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About Careers and Transitions

Career Education in School District #79 offers a variety of program opportunities including:

  • Career Planning using the “My Blueprint” online interactive web site
  • Dual credit programs and individual courses in specific career paths including trades (partnership with Vancouver Island University and Camosun College)
  • Career Program Work Experience comprised of a minimum of 100 hours of relevant, industry-based work experience during their Grade 11 and/or 12 school years
  • Youth Work in Trades (Formerly Secondary School Apprenticeship – SSA) offers opportunities for youth to begin their apprenticeship program while receiving secondary school course credit prior to graduation (16 credits) and potentially qualify for a 1000 dollar grant

Why a Focus on Career Education Programs?

  • They provide opportunities for enhanced career development activities
  • They provide students with entry-level skills for specific employment opportunities
  • They improve transition between secondary school and the workplace
  • They enhance transition between the secondary and post-secondary education systems
  • They provide an enhanced leaning experience for students that helps to keep many of them motivated in their educational experience