Career Programs

Lets get on track to post secondary training and great careers!

Now is the time to connect with your future!  Contact the school counsellour or the career education teacher/coordinator at your school!

My BluePrint is a resource used by many teachers in the district as an educational tool for career planning.

Find your passion in the trades. Discover which trade fits you!

Search for the Post-Secondary School that is right for you!

Work Experience (WEX):

Students earn high school credits for time spent on the job.  Do you have a job already?  Contact the WEX teacher at your school and start earning high school credits.  If you don't have a job the WEX teacher will help find a placement in a field you are interested in. 

Connect with your WEX teacher today!

DCSS:  Jonathan Eagles

CSS: Sherry Mounsey

TRSS: Sherri-Lynn Hewitt

Intro to Trades:

Students earn high school credits by combining focused classroom learning and safety training with time spent working in a selection of trades.

Click here to learn more about the trades.

Youth Work in Trades:

Students working in a trade with a journey person can register for the Youth Work in Trades program and have that time put toward an apprenticeship as well as earn high school credits. If you are working already contact theYouth Work in Trades Coordinator at your school to get registered in the Youth Work in Trades program. 

DCSS: Debra Fellers

CSS: Sherry Mounsey

TRSS: Sherri-Lynn Hewitt

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Youth Train in Trades:

Students in Grades 11 and 12 can take college level courses and earn both high school credits and college credits toward a trade, vocation or academic career.We pay the college tuition!!  Click here for more information on the dual credit program and application process.

Why Choose A Trade?

Get a head start on your career.  Enroll in any of the above programs and earn highschool credits at the same time! The Industry Training Authority (ITA) Youth programs offer you a chance to explore different trades and even start working on a job site through an apprenticeship. No matter how young (or old) you are or how much (or little) you know about trades, there is a program to help you get started.  Learn more about the Youth Work in Trades and Youth Train in Trades programs offered at your high school. [Download]
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