at the Career Centre
The Career Centre is open most days from
8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Appointments are recommended and can be made in Student
Services to see the Career Practitioner or the Off Campus teacher.
The Career Centre is available to students for
- · Career
- · Resume
& Cover Letter writing
- · Job
- · Post-secondary
- · Work
- · Volunteer
- · Job
What is Career
For each student, this will
likely be a different process. In the Career Centre we try and help students
get to know themselves a little better to help them identify careers they would
most enjoy and be successful in.
Does the Career
Centre offer Career Tests and Assessments?
Yes we do. Keep in mind that career tests are a
tool for a student to learn more about themselves and potential careers. There
is no test that will definitely tell a student what they should do with life.
The goal is for the students to learn as much as they can about themselves and
their best careers so they themselves can make an informed decision.
Will the Career
Centre find me a job?
We do everything we can to give students the tools
to find their own jobs. That may mean assisting them with upgrading their
resume and cover letter, doing practice job interviews with them and talking
about job-search skills. We also have job postings in the career centre that
students can look through.
Can I get High
School credits for my part-time job or volunteer work?
Yes, you can! But you must make sure you first
complete an on-line D2L course called HCS 3000 - Safety in the Workplace for
which you get one CTS credit. Then you must make sure you have a contract and
other paperwork done. We cannot give you credits for past work before your
contract is signed.; however, once the paper is in place, getting credits
couldn't be easier.
Start some “Test
All students and their parents are encouraged to
shop around for potential universities and college to go to. Would you buy a
$20,000 car without test driving it first? So take advantage of the opportunity
to check out the campuses and see how you like them.
and Life Management (CALM) 20 (3 credits)
This is a compulsory
for Alberta High School Requirements. Ideally, this course will be taken in your
Grade 11 year. Grade 11students will be scheduled into a CALM course via D2L
(online learning) and includes sections on:
Personal Choices, Resource Choices, Career And Life Choices.
Campus / Work Experience Program/ RAP
Prerequisite: All students need to complete HCS 3000 to
receive work experience credits.
The Off-Campus Education Program
provides an opportunity for senior high school students to enhance and apply,
in real-life contexts, knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired through course
work. Included in the program are Work
Experience, (RAP) Registered Apprenticeship and Career Internship. Students can
earn up to 20 credits towards their diploma depending on the combination of Off
Campus Courses and up to 40 credits in the RAP program.
Students who have jobs are eligible to
obtain Work Experience credits once they have completed HCS 3000 (Safety in the
Workplace - a 1 credit module) and have a signed Off Campus Agreement in
place. 1 credit equals 25 hours.
Students wanting to part of the Registered Apprenticeship Program will meet
with their counsellor along with the Off Campus teacher to help determine a
suitable trade and when the student should be enrolled. Check out
www.tradesecrets.org for more information about trades.
Students wanting to explore a career
can register in the Career Internship program.
The student first decides what field they are interested in. Some choices could include working in
schools, office environments and other professional occupations. In many cases the position is voluntary and
is short term. Again an Off Campus
Agreement must be in place.
Off-Campus Courses and Dual Credit Programs
offered with CCSD in conjunction
with post-secondary institutions or CB Centres of
Care Aide program with Bow Valley College
Technical Assistant with Olds College
Assistant program with SAIT
program with SAIT
Care Medical Internship work program