Work Experience (Elective - OFFERED AT SEYCOVE)
Work Experience 12A (MWEX-2A) 4 credits; 12B (MWEX-2B) 4 credits
Students in grade 10, 11 & 12 enrolled in Work Experience complete 100 hours of coursework that will help guide their career decisions. Students are given assistance in job placement opportunities in the community that are relevant to them and their focus areas. Students further 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. The 100-hour work experience component of this course may include job shadowing, mentoring, volunteer services, and on-site work experience. Students, employers and supervisors are required to complete a set of work experience forms (before and after placement for each different job/volunteer location). All students must complete the WorkSafety certification prior to heading out on placements. The mandatory 30-hour work experience graduation requirement will also be satisfied through the 100-hour course.
· Beginning in Grade 10, students have the opportunity to experience a wide range of career pathways in the following areas:
· Business & Applied Business (e.g., local businesses, Northern Securities, Royal Bank, Blue Shore Credit Union)
· Fine Arts, Design & Media (e.g., Vancouver Film School, Vancouver Opera, North Shore Outlook, CKNW Radio)
· Fitness & Recreation (e.g., Seymour, Grouse, Cypress Mountains, Local Sports Club, NV Recreation Centre)
· Health & Human Services (e.g., Canuck Place, Children’s Hospital, RCMP Youth Academy, Firefighter Career Day, Lynn Valley Care Centre)
· Liberal Arts & Humanities (e.g., Art Institute Classes, Women in Leadership)
· Science & Applied Science (e.g., BCIT CSI Student Academy, TRIUMF Lectures, Vancouver Aquarium, CFRI, Bamfield Marine Centre, Pharmacy)
· Tourism, Hospitality & Foods (e.g., Dubruille Culinary Arts, Milestones, Browns, Ravens, Cactus Club)
· Trades & Technology (e.g., Great Canadian Landscaping, Women in Trades, Keith Plumbing & Heating, Destination Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Capilano Audi)
· 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 (www.itabc.ca).
In some occasions you may be asked or feel the need to get extra insurance for your student that may be placed in higher risk positions. Please see link below to access the form.
Kids Plus Voluntary Insurance Plan has been changed to Family Accident Reimbursement Plan
In the past, every year the District sends enrolment forms to schools for coverage under the Kids Plus Voluntary Insurance Plan unfortunately this plan has been cancelled by the supplier and replaced by the Family Accident Reimbursement Plan Voluntary Insurance.
The Family Accident Reimbursement Plan is ideal for supplementing costs not covered by your provincial health insurance or existing employer extended health and dental plans. Regardless of the size of your family, all eligible family members can be insured under one set monthly rate of $39.95.
Your coverage also includes a Critical Illness Insurance component, which pays out a lump-sum amount that you can spend however you see fit. That’s one less thing to worry about while you or someone in your family recovers from a serious illness.
Please see Ms. Bramley's Work Experience Blog for more information.