From +40 °C to -28 °C

March 13, 2017 Careers 0

That’s a temperature differential! Harvansh Singh (who immigrated to Canada just over a year ago from overseas) braves the cold to view heavy equipment in action during a tour of an active cut block. Thanks to Canfor and to COFI for organizing the trip for the courageous students who wouldn’t let extreme cold stop them… Read more

Do You Have a Student Interested in Working in the Construction Industry?

March 9, 2017 Careers General 0

Please refer to the information and resources found on the beautiful website put together by the Construction Foundation of BC (ex., average wages, worker demographic data, assessment checklists, etc.)  They are drawing awareness to what attitudes, skills, and knowledge (ASK) will help prepare a young person as they enter an occupation or career related to… Read more

Live Cutblock Tour for Students Who Braved the Cold

March 8, 2017 Careers 0

Students from NPSS braved the frigid temperatures to take part in an annual cutblock tour on Monday, March 6.  Wind chill brought the temperature to a feel of -28, but students enthusiastically proceeded to witness amazing heavy duty machinery and operators perform their skilled work.  Students were exposed to the full logging process.  They observed standing… Read more

Reflections on Purpose – “Am I Making a Difference in the World? Does My Work Matter?”

March 3, 2017 General 0

The four teachers that make up a part of the S. D. 60 career department have just wrapped up a week of presentations at local middle schools, speaking to grade nine students who are soon to embark on a transition year from middle to high school.  One of our messages was that students should feel… Read more

Parents as Career Coaches Fills the NPSS Library

February 24, 2017 Careers 0

Parents of S.D. 60 students came together to connect with one another and learn from the Parents as Career Coaches workshop put on by Brent Calvert and the S.D. 60 career education department. Parents worry about their children’s futures, and part one of this two-night workshop helped arm parents with some strategies and thinking to nudge… Read more

NPSS Students Get a Real Look at Instrumentation and Electrical Work

February 23, 2017 Careers 0

Halfway River CDN Controls Ltd. invited members of the community to their offices today to open kids up to the possibility of working in the instrumentation and electrical fields.  Students were treated to lunch, and then toured the facilities.  They visited various stations, learning from industry employees about pre-requisites to study in secondary school, technical… Read more

Professional Student Mentoring at The Lido

February 21, 2017 Careers 0

Many thanks go to Kimberly Zackodnik and the entire team involved at Urban Systems for putting this event on.  The students of School District 60 received valuable insights from members of the community about career options they were interested in exploring. A digital copy of the day’s program is below.  If you missed it, you… Read more

Recruiting for the AVID Program at NPSS for Next School Year

February 21, 2017 AVID 0

Discover.  Engage.  Succeed. AVID is an elective for grade 10 and 11 students. Students will prepare for their post-secondary experience by working on skills and visiting different campuses in the spring. The focus is on collaboration, writing, reading and inquiry.  Organization is also a key element for AVID. Students participate in weekly tutorials where time… Read more

S.D. 60 Students Clean Up at Regional Skills Competition

February 21, 2017 Careers General 0

GOLD medal winners, and grade seven students, Sydney Bennie (L) and Leah Harmon (R) stand proudly next to their thoughtfully engineered spaghetti bridge.  Photo by Eric Palibroda Congratulations to the following NPSS students who also won medals at the Skills Canada competition regionals last week in Dawson Creek.  Thanks go out to all who participated. Auto Service… Read more

Bert Bowes visits NLC

April 13, 2016 Careers 0

photo Sherri Bennett Bert Bowes Middle School students toured Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek to find out more about STEM and Trades career paths. They enjoyed participating in hands-on science activities as well as welding and cooking. In addition, the students were able to see aircrafts up close and learn more about educational opportunities… Read more