École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Work Experience

​​Handsworth Career, Job & Volunteer Fair

Date:     Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Time:     8:45 am – 1:30 pm  
Venue:   Grand Commons

There will be employers for summer hiring, volunteer opportunities as well as career exploration. 
Students are invited to come down with their classes and check out the Career Fair during morning tutorial and lunch time.

​Questions?     Please see Ms. Purves by the Learning Commons/Library Room 1069


Handsworth Secondary School Career Centre is located by the Learning Commons/Library Room 1069

Check out the Career Center Website for course information, assignments, resources and work opportunities. http://hsscareercenter.weebly.com
Work Experience Facilitator
Kathy Purves
Phone: (604) 903-3600
Fax:  (604) 903-3601
E-mail:  kpurves@sd44.ca​

Work Experience Teachers/Career Advisors
Ms. Sheri Johnson
Ms. Therese O'Connor

Work Experience WEX12A or WEX12B (4 credits)

During Grade 11 and 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.