Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Careers and Work Experience


CAREER EDUCATION
AT CARSON GRAHAM SECONDARY



John Grant
Work Experience Teacher
jgrant@sd44.ca

604-903-3555

website:  http://nvworkexperience.weebly.com


Holly Castle
Work Experience Facilitator

hcastle@sd44.ca

604-903-3555 ext 803123




​CAREER CENTER 

The Career Center is located in C104 beside the Library.


WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES:

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 you!


WORK EXPERIENCE WEX12A or WEX12B (4 credits) 

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 http://nvworkexperience.weebly.com.


YOUTH WORK IN TRADES (formerly the Secondary School Apprenticeship Program)

Carson 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.

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.  

 

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 hcastle@sd44.ca or 604-903-3555.