie Blvd, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4C4) at 6:00pm Sunday, October 18 (map)
Program end: end at Portage College, Lac La Biche at 12:00pm Wednesday, October 21 (our coach bus will drop off participants at Edmonton International Airport at approximately 3:00pm Wednesday, October 21).
1. Confirm your attendance:
Please complete the participant details form to confirm your attendance to the program. This form must be completed by Thursday, October 1, 2015.
We will be staying at the Sawridge Inn in Fort McMurray on October 18 & 19. Rooms are same gender double occupancy. If you know someone else on the program you can request your roommate on the details form.
On October 20, we will be staying at a work camp near Conklin. Rooms at the camp are single occupancy.
Participants are responsible for arranging their own flights. Please note that this means flights TO Fort McMurray on Sunday, October 18, and flights FROM Edmonton* on Wednesday, October 21.
*Participants will be dropped off at the Edmonton International Airport on Wednesday, October 21 at approximately 3:00pm.
Inside Education is pleased to offer a reimbursement to support your travel, up to $600 per participant. Receipts must be provided and subsidy claims must be submitted within 1 month of program completion. Download the subsidy form – Inside Education PD Flights Subsidy Form_2015
*please note: this program does not qualify for a supply teacher subsidy
Also an important item! Inside Education will provide all meals starting with supper on Sunday October 18 through to and including lunch on Wednesday October 21. We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions; please indicate your food preferences on the participant details form.
5. The Program
We are busy working with some amazing experts in the region to ensure the program provides a comprehensive look at the variety of careers in the oil sands region of Alberta. We have booked the bus, hotels, tours, and speakers – stay tuned to PD Corner for the detailed program, coming soon!
6. The Election
Back in May when we set the program date we had no idea the program would overlap with the Federal election. We encourage you to participate in the democratic process and have your voice heard by heading to the polls early – advance polls are open October 9-12; learn more by visiting Elections Canada.