Careers

Career Development Overview

News from the Career Centre

 

ACE-IT (Now called Youth in Training) Students Accepted

Congratulations to Nathanael Bedford , Saffanyah Meeks, Kennedy Edlund, Allison Carr, Jaime Harper (Health Care Assistant) and Hunter Swalwell and Ryan Sullivan (Electrical) who will continue their schooling next semester at TRU in Williams Lake.

Work Experience 12 Students Recognized

Congratulations to Denny Gosselin for completing 120 hours of Work Experience and receiving credit for Work Experience 12A.  Denny is continuing his hours and is working towards completing Work Experience 12B. If you are working or volunteering at a job that is aligned with your career goals, and are putting in a minimum of 120 hours, then you can apply for Work Experience credits.

Candy stripers - We have thirteen students who are currently volunteering at the hospital as part of their volunteer hours

Big Brothers and Big Sisters- Kira Mitchell from Big Brothers and Sisters is in the process of interviewing and matching twenty students with the in-school mentoring program.

Junior Initial Attack Fire Crew

Successful applicants will start their training in the New Year with the hope of being hired on as a firefighter in the summer.

RCMP Youth Academy

Successful applicants for this program have been selected. This program will run out of the TRU Campus in Williams Lake from April 17-23, 2018.

Grad Transition Plans

A reminder that the December section of the Grad Transition Plan was due on Monday, January 8, 2018.  Please see Mr. Summers or Mrs. Wood in the Careers Centre if you have any questions.  Parents are encouraged to sign up with My Blueprint to track the progress of their child’s work.  Parents can get access to their child’s account by going to www.myblueprint.ca/sd27 and signing up as a parent.  Note: parents must get approval from their child before they can get access to their account.

My Blueprint

All Grade 8-12 students and their parents in School District #27 have access to a program called My Blueprint.  This is a comprehensive career exploration tool that will allow students to do self-assessments, align the results of the surveys to careers that they may be best matched up with, plan what high school courses they want to take, explore post-secondary opportunities, explore and compare various careers, build resumes, cover letters, budgets, see real-time jobs that are available, and much more.  Students can build, save, and reflect on various portfolios depending on what their goals are.  They can also earn points and win prizesGraduating students have access to their accounts even after they leave school.  Portfolios can be submitted as part of an application package for university entrance, scholarships, or jobs.

To access My Blueprint, go to www.myblueprint.ca/sd27  , choose the school, and create a student or parent account.  If you have any questions or would like more information, email Brad Summers at brad.summers@sd27.bc.ca 

Career Exploration Tools

All Grade 10-12 students and their parents in School District #27 have access to a program called My Blueprint.  This is a comprehensive data base that will allow students to do self-assessments, align the results of the surveys to careers that they may be best matched up with, plan what high school courses they want to take, explore post-secondary opportunities, explore and compare various careers, build resumes, cover letters, budgets, see real-time jobs that are available, and much more.  Students can build, save, and reflect on various portfolios depending on what their goals are.  They can also earn points and win prizes!

To access My Blueprint, go to www.myblueprint.ca and create a student or parent account.  The activation key is peterskene.  If you have any questions or would like more information, email Brad Summers at brad.summers@sd27.bc.ca.

Another excellent website is EnScholar.com which is a free career exploration tool.  It is a depository of various short videos profiling careers and some tools to help you choose which careers might be best suited for you.  For those students interested in a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), they may want to try Try.Enscholar.com .  In addition, to videos on careers, it shows what opportunities are available to get some experience in a chosen field, including scholarships, internships, and competitions. 

If you have any questions or would like some help in what career opportunities are available for you during your high school years and after high school, come into the Careers Centre and have a chat with either Mr. Summers or Heather Wood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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