Work Experience - WEX 12A
& 12B - 4 credits
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.
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.
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.
· Business &
Applied Business (eg. Blue Shore Financial, Junior Achievement, Local
· Fine Arts,
Design & Media (eg. North Van
Arts, Polygon Gallery.
· Fitness &
Recreation (e.g., Mt.Seymour, Grouse, Cypress Mountains, Local Sports
Club, NV Recreation & Culture)
· Health &
Human Services (eg. BC Children’s Hospital, RCMP Youth Academy,
Firefighter Career Day, RCMSAR, Lynn Valley Orthopaedic & Physiotherapy,
· Liberal Arts
& Humanities (eg. Art Institute Classes, Women in Leadership)
· Science &
Applied Science (eg. Oceanwise, Pharmacy, Salmonid Society, Grouse
Hospitality & Foods (eg. Dubruille Culinary Arts, Stong’s, Browns,
Ravens, Cactus Club)
· Trades &
Technology (eg. Great Canadian Landscaping, Women in Trades, Keith
Plumbing & Heating, Destination Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Cove Electric)
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 (www.itabc.ca).
For Information on Work
Experience Opportunities - visit the Seycove Work Experience
For WEX course
information - Contact J Knapp (Facilitator) or S Clancy (Teacher) – firstname.lastname@example.org