Windsor Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Student Placement Experiences


2014-2015 Work Experience Students!

Jakob Goodsmith has an interest in trades, particularly welding. He worked at Syncro Metalworks for a full work week where he learned to use the plasma cutter, do small welding projects, and accompanied the owner on site visits to quote jobs.

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Mihaela Georgescu pursued her interest in performing arts by working with the Deep Cove Stage Society from pre-production all the way through the duration of the play. She helped in many ways, including line-reading during rehearsals, pre-production set-up, and acting as assistant stage manager during rehearsals and shows. Mihaela was so successful in her placement that her supervisor nominated her for the 2015 Florence Goodwin Award for the Most Promising Newcomer which she won!!

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Marika Allen-Mangold worked at Bark Avenue Grooming and Bath where she learned the trade of dog grooming. Marika's responsibilities ranged from customer service and creating promotional gift bags to bathing and grooming dogs. Marika's employers were so impressed with her that they offered her a paid part-time job.


Angela Mauriello headed down to Maplewood Farm to experience life as a farmer. Her responsibilities ranged from feeding the animals and cleaning their stalls and cages to making sure the grounds were kept clean and organized. Angela worked hard all through the winter which meant she was working in all weather conditions and really got to experience what working on a farm would entail. 

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Carly Russel wanted to pursue a placement relating to art. She worked at Bella Ceramica, a paint-your-own-pottery-studio in West Vancouver. Carly helped to mix and refill paints, assisted kids with pottery projects and helped to keep the studio clean and organized. Throughout her placement Carly not only helped the art students she was working with but was also encouraged to create her own projects!

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Baeylea Campbell secured an internship at the Bank of Montreal. She has worked every weekend learning how to do customer transactions, money exchanges, deposits, withdrawals, vault organization and many other tasks. Baeylea has thoroughly enjoyed her work experience and has been told by the branch manager that she will have a job waiting for her upon graduation should she wish to work at the bank! 

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