Seycove Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Career Centre
January /24 - The School District is pleased to support students in trades. Here are some upcoming opportunities:

- VCC Baking Foundation Program - 08 JUL 2025
*Applicants are required to attend an in-person information session and tour from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Parents and teachers are welcome to attend: Youth In Trades Info Sheet July 2024.docx‚Äč

‚Äč- BCIT Programs
  • Carpentry Framing & Forming
    • 10 FEB 2025 - 18 JUL 2025
    • 05 MAY 2025 - 10 OCT 2025
    • 11 AUG 2025 - 30 JAN 2026
  • Joiner Foundation
    • 24 FEB 2025 - 15 AUG 2025
    • 14 APR 2025 - 03 OCT 2025‚Äč
    • 18 AUG 2025 - 20 FEB 2026‚Äč‚Äč
*Talk to Ms. Yeo or Mrs. Knapp for more information and next steps on these programs.

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

‚ÄčJan 17
‚ÄčSkilled Trades Apprenticeship Information Session
The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) invites Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, transgender, gender-diverse individuals to unlock their potential and join us via zoom for a free information session to learn more about how we can help you start a new career in top Skilled Trades via the National Apprenticeships Program. Register HERE for the next session. 
‚ÄčRegister HERE
‚ÄčJan 27
‚ÄčUBC Engineering Physics Program Tour
Join us for an upcoming information session to learn about one of the top engineering programs in Canada.
In person: Sat, Jan 27th, UBC Forestry Building atrium (2424 Main Mall), 10 - 2 pm
Online: Mon, Feb 12th, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, on Zoom (details provided prior to event)
You are welcome to attend both events, but please note the content of the events is very similar and the online event is provided primarily for students who live too far from UBC to attend the in person event.
We will provide a light lunch of sandwich/wrap platters, coffee, and cookies at the in-person event.‚Äč
Please RSVP here by Sunday, January 21st for both events
‚ÄčPlease RSVP here
‚ÄčFeb 1

‚ÄčCareers In Trades - Parent & Student Night
Parents and Students! Join us for an information session on career pathways in trades. Learn about the opportunities from local businesses, SkilledTrades BC, post-secondary options and programs available within the North Vancouver School District. 
6pm-8pm @Handsworth Secondary School
‚ÄčFeb 7
‚ÄčCareers in Arts - Parent & Student Night
The North Vancouver School District (NVSD) invites students and their families to a Career Fair in the Arts! Explore diverse visual, music, dance, and theatre career opportunities through a gallery walkabout style event. Engage with local businesses and cultural icons like the Polygon, Vancouver Opera, Urban Ink and the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver. Some of the post secondary exhibitors attending include La Salle, CAP U, SFU's School of Contemporary Arts, and the Vancouver Film School. Don't miss this inspiring experience!  
6:00-7:30 pm - feel free to come anytime in between
Gordon Smith Gallery - 2121 Lonsdale Ave
‚ÄčFeb 8
‚ÄčWomen in Science Evening - In Person or Virtual 6:30pm-8:00pm
At BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre, we are proud to support our inspiring female leaders who are making groundbreaking discoveries and innovations in research. At this unique evening event, we will be showcasing the important contributions of seven of these women.  INFORMATION & REGISTRATION HERE (

‚ÄčFeb 10
‚ÄčGreen Collar Careers - Online Career Conference - 09:00-14:30
Explore your options! Students are invited to experience new career opportunities at this FREE career conference held remotely on Saturday, February 10, 2024 The day includes prizes and a chance to win a $500 scholarship!
Register by February 7, 2024: The "green economy is changing the face of the workplace in BC and around the world. This career conference is open to students in grade 9-12. The day allows you to interact with career mentors who have excelled in and are passionate about their green careers. This is your chance to:
  • Meet and interact with passionate and successful people who will share their sustainability career paths in roundtable sessions detailing education requirements, job prospects and salary expectations
  • Learn about emerging sustainability career opportunities in BC and globally
  • Listen to keynote inspirational speakers
  • Practice networking skills
‚Äčregister here now!‚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
‚ÄčFeb 18
‚Äč‚ÄčMedEd Conference at Lions Gate Hospital
Students interested in a career in the medical field are invited to attend our 6th Annual MedEd Conference hosted by the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation Youth Advisory Committee. The conference brings together experienced health care professionals and students for a morning of information and insight into medical careers. We have an incredible line-up of panellists for this year's event who will share their personal experiences and valuable advice about the future of medicine.
HOPE Centre located at 1337 St. Andrews Avenue, North Vancouver.
Tickets are $25 before January 21st, $30 regular. TICKETS HERE




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 90 hours of work experience at a job site 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: