All students may gain valuable career exploration by spending one day in a career area of their choosing. We recommend every grade 10 student take advantage of this opportunity. This allows students to explore their future and take a hands-on look at whether that is a career path they want to follow. These hours can be used towards the 30 hours of work/volunteer experience for the MAP, as well as the 100 hours for Work Experience 12 (a 4 credit course).
Grade 11 and 12 students can go the next step......a Career Placement. This differs from a Job Shadow, as it is longer (typically 2 - 5 days) and is more on-hands than just shadowing. Students may take on small projects for their place of business. These hours can be used towards the 30 hours of work/volunteer experience for the MAP, as well as the 100 hours for Work Experience 12 (a 4 credit course). If students are interested in doing a Career Placement please see a Career Co-ordinator in the Career Centre.
WORK EXPERIENCE - 4 CREDIT COURSES
Work Experience 12 Course
in grades 11 and 12 that are currently employed may choose to use their
work hours to receive secondary school course credits. Sign up is
taking place NOW, please visit the Career Centre.
What is it?
Grade 11 and 12 students can earn 4 credits for 100 hours of work experience. Students can use either their part-time employment, a school organized placement, or a combination. Students are required to register for the course at the beginning of each year. Registration can be done with your Career Centre staff. At the completion of the hours students must write a report on the employability skills learned from this work experience. If a student is currenlty in grade 10 they are eligible for the course as of July 1 each year, when they are considered promoted to Grade 11. If a student is hoping to use their summer hours for the required 100 hours for the course, they MUST sign up with the Career Centre in June!