Seycove Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Career Centre
November 24/23 - Today we held a 'Lunch & Learn' about careers in trades and options for high school students to begin a journey in trades. If you are interested in a career in trades or want to know your options, check the link below for the presentation by Jennifer Kinakin, our District Careers Coordinator. Please also contact Ms. Yeo or Mrs. Knapp for more information.

From the moment our students enter the first day of kindergarten through to graduation, students have the opportunity to explore a variety of career paths. Our programs, resources, and networking opportunities, provide an opportunity for students to imagine their future possibilities.‚Äč‚Äč

**NEW** The North Vancouver School District has just launched a new website for students to get information about upcoming career and educational opportunities. Visit the site regularly for updated events.  Talk to Mrs. Knapp in the Work Experience office for more details on any of the opportunities listed.  Visit the new site HERE.
The North Vancouver School District‚Äôs priorities for Career E‚Äčducation‚Äč include:

1) Career development course opportunities for all students;

2) Enhancing work experience placements; and

3) Dual credit program options.

Upcoming Career Education Opportunities:
Sept 11
‚ÄčMini Med School Registration - Register Sept 11/23
Join us for Mini Med School 2023 as we explore infectious diseases and the immune response. Together with Mini Med School Co-Deans Dr. Julie Bettinger & Dr. Srinivas Murthy, you'll have the opportunity to learn why we get sick, discover how vaccines work and investigate the problem of antibiotic resistance. 
‚ÄčSessions: October 4/11/18/25 7:00pm-9:00pm
Contact Jknapp
‚ÄčSept 28
‚ÄčCareers in Health VCH: Pathways Panel Sessions
Choose a panel session and hear about a variety of healthcare professions. Each session will be approximately 60 minutes. The panel members will start by introducing themselves and then begin a question and answer period.
‚ÄčPaetzold Auditorium, VGH - 2:30-7:30
‚ÄčSelf Register
‚ÄčOctober 3
‚ÄčCareer Fair Canada - Anvil Centre - 777 Columbia Street New Westminster, BC ‚Äč
‚ÄčGet in front of hiring managers! Network and apply with Employer Exhibitors. Build meaningful rapports you need to advance your career in the direction that you want. Learn about exciting new career options and obtain valuable information about how to earn the credentials and diplomas you need to get the job you want with our Training Exhibitors. 10am-2pm
‚ÄčSelf Register
‚ÄčOctober 11
‚ÄčBCIT Big Info Night - 4pm-7pm - Burnaby Campus
Big Info is the largest program expo and information session at BCIT. It's your chance to find out about all our programs - from business and media, computing and IT, engineering, health, sciences, trades and apprenticeships, and applied and natural sciences. 
‚ÄčOctober 12-14
‚ÄčUBC Engineering Open House - Virtual
Learn more about Canada's top engineering schools
‚ÄčSelf Register
‚ÄčOctober 19/20
‚Äč‚ÄčFirst Nations' Emergency Services Society Fire Prevention Boot Camp
First Nation youth will take part in an exciting 2-day Boot Camp. At the camp, youth will be led by fire fighters and exposed to many elements of being a fire fighter. Students will learn essential points of fire prevention and fire fighter requirements for volunteerism / or a career in fire. 8:45am-3:15pm
‚ÄčContact JKnapp
‚ÄčOctober 20
‚ÄčDiscover Physics at SFU - Workshop 10am-2:30pm
Free workshop for students learn more about a career in physics.
‚ÄčSelf Register
‚ÄčOctober 20
‚ÄčVCH Health Care Career Open House 11am - 2pm
Hear from passionate health care profesionals and meet representatives from health care programs including BCIT, Langara, UBC, JIBC, VCC and CapU. Take a tour of the simulation lab. location map Oct 20.pdf
Paetzold Health Education Ctr, VGH, Jim Pattison Pavilion - 899 W 12th Ave, Van
‚ÄčNo registration required.
‚ÄčOctober 23
‚ÄčWomen in Finance - Job Shadow Day
You are invited to register young women and gender diverse students for this free, day-long, interactive event that allows students to see the impactful and rewarding
careers available in finance.
8:30 - 3:30 Aviso | 1111 West Georgia Street W | Vancouver, BC‚Äč
‚ÄčRegister Sept 23
October 23
Gairdner High School Symposium - Register Sept. 11/23
Organized by the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, the Gairdner High School Symposium is a half-day event held each fall that gives secondary students and teachers the opportunity to interact with Gairdner award-winning scientists and BC Children's Hospital researchers.
November 1


Discovery Days in Health Sciences @ BC Children's Hospital - register before Sept 25
Organized by the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and hosted by BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, Discovery Days in Health Sciences is a one-day event that gives secondary school students and teachers the opportunity to explore a variety of career options in medicine and the health sciences.
Contact J Knapp to register
‚ÄčNovember 17
‚ÄčNVSD Careers in Sports & Recreation 9:30am - 2:45pm
Game Ready -245 Fell Ave #108B, North Vancouver
The fair is to introduce students in our district 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 exhibitors share practical insight into the various professions and positions that may be available.
Contact J Knapp to Register‚Äč
December 1
NVSD Careers in Trades 9:30 - 12:45pm
Handsworth Secondary ‚Äč
Learn from educational institutions and businesses on how to get in to the exciting world of Trades. More information to come‚Äč

‚ÄčFeb 12/13
‚Äč2 Days in the Life of an RCMP Officer - Feb 12 & 13 - 9am-3pm
5th Floor - 2121 Lonsdale Ave - NVSD Education Services Centre
An interactive two day event in which participants learn about the many career pathways in law enforcement while solving a fictional crime.  This is a full day event where students work in groups to investigate an imaginary crime scene. From dispatch and forensics to canine units, making an arrest, court experience, and restorative justice, this interactive experience will be something to remember.    
‚ÄčContact J Knapp to Sign Up




Work Experience and Volunteer Opportunities

Click HERE for the Work Experience Flyer

Get up-to-date information on jobs, job fairs, trade fairs and volunteer opportunities: Work Experience Website

‚ÄčWork Experience course is an joint effort between community businesses and schools. At Seycove, students enrolled in the Work Experience course (4 credits) will complete 100 hours of work experience at jobsite that may help them with career decisions.

Students are given assistance in job placement opportunities that are relevant to them and their focus area. Students further develop their resume and understand the importance of cover letters, thank you letters, work safety, employability skills, interview skills, and decision-making process.

Students continue to examine their appropriate career paths. Self-employed, non-profit, or eligible include:
  • Hands-on work experience (business, government, self-employed, non-profit or volunteer organization)
  • Job shadowing a worker
  • Career Mentoring with a worker
  • Career simulation activities for occupations where hands-on work experience is not available (such as the Fire Fighters Career Day)

In most cases, work experience will consist of school-arranged, non-paid placements which sometimes lead to an apprenticeship. For further information, please contact Janice Knapp, Work Experience Facilitator at 604-903-3666 Ext 807909 or email: