École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District


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

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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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​District of North Vancouver Youth in Film Fund Bursary
The purpose of this fund is to support youth who wish to enter the film industry as a career.  North Vancouver District Council is awarding 7 bursaries each worth $2000 to graduating students from the class of 2023. Below is a link to our online application form for students who intend on entering any sector of the film industry next year as part of their post secondary education.  The bursary will be awarded to each of the 5 DNV public high schools and 2 additional bursaries for students who identify as Indigenous.  

Deadline to apply: 
Friday June 23, 2023


Open to students in the current graduating class.  ​The bursary will be awarded to each of the 5 DNV public high schools and 2 additional bursaries for students who identify as Indigenous.
​​​GREAT NEWS!  The BCIT Biotechnology Career Awareness Workshop offered in December was a success and is back.

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Biotechnology Career Awareness Workshop B
​​April 17  to 21, 2023

Application deadline Monday March 13, 2023

​​Open to students in grades 10-12​ ​by pre-registration with Ms. C. Pan, Handsworth Work Experience Facilitator cpan@s​d44.ca
​HMCS Discovery Open House
1200 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
​Saturday May 6, 2023
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Training opportunity
  • Officer occupations
  • Non Commissioned Member occupations
  • Part Time Employment with Benefits
Royal Canadian Navy Marine
Open House and Hiring Event

Apply now:
HMCS Recruiting Office
Phone:  (604) 225-2545 extension 532 2031
Email:  jobs_DISCOVERY@forces.gc.ca
Online:  www.forces.ca​

​HYTE Tech Entrepreneurship Program

HYTE is a tech entrepreneurship program - funded by the BC Scholarship Society -  where students will learn the pillars of initiating their own start-up, and compete for a $1000 scholarship. This program is for Grade 9-12s, who are interested in tech, entrepreneurship or both, and also want to strengthen their university personal portfolios, to stand out against other applicants.

As we do have limited spots available, registration will be open on Friday, May 12th, 2023 at 8 AM PST
Please fill in the following form to receive the email with all details: https://forms.gle/L3RFyhy7xwBvSvna7

​Handsworth Career Fair

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Save the date !

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
08:30 - 13:50

  1. BC Aviation Council  
  2. BC Hydro   
  3. Browns Socialhouse  
  4. Cactus Club Café   
  5. Canadian Securities Exchange   
  6. Canadian Wildlife Federation  
  7. Capilano Suspension Bridge  
  8. Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA)  
  9. Delbrook Wonderland Academy  
  10. District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services 
  11. Genome BC  
  12. Hollyburn Community Services Society 
  13. IATSE, The Union Behind Entertainment  
  14. Jim Pattison Auto Group  
  15. North Van Arts  
  16. North Vancouver Recreation and Culture   
  17. Para Space Landscaping  
  18. Pedalheads  
  19. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)  
  20. Royal Canadian Navy  
  21. SAE Institute Vancouver  
  22. Saks OFF 5TH 
  23. SkilledTradesBC  
  24. Think Tank – VFX, Animation, Game Design   
  25. Vancouver Coastal Health  
  26. YMCA Camp Elphinstone  
  27. Zazou Hair Salon and Academy  
  28. Zen Maker Lab 

​Featuring employers for summer hiring, volunteer opportunities as well as career exploration.  Students can check out the career fair during morning tutorial and lunch time.

Contact Ms. C​. Pan
Work Experience Facilitator​