News/Upcoming Events

PRESENTATIONS at lunch time in the CAREER CENTRE

Friday, April 21 – Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Lower Mainland)

Tuesday, April 25 – Rhino Labour offers employment opportunities for students (under 16 with parental consent and over 16 without parental consent). Jobs include demolition, landscaping, warehousing, and general labour. Come hear what the trades have to offer!

Tues. May 16 (held in the library) UVic Registration 101 for applicants. Topics: registration, program planning, course selection, university terminology, timetables, and next steps.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENTS

We are looking for parents who own their own businesses or work in companies or organizations to help with our Mock Interview Day on June 1. Students in planning will have the opportunity to participate in a real life job interview situation. Students will go through a typical 10 minute interview with five minutes of feedback. Time commitment: One hour and a half. There are a few spots left! Email or phone Ms. Dawson if you are interested.

DEADLINES

Applications for the Ustart program are now due Friday, Apr. 21. This unique opportunity is available for current grade 11 students going into grade 12 and wishing to take a course at UVic.

TALE applications are due Apr. 18. SD61 and West Coast Adventure College are partnering together to offer an amazing 8-week summer program for students interested in exploring the Adventure Tourism Industry.

NEWS

Are you interested in becoming a police officer? Sixteen seats are available to attend an interactive demonstrations and scenario-based simulations at the Victoria Police Department. Interested students should see Ms. Dawson for an application and more details. Due date for applications: Wednesday, May 3.

Parents as Career Coaches – Parents looking for some practical tips to help your child explore their educational and career choices are welcome to attend a PACC workshop Tuesday, May 2 from 6 – 9 p.m. at SJ Willis Education Centre, 923 Topaz Avenue in the auditorium.

Co-pilot three flights and achieve Transport Canada ground school certification! Students in grades 10 – 12 will have the unique ability to spend an entire semester (February – June 2018) in an aviation and design program. Students will earn credit for high school and post-secondary courses. We are taking names for the 2018 semester. Meeting will be held in early May.

Vancouver International Universities Fair – Sunday, April 30: 1 – 4 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre – East. More info: Here.  To save time from registering at the fair entrance, we highly recommend that students register for free admission online by clicking here.

2017 SPRING/SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

Games2u Victoria is a local interactive mobile activities company that supplies Video Game Theatres, high-tech Laser Tag, Bumper Balls, and inflatables. They are looking for game coaches  to work 10 – 20 hours per week, mostly weekends,  BC drivers licence and First Aid are assets; criminal record check will be required. See Ms. Dawson for more details.

RECENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Rhino Labour Temp Services – Hiring for construction sie clean up, demo, landscaping, warehousing, event set up/tear down, carpentry. Click here for more details.

The Butchart Gardens – Hiring for five departments: Food Services, Visitor Services, Custodial Service, Seed & Gift Store, and Gardening. Please see Ms. Dawson for an application.

The Old Spaghetti Factory.  Roles: Junior Server (Busser), Dishwashers, and Hostess. No experience necessary. Any interested individuals are welcome to drop off a resume in person.

RECENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The MS WALK are looking for volunteers to support the walk on May 28 at Willows Beach Park from 12:30 – 4 p.m. Click here for the volunteer positions.

Camp Thunderbird Program Assistant Volunteer – Must have Grade 11 completed, hold a Standard First Aid with CPR, and have your Bronze Cross, Click here for more details, or see Ms. Dawson.

If you are interested in working with kids between the ages of 4 and 12 and want to volunteer during spring break and summer camp, contact Engineering for Kids here

Parks Canada are putting a call out to students who love the outdoors and are interested in working within the environmental field, Volunteers are needed for Garry Oak Ecosystem Restoration at Fort Rodd Hill. Contact frh.volunteer@pc.gc.ca. More information can be found here.

Volunteer Victoria helps connect students with positions. For information, click here

Interested in volunteering abroad? Latitude provides opportunities for global volunteering.