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Career Education

Course Planning Guide 2015-2016

WORK EXPERIENCE 12A (4 credits)

In this course students complete a minimum of 90 hours of on-the-job experience; the remainder of the course are preparation and reflective activities.

Benefits of this course are:

  • Explore career opportunities
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Develop skills and attitudes for the workplace
  • Transition from school to work or post-secondary education
  • Develop confidence and self-reliance
  • Earn four graduation credits

Students will be working individually and in the community to complete course assignments and requirements.  
Students can begin this course in Grade 11 (Work Experience 11) and complete it in Grade 12, or take the entire course in Grade 12.


 
ACE IT Programs:

The Vancouver School Board offers district programs for students to pursue industry certification or the foundation level of a trade program.  These programs save time and money and offer a huge jump start for students who are also working towards high school graduation.  The benefits include:

·         Dual credit with post-secondary institution (most programs)

·         Head start with Foundation program training

·         Registration with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) – if a trade program

·         Potential direct lead into an apprenticeship

·         Work experience in the trade

 

For more information and an application form, please visit the VSB Career Programs website: 

www.vsb.bc.ca → Programs→ Secondary Students → Career Programs – links to ACE IT and a pdf brochure for each program.  Also visit the Industry Training Authority website:  www.itabc.ca.   All students applying for ACE IT programs should register at their home school with a full course load.  Schools will be asked to modify a student’s timetable if the student is accepted into an ACE IT program.

Certification:  successful completion of program will lead either to Level 1 technical training credit or a

                      Certificate of Qualification from the Industry Training Authority.

 


 Program

Where the program is taught

Credits towards graduation program

Timetable

Application Due

Month program begins

Auto Refinishing Preparation

VCC

20 credits

Monday - Thursday

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

November 30

February

 

Auto Collision Repair Technician

VCC

28 credits

Monday - Thursday

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

March 6

September

Auto Service Technician

Britannia

16 credits

Day 2

March 6

 

September

Baking and Pastry Arts

VCC

24 credits

Monday - Thursday

 1:00 pm - 7:15 pm

November 30

August

Hairdressing

Vancouver Technical School

 

28 credits

 

7 blocks in Grade 12 year + Language Arts 12

February 28

March 6

September

Carpentry

TBA

16 credits

 

Day 2

March 6

 

September

Cook

Sir Charles Tupper

16 credits

Day 2

March 6

 

September

Cook

David Thompson

 

16 credits

 

Day 2

March 6

 

September

Plumbing

Piping Industry College of BC

8 credits

Mid June to late July

November 30

June

Painting

Finishing Trades  Institute of BC

8 credits

Mid June to late July

November 30

June

** Millwright

BCIT

20 credits

 

Monday - Friday

March 6

February

** Motorcycle Mechanic

BCIT

20 credits

Monday - Friday

March 6

February

** Metal Fabricator

BCIT

20 credits

 

Monday - Friday

September 30

February


 

** Limited spots available – must contact Wendy Gilmour in the school year prior to program

 

 

Secondary School Apprenticeship:

 

Students with the skills and connections can start an apprenticeship in high school.  Students who are already working in an apprenticeable trade can formalize the apprenticeship relationship with their employer.  There are 4 courses (16 credits) available to these students when they have a formal ITA agreement arranged through Wendy Gilmour, Apprenticeship Facilitator 604∙713∙4470.  Information and application forms are available on the VSB website: www.vsb.bc.ca  → Programs→ Secondary Students → Secondary School Apprenticeship

 


 

Tupper Tech - Skills, Careers and Trades Program at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary

 

A program for students who are not sure which trade is right for them.

·         Day 2

·         Remain registered @ home school Day 1 for academics

·         24 credits

·         Grade 12 program

·         Grade 11s might be considered if they are laddering to ACE IT or SSA in grade 12

 

For more information on Tupper’s program, contact Ms. Mavety (dmavety@vsb.bc.ca) or visit: www.vsb.bc.ca Programs Secondary Students Tupper Technical School

 

 


Other Dual Credit programs:

IT and CISCO Networking Program

Students will diversify and enhance their computer knowledge by building a computer, installing software and connecting the computer to networks and to the internet.

·         Grade 12

·         Day 2

·         Killarney Secondary

·         One-year cohort program

·         Hands-on, laboratory courses

·         Prepare for industry-recognized certification

·         Receive advanced placement at BCIT

 

Fashion Design and Technology

 

Students will enhance their construction skills; study history of costume, fashion merchandising; practice tailoring techniques and pattern drafting.  Basic computer assisted design and fashion illustration will be practiced.  In year 2, students will complete the graduation collection and portfolio needed for post-secondary entrance. Students will have the opportunity to participate in dual credit opportunities with a Fashion Design Program at a local post-secondary institute.

·         Two-year cohort program: grade 11 & 12

·         Day 2

·         Eric Hamber Secondary

 

For additional information an application can be found on the VSB Career Programs web site at: www.vsb.bc.ca → Programs → Secondary Students Post Secondary Connections.