Ballad Group

Workforce Employment Readiness and Connections Program: Red Deer

This program is for anyone in the Red Deer region facing employment barriers. 


  • 18 years or older
  • Currently unemployed or underemployed
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Permanent resident of Canada

How to get involved
: Call or apply online

Contact information:

Phone:1-855-295-7180 (ext 7)


Address: 6718 Golden West Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4P 1A8

The Province of Alberta is working to provide employment support programs and services.

Ballad’s training facility offers a range of job preparation workshops, as well as hands-on experience in hospitality and carpentry.

Our facility includes a large shop space, as well as hotel spaces such as a reception, kitchen, and bedrooms so that participants can perfect their skills.

Hospitality Program with training in:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Guest Services
  • Housekeeping
  • General Maintenance

Shop Program with training in:

  • Carpentry
  • Construction
  • Safety Certifications
  • Forklift & Skid Steer Certification

Agriculture Program (with Olds College) with training in:

  • Introduction to Agricultural Sector
  • Common Livestock Production
  • Common Field Crop
  • Non-Field Crop
  • Engine Fundamentals
  • Ag Equipment Operations
  • Arboriculture
  • Welding Fundamentals
  • Electrical Basics

Participants of the program will have access to support including:

  • Monthly living expenses
  • Professional services (Psychologist) 
  • Support with transportation. 
  • Supplied work wear
  • Over 30 employment workshops including:
    • career planning
    • stress management
    • overcoming career obstacles 
    • effective communication
    • financial management
    • health & wellness
    • and safety certifications

Ballad will help match you with local employers and support you as you transition into your new job.

Open doors to a wealth of untapped skills

Unlock the potential of our WERC program participants specializing in Hospitality and Construction to fill your open job vacancies. Equipped with exposure courses like First Aid, Forklift and Skid Steer, Pro Serve, and more, our participants bring a diverse skill set to your workforce. Both participants and employers receive Ballad’s support throughout the crucial first 90 up to 180 days of employment, ensuring a seamless transition and a successful start to a mutually beneficial professional journey.

Connect with us today to tap into this pool of talented individuals and elevate your team with skilled, dedicated professionals.

Build New Skills with Ballad

Inquire Below To Unlock Your Potential
Fill Out The Form Below Or Call 1-855-295-7180 (EXT. 7)