Seycove Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Career Centre


Work Experience and Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities have been posted on Work Experience blog http://www.blog44.ca/seycoveworkexperience/ 

Please see Ms. Parmar for more information.

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Work Experience course is an joint effort between community businesses and schools. At Seycove, students enrolled in the Work Experience course (4 credits) will complete 100 hours of work experience at jobsite that may help them with career decisions.

Students are given assistance in job placement opportunities that are relevant to them and their foucs area. Students further develop their resume and understand the importance of cover letters, thank you letters, work safety, employablility skills, interview skills, and decision-making process.

Students continue to examine their appropriate career paths. Self-employed, non-profit, or eligible include:
  • Hands-on work experience (business, government, self-employed, non-profit or volunteer organization)
  • Job shadowing a worker
  • Career Mentoring with a worker
  • Career simulation activities for occupations where hands-on work experience is not available (such as the Fire Fighters Career Day)

In most cases, work experience will consist of school-arranged, non-paid placements which sometimes lead to an apprenticeship. For further information, please contact Neeru Parmar, Work Experience Facilitator at 604-903-3666 Ext 807909 or email nparmar@sd44.ca

Secondary School Apprenticeship(SSA) is a training program for trades and technical careers that involves a combination of on the job training and classroom instruction. SSA is a career program that allows students to begin an apprenticeship while still in school and earn high school credits for doing so and be eligible for a $ 1000 scholarship !!

Hidden Apprentices - If you are working you may already be a Secondary School Apprentice. See Ms Parmar or Mr. Clancy for more info. The Industry Training Authority (ITA) is the provincial organization that oversees apprenticeship training. For more information including a list of apprentice-able trades, go to www.itabc.ca or contact Mr. Shtenko SSA teacher 604-903-3666 email pshtenko@sd44.ca