École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District

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Click HERE for current North Vancouver School District Student Opportunities.

Check out the new Handsworth Career Centre Website for course information, assignments, resources and work opportunities; http://hsscareercenter.weebly.com

Scroll down for the latest student opportunities!​
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What is it? 
A virtual information session where you will learn about the Counsellor Program at Cheakamus Centre – a great opportunity to be mentors and leaders for NVSD grade 4’s and 6’s at Outdoor School.

Where is it?
In the Learning Commons. If you cannot make it in-person, please speak to your school counsellor for the link to attend online.

Who can attend? 
Grade 10s, 11s, & 12s!

What if I trained/counselled already last year? 
Great! You do not need to attend this virtual session. Cheakamus Centre administration will email you directly when sign-ups are open.

Why should I counsel?
Make new friends! Earn volunteer hours! Inspire and connect with youth in your school district! Spent time outdoors!​
​Virtual Information Session for Grade 10-12 Students
Friday, September 15th from 1:00 - 1:30pm
Learning Commons/Library

​Questions? Contact Ms. T. Infanta, Grade 10 Counsellor tinfanta@sd44.ca
​​Career Fair
Sports, Recreation and Health Care

The NVSD is extending an invitation to staff and students to attend a Career Expo in Sports, Recreation and Health Care.  We are thrilled to be partnering with The Washington Kids Foundation in hosting this event.

The main purpose of the fair is to introduce students to the variety of jobs that can be obtained in these career focus areas.  Career exploration opportunities such as this, are essential for students by offering a window into their future.  In order to be able to make informed educational choices, we aim to have many quests attend to help students gain practical insights into different professions and positions that my be available. 
​Career Fair
Sports, Recreation and Health Care,
Sutherland Secondary School

Friday, November 17, 2023 between 9:30 am - 12:45 pm.

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Please see Mrs. Sheri Johnson, WEX Facilitator for more information and permission form.

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​Trades Fair
Friday, December 1
09:20 to 12:45

Learning Commons/Library
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YELL Information Night

Monday, February 12, 2024

Sutherland Secondary School Theatre
1860 Sutherland Ave
18:30 - 19:30


Contact Mrs. Johnson

Learn more about YELL Young Entrepreneurship and Leadership Launchpad​

YELL Application Form:  YELL Application 2024.pdf

​​BCIT Engineering Panel Event March 5, 2024

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Got an aspiring engineer in your life? Help your student get inspired in civil, marine, mining, geomatics, building science engineering, and more. Join the BCIT engineering panel and info session to speak with faculty and grads in engineering. Please click on the QR Code for more information and registration.
LaSalle College

Are you interested in design, media, arts, fashion or culinary? LaSalle college has a unique opportunity for students in grades 11 and 12 to complete 30 hours of work experience as part of your graduation requirement. The session will be held over spring break March 25th to 28th, Deadline for registration is March 15th.
​Deadline to register:
Friday, March 15, 2024

Please see the Opportunities Board outside of room 1069 for more details.
​Turner Construction 
Exclusive Job Shadowing Opportunity

​Turner Construction invites Grades 10,11 & 12 students for an exclusive Job Shadowing Opportunity with Canadian Turner Construction Company.
Explore the world of construction firsthand! Dates are being offered over the spring break.

​Deadline to register:
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Please see Ms.Purves for more details or check out the Spring Break Opportunities outside room 1069​
BCIT Biotechnology Career Awareness Program April 15-19

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​BCIT’s Biotechnology Career Awareness Program is directed at Grade 10, 11 and 12 students with a strong interest in science who want to learn more about applying biology to real-world problems such as human disease. It is built on a partnership between BCIT, local biotechnology companies and participating school districts.

Topics include (but not limited to):
  • what is biotechnology?
  • use of micropipettes and spectrophotometers
  • preparation of culture
  • cell theory
  • the role of protein
  • how genes are turned into proteins
  • extra-chromosomal DNA
  • recombinant DNA technologies
  • diagnosis of disease
  • treatment of disease
  • genetic engineering in plants
  • DNA fingerprinting
  • monoclonal antibodies
This year, it runs from April 15-19, 2024. More detailed information is HERE

District coordinator, teacher, school representative OR qualified students send application forms to kathy_white@bcit.ca, Program Assistant for the BCIT Biotechnology department by MONDAY, MARCH 25th, 2024.

Please contact Ms. Purves with questions. Thank you,  kpurves@sd44.ca

Handsworth Career, Job & Volunteer Fair

Tuesday April 23, 2024 from 08:45 - 13:30 
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Featuring employers for summer hiring, volunteer opportunities as well as career exploration. 
Students are invited to come down with their classes and will also have an opportunity to check out the Fair during morning tutorial and lunch time.

​Questions?     Please see Ms. Purves by the Learning Commons/Library Room 1069.​
​BCIT ACE Program
Tuesday, April 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
via MS Teams
​Are you a grade 12 student considering a career in Architecture, Construction or Engineering? then the "ACE" Certificate may be the right next step for you. BCIT will be holding an information session that will be delivered online using Microsoft teams on April 30, 6:30pm-7:30pm.

​Please see the Opportunity Board outside room 1069 for more information.
BCEHS BC Emergency Health Services
​BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) has added ride-along opportunities with access to North 
Van, West Van and Lions Bay

*Youth observation program is available to youth ages 17 & 18
*They look for youths that have shown interest via Scouts Canada, Red Cross, St John’s Brigade, 
life guarding, first responder programs, high school EMR or similar programs or WEX
​If interested, please see Ms.Purves (Rm 1069) for more details.​