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.
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
We get many students dropping by our Room in C104 looking for volunteer or paid positions. There
are many open houses, jobs (both volunteer and paid) on the Career
board located on the first floor between the Library and the Eagle's
Nest. Make sure you pop over to have a look. A job may be there for
Main reasons to enrol 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
· Hotel and Tourism
· Trades Experiences: Electrician, Carpenter, Automotive Technician
WORK EXPERIENCE WEX12A or WEX12B (4 credits)
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.
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 http://nvworkexperience.weebly.com.
YOUTH WORK IN TRADES (formerly the Secondary School Apprenticeship Program)
Graham 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 : http://nvworkexperience.weebly.com.
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.
DO YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A STUDENT EXPERIENCE YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT?
If you do, we would welcome a call or email from you. We are always welcome to new jobs! Contact Ms. Castle at email@example.com or 604-903-3555.