News/Upcoming Events

CAREER CENTRE Presentations

University of Alberta – Wed. Nov. 6 – FLEX
Dalhousie University – Wed. Nov. 6 – Lunch
Les Roches – Global Hospitality Education – Friday, Nov. 8 – Lunch – For students interested in International Business or Hospitality abroad.
McGill University – Tues. Nov. 12 – Lunch – Library
Canadian Coast Guard College –
Tues. Nov. 12Main Foyer – 8 – 8:30 am
PSBC Fair – Wed. Nov. 13 – 10-11:45 am. BC Colleges and Universities – Library/Career Centre  Attendees: Royal Roads, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, BCIT, University of Northern BC,  Thompson Rivers,  Justice Institute, Trinity Western, Camosun, North Island College, Canadian Forces–Royal Military College, UVic, Quest, SFU, CapU, Douglas College, Vancouver Island University, Emily Carr Institute
University of Calgary – Thurs. Nov. 14 Lunch
University of Montreal – Friday, Nov. 15 – Lunch
UBC University – Wed. Nov. 20 – Lunch – Library
Canadian Armed Forces
– Tues. Dec. 3 – Lunch

NEWS

UX (Youth Experience) Day – Workshops/Talks/Showcase event for HighTechU. Sunday, Dec. 1, 11 am-2 pm at the UVic Engineering/computer Science Building.

Gap Year Information Fair – Saturday, Nov. 23, 1 – 3 pm. Register

Parent Night @UVic – For parents of grade 11 and 12 students. Thursday, Nov. 28, 7 – 8:30 pm, Bob Wright Centre, UVic. Free parking. Register now and receive parking instructions. Advice for a successful transition, admission requirements, scholarships, and upcoming deadlines.

HighTech-U – Students can apply to the academy with or without the dual credit option–CSC 103 (Intro Programming and Software Development), or become a member. Members and academy (grade 9-12) and dual credit options for  (grades 11-12). Academy deadline: Dec. 1

JDF Fire/Rescue Cadet Camp – For teens 15 – 18. March 16-21 in Metchosin. See Ms. Dawson for applications.

Saanich Commonwealth Place Aquatic Certifications: WSI Courses available for students who are 15 and have Standard First Aid or Bronze Cross. Contact: Matt Treble 250 475-7608 or matthew.treble@saanich.ca

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Oak Bay Rec – Skating Instructors (youth 15-16 and older). Details on the job board in the Career Centre

The Old Spaghetti Factory.  Roles: Junior Server (Busser), Servers, Dishwashers, Prep, and Hostess. No experience necessary. Any interested individuals are welcome to drop off a resume in person at 703 Douglas or email Amanda, atanner@osf.ca. Ages 15 and older.

Atria Retirement – Servers for seniors. WAITSTAFF

Island Health – Minor Test Shopper. Minimum 14 years of age. Details on job board in the Career Centre. $14 an hour.

Landmark Cinemas – Food Service Cast Member. See job board and Ms. Dawson for more details. Apply in person or email resume to Matt Jawanda, general mangager at Lcc101-GM@landmarkcinemas.com

Oak Bay News – Carriers wanted. Call 250 480-3285 or email circulation@oakbaynews.com

Fairmont Empress – Turndown Attendant. Starting pay: $18.05. Duties listed on job board. Visit: www.fairmontcareers.com for more details.

Compass Canada – Housekeeper or Food Service Worker pay $15.15 – $15.90. Locations: Victoria General, Priory, Queen Alexandra, Aberdeen, Mt. Tolmie. Send resume to marjorie.colon@compass-canada.com. Details on job board.

Thrifty Foods – James Bay location. Bring in resume. Ask for Dale Hauk (Grocery Manager) or Brien Michell (Store Manager), and you will be interviewed on the spot.

Trillium Highgate Lodge – Two positions. 1. One weekend shift, 2 pm to 7 pm plus a serving shift. 2. Serving position 4 pm to 7 pm. Two to three shifts per week. Info: Greta Garriock at g.garriock@highgatelodge.com

Laurel Point Inn is hiring! Jobs: restaurant server, bellperson, banquet server, room attendant, food runner, in-room dining, 1st cook, 2nd cook. See job board for details.

Department of National Defence (DND) is seeking food services attendants. Working at DND will provide you with on-the-job training in an industrial kitchen setting and includes food prep.  Contact: Roxana.Kendall@forces.gc.ca

The Canadian Army Reserves offers part time work throughout the school year. Sample jobs: Armoured Soldier, Medical Technician, and Army Communication lnfo Systems Specialist. Support Canadians during times of natural disaster relief operations, sovereignty and more. See various locations. Age: 16+ Email:  ESQ5FDREGTRecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Dawson Heights Housing-Retirement living residence – Looking for a dining room server. Minimum grade 10, Food Safe Level 1. Phone Barb Corley 250 477-4850 for more details. Full job description is on the Career Centre job board.

Morinwood Manufactoring is looking for grade 12 students interested in working in a commercial cabinet shop.  Contact: Chris Strasbourg, Plant Manager – 250 479 0581 ex 21.

Rhino Labour Temp Services – Hiring students under 16 with parental consent and over 16 without parental consent for construction site clean up, demo, landscaping, warehousing, event set up/tear down, carpentry. Click here for more details.

RECENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Mentors (grades 9 – 12) volunteer for one hour/week supporting a student at Campus View. No experience necessary.  250 475-1117 ext 40. Main.victoria@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Lights of Wonder – Centennial Square. 16+ Dec. 13 – Dec. 30.

Education & Career Fair – Nov. 28, 9 – 2 pm at Beban Park Social Centre, Nanaimo. Contact: coordinator@educationcareerfairs.com

Luther Court Society – Help serve lunch or be a bowling pin setter. Details are on the job/volunteer board in the Career Centre. Email: echell@luthercourt.org Phone: Ed at 250 477-7241 ext 23.

The Victorian Retirement Home – Looking for students who enjoy leading activities and love to socialize. Charity Miles, Card Bingo, Tile Rummy, Crosswords. Contact Caitlin Lowe 250-477-1912.

Victoria Opportunities for Community Youth Leadership – For students 14+. Contact Tracy Lemke 250-477-7231 ext. 241 or tlemke@civic.ca.

Canucks Autism – 16 and over. More info on the volunteer board in the Career Centre and here

WIN (Women in Need) are looking for volunteers. Visit one of their locations for an application or online here.

Victoria Disability Resource Centre is looking for volunteers. Contact Christopher Wooding at 250-595-0044 or email volunteer@drcvictoria.com

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

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