Seycove Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Work Experience

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Work Experience - WEX 12A & 12B - 4 credits 

Students in grade 10, 11 & 12 enrolled in Work Experience (WEX) complete pre-placement work that helps them select their career focus. During the pre-placement, students develop their resume and understand the importance of writing cover letters, thank-you letters, work place safety, employability skills, interview skills and the decision making process.

Students are then placed in a work experience assignment related to their career focus. These placements can be in the form of a job shadow, volunteer opportunity, mentoring, virtual learning and on-site work experience. All students must complete their Work Safe Certification before going out on assignment.

After completing 90 hours in a placement (or multiple placements), students will then complete post-placement work that helps them reflect on their experience. Students also receive valuable feedback from their employers.

路 Business & Applied Business (eg. Blue Shore Financial, Junior Achievement, Local businesses)

路 Fine Arts, Design & Media (eg. North Van Arts, Polygon Gallery.

路 Fitness & Recreation (e.g., Mt.Seymour, Grouse, Cypress Mountains, Local Sports Club, NV Recreation & Culture)

路 Health & Human Services (eg. BC Children鈥檚 Hospital, RCMP Youth Academy, Firefighter Career Day, RCMSAR, Lynn Valley Orthopaedic & Physiotherapy, Jump Gymnastics)

路 Liberal Arts & Humanities (eg. Art Institute Classes, Women in Leadership)

路 Science & Applied Science (eg. Oceanwise, Pharmacy, Salmonid Society, Grouse Wildlife Reserve)

路 Tourism, Hospitality & Foods (eg. Dubruille Culinary Arts, Stong鈥檚, Browns, Ravens, Cactus Club)

路 Trades & Technology (eg. Great Canadian Landscaping, Women in Trades, Keith Plumbing & Heating, Destination Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Cove Electric)

路 Secondary School Apprenticeship Programs are offered in all secondary schools. They provide a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction in partnership with the Industry Training Authority (


For Information on Work Experience Opportunities - visit the Seycove Work Experience Blog

For WEX course information - Contact J Knapp (Facilitator) or S Clancy (Teacher) 鈥