Work Experience

Students in work experience are given the opportunity to gain valuable insight into their current career choice.  It’s like in internship.  Students are connected with local employers for 2 blocks of their school day.  It allows them to get a better sense of whether or not they want to pursue their chosen career once they graduate from high school.

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HSS

There is something to be learned from every job we do.  All of your part-time jobs will teach you something about who you are and what type of work you like to do.  Treat each job like an opportunity to learn and grow.

Did you know that Canadians can expect to hold roughly 15 jobs in their careers!  The new normal has become for people to stay on any one job for between two and three years

Knowing that a job – even a profession – isn’t permanent should take some of the pressure off the decision making. It’s not so dire which job you take right now since your career will be made up of the many, many jobs you’ve held and paths you’ve followed over your working life.

The most important question to ask is no longer “What should I do?” It has become what am I going to do next? What skills can I acquire next, what can I take on next to add accomplishments to my resume, what will my next career move be.

WEX 12A/12B – 8 Credits

Howe Sound Secondary offers custom tailored work experience programs to suit your specific career goals.  Work Experience (WEX) placements involve some preparatory course work before a work placement can begin.  The students in a WEX course must complete a workplace agreement in advance of their placement to be covered by Work Safe BC.  Opportunities to convert to a Youth Work in Trades apprenticeship often begin with a WEX placement.

Most of the students sign up for 2 blocks of work experience where they are placed within a career of their choice for half a day.  This course provides flexibility to work after school and on weekends if necessary.  Each WEX course earns 4 credits towards graduation.

Sometimes we can use a students existing part time employment to provide paid work experience credit.

IDS 12A/12B – 8 Credits

IDS (Independant Direct Studies) can provide an additional 8 credits towards their graduation.  The course recognizes that students will gain and practice employability skills that can be transferred to future career goals. With mutual approval from their employer/parents/school, students will be required to complete a training plan to highlight the transferable skills they will gain.  Additional online course material and an employer evaluation will be required to complete the outcomes of the course.

PSS

There is something to be learned from every job we do.  All of your part-time jobs will teach you something about who you are and what type of work you like to do.  Treat each job like an opportunity to learn and grow.

Did you know that Canadians can expect to hold roughly 15 jobs in their careers!  The new normal has become for people to stay on any one job for between two and three years

Knowing that a job – even a profession – isn’t permanent should take some of the pressure off the decision making. It’s not so dire which job you take right now since your career will be made up of the many, many jobs you’ve held and paths you’ve followed over your working life.

The most important question to ask is no longer “What should I do?” It has become what am I going to do next? What skills can I acquire next, what can I take on next to add accomplishments to my resume, what will my next career move be.

WEX 12A/12B – 8 Credits

Howe Sound Secondary offers custom tailored work experience programs to suit your specific career goals.  Work Experience (WEX) placements involve some preparatory course work before a work placement can begin.  The students in a WEX course must complete a workplace agreement in advance of their placement to be covered by Work Safe BC.  Opportunities to convert to a Youth Work in Trades apprenticeship often begin with a WEX placement.

Most of the students sign up for 2 blocks of work experience where they are placed within a career of their choice for half a day.  This course provides flexibility to work after school and on weekends if necessary.  Each WEX course earns 4 credits towards graduation.

Sometimes we can use a students existing part time employment to provide paid work experience credit.

IDS 12A/12B – 8 Credits

IDS (Independant Direct Studies) can provide an additional 8 credits towards their graduation.  The course recognizes that students will gain and practice employability skills that can be transferred to future career goals. With mutual approval from their employer/parents/school, students will be required to complete a training plan to highlight the transferable skills they will gain.  Additional online course material and an employer evaluation will be required to complete the outcomes of the course.

WSS

There is something to be learned from every job we do.  All of your part-time jobs will teach you something about who you are and what type of work you like to do.  Treat each job like an opportunity to learn and grow.

Did you know that Canadians can expect to hold roughly 15 jobs in their careers!  The new normal has become for people to stay on any one job for between two and three years

Knowing that a job – even a profession – isn’t permanent should take some of the pressure off the decision making. It’s not so dire which job you take right now since your career will be made up of the many, many jobs you’ve held and paths you’ve followed over your working life.

