Long term work experience is open to Grade 11 or 12 students who have an interest in pursuing any career field. In some circumstances, Work Experience can be obtained at the Grade 10 level with counsellor advisement.
In Work Experience, a student spends 100-200 hours training at one or more worksites. By doing this, skills are learned and questions answered before career decisions are made.
Benefits of work experience:
- 4-8 credits towards graduation
- Resume and covering letter creation
- Pre-employment job training & learning about business
- Safety training
- Making valuable industry contacts
- Apprenticeship opportunities
Students either choose work according to their current interests or a focus area as listed prevsiously. Students work during the school day (usually during a double period) or after school and weekends.
Most Work Experience is unpaid, volunteer time; however students may obtain Work Experience credit after September 30th for work experience that has taken place from July 1st to June 30th of the academic year.