Career Centre Update

Take Our Kids to Work (TOKW)

Take Our Kids to Work (TOKW) day is an annual event for Grade 9 students. TOKW provides an opportunity for students to job-shadow a parent, family friend, neighbour, or relative for a day. The job-shadow experience allows students to experience the world of work and to begin thinking about career choices. More information is linked here: http://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/what-we-do/student-programs/take-our-kids-to-work/getting-started/parents.

This year, TOKW happens on Wednesday, November 1st. A parent information guide and consent form are provided. Parents who wish to have their Grade 9 students participate in TOKW are asked to sign and return the consent form to the school prior to November 1st.

Parents with questions are invited to contact Shelly O’Hara, at sohara@sd61.bc.ca or by phone at (250) 388-5456;548.

For more information, click on the poster links below:

Poster_Take Our Kids to Work

Parent guide_Take Our Kids to Work

Post Secondary Institutions Visit – October 25, 2017

During the afternoon of October 25th, representatives from eight BC Post-Secondary Institutions will meet with our Grade 11 & 12 students at Vic High.

For more information, click on the link below:

Post Secondary Institutions BC 2017

Student Career Exploration Opportunities

There are a number of exciting career exploration activities for students.

Please see posters linked below for more information about the following:

Auto Tech

Aviation and Design

Trades Awareness, Skills & Knowledge (TASK)

TEAC 105 – Explorations in Technology

Graphic Design Work Experience Program

Tourism and Leadership Exploration (TALE) program

Programs highlighted in red will begin in Semester 2 (February 2018) — the application deadline is November 15.

Careers & Transitions Overview

The Careers & Transitions Handout provides a comprehensive overview of District career-related programs.

Students interested in any of these opportunities are encouraged to see Ms. O’Hara in the Career Centre for applications and more information.