The Career Development Program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore their area(s) of passion related to the world of work. The program consists of Work Experience 12 as well as suggested courses which will support the student’s area of interest. The program is individually tailored to each student. At the end of the program, students will be awarded a certificate indicating their successful completion of a Career Development Program. Another aspect of Career Development includes Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA). Students who are employed or are able to become employed in an apprenticeship area are eligible to enrol in SSA where they may earn up to 16 secondary school credits. See below.
Work Experience Courses
Work Experience is designed to help students prepare for the transition from secondary school to the world of work or post-secondary education. Students will learn the critical employability skills required in the workplace and then have the opportunity to observe and practice those skills, as well as technical and applied skills relating to specific occupations or industries.
Work Experience 12: Business & Applied Business
Work Experience 12: Fine Arts & Design
Work Experience 12: Fitness & Recreation
Work Experience 12: Health & Human Services
Work Experience 12: Liberal Arts & Humanities
Work Experience 12: Science & Applied Science
Work Experience 12: Tourism, Hospitality & Foods
Work Experience 12: Trades & Technology
Secondary School Apprenticeship Courses
Secondary School Apprenticeship 11A / 11B
Secondary School Apprenticeship 12A / 12 B
Students employed in a variety of apprenticeship areas are eligible to earn credits for every 120 hours of supervised employment. Each 120 hours to a maximum of 480 hours will earn 4 SSA credits for a total of 16 credits. All SSA hours may be applied toward the completion of an ITA BC apprenticeship. Students who continue on with their apprenticeship 5 months beyond high school will be eligible to apply for a $1000 scholarship.