In the 1970s, Alberta’s vocational schools were primarily focused on providing hands-on training in specific trades and technical fields. These schools were designed to prepare students for construction, manufacturing, and transportation careers. They offered programs in various fields, including welding, automotive mechanics, carpentry, electrical technology, machining, and many others. Many of these programs were designed to be completed in one or two years and provided students with the skills they needed to enter the workforce upon graduation.
Most of the vocational schools in Alberta during the 1970s were operated by the government, with funding provided by the province. These schools were located in various cities and towns across Alberta and were typically smaller in size than traditional colleges or universities. Some vocational schools in Alberta during the 1970s have since closed or merged with other institutions, while others have been incorporated into larger post-secondary institutions such as colleges and universities.