Work Experience 12 Course
Students in grades 11 and 12 that are currently employed may choose to use their work hours to receive secondary school course credits. Registration required prior to October 15th. Students that registered in June to use their Summer employment for this course are now required to contact Career Life Programs to complete the process. Please do so in September of the current year.
Volunteering is a great way to earn your '30 hour graduation requirement'. Volunteer experience is also a very good idea if you plan on applying for scholarships or bursaries. Most important, volunteering is a great way to give back and feel good! Opportunities are coming in weekly. Please check the Daily Announcements or visit the Career Centre. Check out: http://kelowna.cioc.ca/volunteer/
Current opportunities: (please note, events will be added continuously, please check back)
MBSS Seniors' Computer Tutors - held at MBSS
Constable Neil Bruce peer tutoring
Kelowna Art Gallery
Westside Weekly - article contributor
Okanagan College has a virtual tour continuously available. To view this tour follow this link "Okanagan College." Many post secondary institutes now offer online virtual tours.
Post-secondary Visits - sign up in Counselling office
Please check with the Career Life Centre or view our 'Events Calendar' on the Career Life homepage.
Spotlights - Sign up in Couselling office
A spotlight is a presentation done by a local business person explaining their career. Please check with the Career Life Centre or view our 'Events Calendar' on the Career Life homepage.
A job shadow gives students the opportunity to explore an occupation byvisiting a local business. We will try to arrange a job shadow for any career or interest you may choose - visit us.
If you are an employer that would like to participate in this program please contact:
SKILLS Canada Competitions
You will have the opportunity to utilize your skill in a trade or technology, to compete against other secondary schools in regional, provincial and national competitions. This is a great chance to showcase yourself to industry professionals, network and add to your resume and skill base.
Registration now complete. This is a yearly competition, please check back next January if you are interested.
A Project Placement is a Volunteer Opportunity which runs anywhere from a weekend to 10 months in duration, Project Placements allows the student to develop/plan, prepare and participate in a project.
Opportunities are available throughout the school year.
Candy Striper Health Care Cadet
Youth Advisory Council - YM-YWCA
Mayor's Youth Forum
KGH Auxiliary Assistants
Family Art Assistants - Kelowna Art Gallery
YLW Junior Ambassadors
"Students Helping Seniors in Our Community" - Computer Tutor
Events and Conferences:
Each year District Career Programs staff organize a number of events and conferences for students to explore different career paths.
So You Wanna Be a Cop
Careers in Health Care and Technology at KGH
Engineering Conference for Girls
Kelowna Culture Connection
Stepping Up to Trades
Careers in Fine Arts
Grade 10 Mock Interviews - April. Sign up in the Career Centre.
Grade 12 Mentoring program - students in Grade 12 are matched with a mentor in their Career area interest. Sign up with Ms. Bedwell in the Career Centre.