Preparing youth for the future of work.

Through alternative learning and professional development opportunities, Actua helps educators, youth and our program instructors build the skills needed to future-proof their career, drive innovation and succeed in the fast-changing and competitive job market.

Future Skills Instructor’s Program

1,000 post-secondary students hired annually as program instructors within the Actua network.

As part of their employment, these students are offered career development opportunities that put their academic learning to the test and allow them to develop the practical and real-world skills needed to land a job in an emerging STEM field. Opportunities such as professional mentoring, career days, internships and more.

Work-integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning is hands-on learning opportunities within a real-world setting. We partner with leading industry organizations to deliver work-integrated learning experiences, such as webinars, hackathons, career days and mentorship events. These experiences give students a competitive edge when entering the workforce by helping them develop their professional identities and professional networks while gaining the skills relevant to the current job market.


Micro-Internships are a short-term work experience where students are paired with industry professionals to learn from their skills, knowledge and expertise. Through micro-internships, students gain valuable insights and information about a specific career and industry. It’s also an opportunity for students to expand their professional network and showcase their existing skills among our leading industry partners.


Micro-credentials are an emerging and significant part of the education landscape. Actua awards micro-credentials to youth and educators participating in a range of STEM learning experiences so they can be recognized for a specific skill or competency. These verified and stackable micro-credentials complement traditional training and education and are a remarkable addition to any resume.

Looking for opportunities?

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