École Windsor Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Career Education

Career Education:
Work Experience, Apprenticeship Training
and Steps to Success

Work Experience Blog






Ms. Sian Oliver
Work Experience Coordinator

604-903-3700 ext. 809909

website: http://sianoliver.weebly.com/work-experience.html

Mrs. Joicy Szymanski
Work Experience Facilitator


604-903-3700 ext 809203

Please come visit the Career Centre in Room 203

        Open Monday-Friday 8:10-3:10pm



We get many students dropping by our Room in 203 looking for volunteer or paid positions.  Please encourage them to view our blog spot….


There are many open houses, jobs (both volunteer and paid) on the Career board located on the 200 floor by the stairs.  Make sure you pop over to have a look.  A job may be there for you!

Work Experience WEX12A or WEX12B (4 credit) This course can be taken as long as you are 14 years of age, so anyone in Grades 10-12.  Students are placed with local employers in positions that align with their interest and future career goals.  The community becomes the classroom where students gain experience in the workplace and are provided with a frame of reference to review or revise their career goals.  Through employer assessment, students receive valuable feedback about their employability skills and technical skills related to specific occupations.

Work Experience is comprised of pre-placement classroom assignments, placement activities including successful completion of 100 hours (minimum) at a community worksite(s), and post-placement assignments.  Work Experience Teachers and the Work Experience Facilitator will work with students individually and in small groups to assist students with choosing and obtaining relevant and meaningful placements.  More information can be obtained from https://sianoliver.weebly.com/work-experience.html

Youth Work in Trades (formerly the Secondary School Apprenticeship Program)

Windsor Secondary School offers Youth Work in Trades in conjunction with the Industry Training Authority (ITA).  This program is designed for those students who are currently working part-time in a trade, under a certified Journey Person, or who know of someone who might hire them to work in a trade.  It is possible for students to earn up to 16 credits for this course.  Students can arrange their timetable to be here one day and on the job site one day.  Four credits are assigned for every 120 hours of work completed.  These hours are also counted towards the total number of hours needed to become a journeyman in their chose trade. More information can be found at : https://sianoliver.weebly.com/secondary-school-trade-programs.html

Trades are not what they use to be and in high demand! If you are interested in seeing your hands-on child explore a trade, while in high school check out these sites:   http://www.discovertradesbc.ca/ and/or www.itabc.ca



If you do, we would also welcome a call or email from you. We are always welcome to new jobs!!!  Contact Mrs. Szymanski at jszymanski@sd44.ca or 604-903-3700.