Work experience has become an important part of both secondary and post-secondary education in British Columbia. To graduate from secondary school, all students must meet the learning outcomes identified in Graduation Transitions, which include a 30-hour mandatory work experience component. This component is monitored by the GT teacher.
Students in Gr. 10 – 12 are encouraged to take Work Experience 12 as part of their course load. The Work Experience 12 course consists of 100 hours of work and includes approximately 20 hours of paperwork. To qualify for a Career Prep designation students must meet all graduation requirements which include a minimum of 3 senior grade 11 or 12 courses in one of the focus areas.
Pitt Meadows Secondary Offers the following 8 Career Preparation Focus Areas:
- Business & Applied Business
- Liberal Arts & Humanities
- Fine Arts, Design & Media
- Science & Applied Science
- Fitness & Recreation
- Tourism, Hospitality & Foods
- Health & Human Services
- Trades & Technology
In order to complete the requirements Work Experience 12 students must;
- complete 100 hours of work experience Log sheet
- submit an employers_evaluation_form form(s).
- submit a Self Evaluation Form(s).
- submit a typed personal resume
- submit a work experience summary
- submit a thank you letter
- complete a work safety assignment (prior to placement)
Work placements may be either school-arranged or non-school-arranged.
The following activities may qualify as work experience activities:
- school arranged work experience
- job shadowing
- volunteer community service
- field experiences
- student employment
- electronic work experience
- work study program
Secondary School Apprentices
If you are in Gr. 10-12 and you have a paid job in a trade, please advise the Career Centre ASAP! You could be eligible for SSA credits and a $1000 scholarship!