Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Careers and Work Experience
​CAREER CENTER 
 

The Career Center is located in C104 beside the library.


 

WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS CURRENTLY UNDER WAY

Vancouver Aquarium

North West Pharmacy

Science World

Northo Orthodondics

Lonsdale Creek Daycare

Regency Nissan

North Vancouver City Library

Lonsdale Law Center

Vancouver International Children's Center

Highwater Tackle

Port Metro Vancouver

 

WORK EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW 

The Work Experience program at Carson Graham is one of the strongest programs on the North Shore. The Work Experience program provides students with the opportunity to test drive their occupation of choice in the real world. It contributes significantly to the student’s understanding of the connection between school and work and provides students considering various careers with meaningful and relevant work experiences. Students who wish to explore their career options or who have already identified their career path are strongly encouraged to participate in the Work Experience program. Grade 11 and 12 students are able to register for the program.

 
Students enrolled in the Work Experience program are required to participate in 100 hours of work over the course of the year. Work may take place during school hours, during spring break, summer break or after school. Work experience hours may be earned through paid employment, if the area of employment is directly related to the student’s focus area. Paid employment hours must be discussed and approved prior to the commencement of the work. Safety training and dissemination of information related to their Work Experience placement is discussed. To register for Work Experience students should select ‘Work Experience (WEX12A) on their course selection sheet and enroll in the grade 11 and 12 course. Students enrolled in Work Experience do not lose an elective space.

 
 
Main reasons to be enrolled in Work Experience:
·         Provides an insight to career options
·         Allows students to network and broaden contacts for career/job after high school
·         Expands on a resume and cover letter
·         Explores employability skills
 
Some examples of work experience placements include:
·         RCMP Youth Academy
·         Art
·         Teaching
·         Hotel and Tourism
·         Trades Experiences: Electrician, Carpenter, Automotive Technician
 
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

 For more information about the Work Experience course or other career information:

Come visit the Career Center in C104

Email John Grant at jgrant@sd44.ca

Check out the Work Experience course website at:   http://nvworkexperience.weebly.com/