École Windsor Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Career Education

Career Education:
Work Experience, Apprenticeship Training
and Steps to Success

Work Experience Blog

 

CAREER

EDUCATION

AT

WINDSOR 

Ms. Sian Oliver
Work Experience Coordinator
soliver@sd44.ca

604-903-3700 ext. 809909

website: http://sianoliver.weebly.com/work-experience.html

Mrs. Joicy Szymanski
Work Experience Facilitator

jszymanski@sd44.ca

604-903-3700 ext 809203
 

Please come visit the Career Centre in Room 203

        Open Monday-Friday 8:10-3:10pm

 WORK EXPERIENCE/CAREER EDUCATION:

We get many students dropping by our Room in 203 looking for volunteer or paid positions.  Please encourage them to view our blog spot….

http://windsorworkexperience.blogspot.ca/

Did you know you could save thousands of dollars on post-secondary by helping your son/daughter figure out what they want to do before they finish high school?!  Your son or daughter can join the Work Experience Program (WEX) and try out potential future careers!  If this interests your son or daughter, please see a counselor to add WEX to their courses. There are classes inside and outside the timetable!

Work Experience WEX12A or WEX12B (4 credits each)

Students are placed with local employers in positions that align with their interest and future career goals.  The community becomes the classroom where students gain experience in the workplace and are provided with a frame of reference to review or revise their career goals.  Through employer assessment, students receive valuable feedback about their employability skills and technical skills related to specific occupations.

Work Experience is comprised of pre-placement classroom assignments, placement activities including successful completion of 90 hours (minimum) at a community worksite(s), and post-placement assignments.  The Work Experience teacher and the Work Experience facilitator will work with students individually and in small groups to assist students with choosing and obtaining relevant and meaningful placements.

Contact Mrs. Oliver at 604-903-3700 Local 809909 or soliver@sd44.ca

Where our students were placed last year

Cole Hartmann participated in the 9 day RCMP Youth Academy; Cole, Niema Ajikan and Megan Kampert shadowed firefighters at Fire Hall #1 for a full 10 hour day. Carlyn Barclay volunteered at BC Children's Hospital's Pediatric Unit; Bradley Richards and Cindy Feng learned about marketing at Century 21's Arm Group; Andra Chitan volunteered with Family Services YouthLAB. Jessica Chen and Iris Han volunteered at Superstore's Pharmacy. Ashley Barbera assisted pets at Delbrook Animal Hospital; Harry Shi shadowed engineers at Neptune Bulk Terminal; Bari Zanatta, Sydney Crosby, and Jenna Mitchell assisted teachers at our local elementary schools. Nadia Clarke volunteered at Maplewood Flats; Cindy Feng assisted at City of North Vancouver; Shenagh Weeks was a companion at Cascadia Society. Toby Hoem and Darius Lyon volunteered at Mount Seymour Ski Club while Michaela Palomo volunteered at Grouse Mountain. Aidan Hansell volunteered at Lynn Valley Orthopaedic & Sports Physiotherapy Centre; Megan Kampert experience a weekend in the life of a firefighter at Camp Ignite; Kate Layton cared for animals at Maplewood Farm. Felisha Rolin volunteered at Creativ Music; Sarah Pollard and Andra Chitan volunteered at Norvan Club. Audrey Steinke competed against 225 applicants to work at Coast Capital Savings. These are only some of the positions held by over 45 students who were in our program!

Civic Youth Award Winner:

This year, Shenagh Weeks was awarded with a 2019 District of North Vancouver Civic Youth Award.  She was honoured on Tuesday, May 14th at the Municipal Hall.  We are proud to have her as part of our program and for her achievements!

DO YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A STUDENT EXPERIENCE YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT?

If you do, we would also welcome a call or email from you. We are always happy to have new host employers!!!  Contact Mrs. Oliver at soliver@sd44.ca or 604-903-3700 Local 809909.