Career Education Updates

Career Education has been up and running for the month of October.  ALL students have a grade appropriate booklet, and they should be completing monthly assignments.  Grade 7 and 8 teachers will foster completion in class time; however, any remaining work will and can be completed from home as homework.  Grade 9-12 students are encouraged to use their flex time wisely to get their booklets completed.  There will also be workshops to enhance Career Education throughout the school year.  If you have missed getting your booklet, be sure to stop by the Career Centre and get yours ASAP.

To date, students have received a presentation from the BC Federation of Labour regarding Work Safe, Okanagan College has done an on-site visit and bus load of students visited PVSS to see the post-secondary institute tour.  Upcoming events include: Avalanche Canada certification for grade 7 and 8’s, Take Your Kid to Work Day for grade 9’s, a tour of Thompson Rivers University for grade 10-12’s (if they signed up), and a presentation from MADD Canada.

We are working with Okanagan College to bring Food Safe certification to our school.  If you are interested in attending this certification program, please sign up in the Career Centre so we can measure the interest level.  The cost would be $80, and it would be a full day.

Take Your Kid to Work Day is on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, for our grade 9 students.  A Work Safe workshop was done last week, and students received parental notice and a permission form.  Please be sure to return the permission form ASAP.  A November assignment in myBlueprint will accompany this activity for the grade 9’s.

Lastly, Youth Train in Trades programs are open for applications.  If you are going into grades 10-12, you can apply to take a college level course while you are in high school.  Applications need to be made to the College and also the School District ASAP in order to be guaranteed placement.  Trades programs such as, welding, electrical, plumbing, PC1, hairdressing, and auto collision are available as well as academic programs of Certified Education Certificate, Office Administration Certificate and Health Care Assistant Certificate. One of the advantages of taking these programs is that the School District pays for your tuition, and you receive both high school and college credits.

If you have any questions about anything in Career Education, or upcoming events, please be sure to call or stop into the Career Centre in the library at A.L. Fortune.