What are Career Discovery Programs?
The Career Discovery Program provides Grade 10 and 11 students the opportunity to explore or research a particular career field at a workplace. This is usually an unpaid (75 hour) two or three week long position completed during the summer in which students can earn high school credits. The program is primarily a "job shadow" experience in which a student is paired with a mentor in their chosen career field.
Where can I get a placement?
The Calgary Catholic School District actively pursues career discovery placements for students in the following careers:
- Veterinary Medicine
- Information Technology
- Aviation, Avionics and Aircraft Maintenance
Note: If a student is interested in exploring a career in a field outside of the opportunities listed, they are encouraged to do research into the career field they may be interested in exploring and approach a mentor to see if he/she would be interested in being a part of this program.
What are the requirements?
Before beginning the Career Discovery Program, interested students must:
- Meet with their off-campus education teacher to discuss program details
- Complete HCS3000 (an online safety course)
Note: This course must be completed by mid June.
- Submit a Career Discovery application form
Note: The District cannot guarantee that every student who applies for a Career Discovery position will be placed. Students who are selected will be contacted in May or June for an interview.
For more information about the Career Discovery Program or to apply, please contact your school’s Off-Campus Education Teacher or Career Practitioner.