News/Upcoming Events

PRESENTATIONS in the CAREER CENTRE

Volunteer Victoria – Tues. Nov. 13 – lunch

Dalhousie University – Wed. Nov. 14 – FLEX

HighTechU – Info Meeting Wed. Nov. 14 – lunch. A technology program built for youth by youth. It provides participants with opportunities to develop their technical abilities, build tech-focused workplace skills, and gain real-life experience with leading technology companies on Vancouver Island. Lunch will be provided!

PSIBC Fair – Thurs. Nov. 15 (10 – 12) Library and Career Centre – Mandatory for grade 12s and 11/12 split classes. Grades 9-11 can visit during lunch

University of Toronto – Wed. Nov. 21 – lunch – LIBRARY

University of Alberta – Wed. Nov. 28 (during FLEX)

MacEwan University – Mon. Dec. 3 – Lunch

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

STEM symposium – Grade 11 and 12 students interested in STEM careers, can sign up in the Career Centre to go to a symposium at UVic on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 9-11:45. Leaving Mt. Doug: 8:30 am. More info and schedule.

PSIBC Fair – Thurs. Nov. 15 in the Library and Career Centre (10 -12 pm) – A great opportunity for Grade 11 and 12 students to meet representatives from: Simon Fraser, Trinity Western, Thompson Rivers, Nicola Valley Institute of Tech, Camosun, Quest, Capilano, University of Victoria, Vancouver Island University, Canadian Armed Forces, Justice Institute of BC, Fairleigh Dickinson University, BC Institute of Technology, University of Northern BC, and Royal Roads University.

We are still accepting applications for the Aviation and Design Program which starts in February 2019. Video here.  Aviation and Design Program Summary 2018 

NEWS

BC Army Reserve – Hosting a Soldier for a Day program on Saturday, Nov. 17 for students (grades 10-12) interested in learning more about the Reserve program, full time summer employment program, and paid volunteer community service, plus up to $8000 of educational reimbursement funding. Ashton Armouries, 724 Vanalman Ave. See Ms. Dawson for an application.

Learn How to Start a Business – Age 16 and over. Tuesdays 6 – 8:30 pm – Oct. 16 – Dec. 11. At QVCC, 901 Kings Rd. Register: info@quadravillagecc.com or 250-388-7696. More info: info@communitymicrolending.ca

Uplands Academic Support Program – University application support and English proficiency improvement. Cost: $200. Contact: Mary Shi at zshi@sd61.bc.ca for details. Location: Uplands School. Every Tues. and Thurs. from Oct. 16 – Dec. 20.

SHADApplications due Nov. 19. Spend July living at a university while engaging in hands-on learning in STEM and Entrepreneurship. Bursaries are available.

Art Colleges Fair – Wed. Nov. 28, 6 – 7:30 pm at St Michaels University School. Colleges from NYC, Detroit, Montreal, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Victoria, Halifax, Chicago.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Rootcellar – Seeking part-time produce stockers, cashiers, and deli clerks to work during the holiday season. Submit your resume to opportunities@therootcellar.ca or in person at 1286 McKenzie Ave. between 9 and 5 weekdays.

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

GT Hiring – Youth Employment Support. Contact: Corie Aarsen: c.aarsen@gthiringsolutions.ca Youth Drop-in Afternoons – every Mon, Wed, Fri from 2:30-4:30 pm job search support. Monthly Youth Nights – once a week we will host an interactive evening focusing on job search, employer networking, and life skill development – our first date will be Nov 2.

Last year of school? Need a job? WorkBC can help. GT Hiring Solutions info here.

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.

Loomis Express is looking for Warehouse staff to unload trailers. Located at 4215 Commerce Circle. Shifts: 04:00 to 08:00 and 16:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday. Applicants must be 18 or older, no experience necessary. Contact Colin Blade at colin.blade@loomis-express.com.

Tim Hortons – No late nights, must be 16, and have your Level 1 or Basic Food Safe Certificate. Email your resume to: sarina.robertson@compass-canada.com.

Fairmont Empress is looking for room attendants, steward’s helpers, hosts, junior servers, banquet porters and guest services porters.

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

College Pro part-time marketing – evening hours. Contact: javierocampo@collegepro.com

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. Recruiter: 236-889-5437.

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.

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. Ages 15 and older.

RECENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Campus View Winterfest & Craft Fair – Saturday, Dec. 8 11 am – 3 pm. See posting in Career Centre. Email: cvpacpres@gmail.com.

D&D Social Group Volunteer – Looking for one or two volunteers to help out pre teens with special needs who play D&D. Wednesday’s 3:30 – 5:30 at Gauntlet Games in Victoria. 250 508-9188

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

Babysitters – For PAC meetings. Suits senior students that live close to Margaret Jenkins. Last Thursday of the month 6:45 – 8:45 pm. Email Jessica McDiarmid at jmcdiarmid@sd61.bc.ca. Unpaid.

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.

Bays United is looking for volunteers to help with coaching during House Academy training sessions on Fridays and Sundays.  Contact: Samantha Stone samistone@shaw.ca

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

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