The most important question to ask is no longer “What should I do?” It has become what am I going to do next? What skills can I acquire next, what can I take on next to add accomplishments to my resume, what will my next career move be.

WEX 12A/12B – 8 Credits

Howe Sound Secondary offers custom tailored work experience programs to suit your specific career goals.  Work Experience (WEX) placements involve some preparatory course work before a work placement can begin.  The students in a WEX course must complete a workplace agreement in advance of their placement to be covered by Work Safe BC.  Opportunities to convert to a Youth Work in Trades apprenticeship often begin with a WEX placement.

Most of the students sign up for 2 blocks of work experience where they are placed within a career of their choice for half a day.  This course provides flexibility to work after school and on weekends if necessary.  Each WEX course earns 4 credits towards graduation.

Sometimes we can use a students existing part time employment to provide paid work experience credit.

IDS 12A/12B – 8 Credits

IDS (Independent Direct Studies) can provide an additional 8 credits towards their graduation.  The course recognizes that students will gain and practice employability skills that can be transferred to future career goals. With mutual approval from their employer/parents/school, students will be required to complete a training plan to highlight the transferable skills they will gain.  Additional online course material and an employer evaluation will be required to complete the outcomes of the course.

WB Peak Experience

New for 2015/2016 Whistler Blackcomb has combined their Peak Experience Program with their Holiday Help Program.  The new Peak Experience Program requires the students to work a minimum of 10 paid shifts over the holidays in exchange for 4 high school course credits and a season’s pass.  Below you will find all the important dates and forms required to participate. (Printable timeline for Peak –   Printable timeline for Snow School)

Oct 31, 2016 – Deadline to apply online (Instructions)

Nov 16 , 2016 (Peak) Nov 21 (Mentorship Program)Consent and Application form to be returned to Career Programs Teacher
Descriptions of Positions Available

Nov 18 2016 -Interviews must be booked online

Nov. 19 & 20, 2016 – Interviews in Whistler for Peak

Nov 30. 2016 -Snow School interviews must be booked online

Dec  3 & 4, 2016-  Interviews in Whistler for Snow School Mentorship Program
Bring your Shift Selections

Dec. 5, 2016 – Orientation Day in Whistler (bring all completed and signed forms)

Dec 10 – 24th, 2016– Check in for employment for Snow School Mentorship program

Dec. 20, 2016 – April  20, 2017 – Students work within their division

Jan 1,2017 – Begin shadowing for Snow School.

Mar 1, 2017 – Student Evaluations emailed to supervisors & Mentorship evaluations will be emailed to Career Counsellors

Mar 14, 2017 – Student Snow School Evaluations and Mentorship Evaluations due back to Lucy

Mar 15, 2017 – Mentorship Snow School student evaluation filled out by supervisor and sent to Career Counsellors

Apr 15, 2017 – Student Evaluations for PEAK emailed to supervisors & Peak Experience evaluation emailed to Career Counsellors

Apr 30th 2017  –  Student Evaluations & Peak Experience Evaluations due back to Lucy.

May 1st 2017 – Student Evaluation filled out by supervisors and sent to Career Counselors

 

  • Description of what your job as like.
  • What was the most memorable experience on the job?
  • What did you learn from this experience?
  • Where do you go from here in terms of career planning?

Squamish Fire Rescue

One Day Squamish Fire Rescue Career Experience

On Friday April 17 2020 from 9 am-3 pm and Saturday April 18, 2020 from 8 am-4:30 pm 12-15 HSS students will be given the opportunity to experience Fire Rescue Training first hand. Students will attend an all day training program with Squamish Fire Rescue members and volunteers.  They can expect to participate in vehicle extractions, structure fires and all the training and job duties required as a professional fire-fighter.

An application process is required for participation

2020 Squamish Fire Info
March 12, 2020 – hss-fire-rescue-2020 Applicationtion Form Due
March 12, 2020 – Updated Resume Due
April 3, 2020 – Successful applicants will be notified
April 9, 2020 – HSS Fire Rescue 2020 Consent Forms Due
April 17, 2020 – Both Release And Indemnity 2020 HSJFA Waiver – Final  –2020 HSJFA Live Fire Waiver – Final (002) Bring with you on 1st day – Squamish Fire Hall