Inspire Presentations in partnership with Skills BC

March 12, 2018 Careers Featured General 0

  InSPIRE program started today at Bert Ambrose and will be in visiting Grade 6 classes across School District #60 for the remainder of the school year. The InSPIRE program is a unique in-school presentation that provides teachers and students from grades 6 with a new perspective on skilled trades and technology careers through engaging… Read more

The Bold Eagle Presents At NPSS

March 9, 2018 General 0

  The Bold Eagle presentation was a great success , and sparked student’s interest. Bold Eagle is a unique summer employment program that combines Aboriginal culture and teachings with military training. Bold Eagle is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity that helps to develop valuable skills such as self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork, time management, respect and fitness to list but a few. It was… Read more

Creepy Creature on a Plaque in the SD#60 Classroom

March 9, 2018 General 0

Creepy Creature on a Plaque in the SD#60 Classroom What better way to bring inspiration to your classroom and introduce your students to textiles and wood working, than to create a fake taxidermy creature on a plaque?  Magic Trout Imaginarium designed a felt wool creature on a wooden plaque hands-on activity uses a special barbed needle. Students… Read more

Natural Resource Management Camp 2017

October 17, 2017 Careers General 0

With the combined efforts of our local Canfor Mill and the Council of Forest Industries, local companies and ministry employees donated their time and energy to show a group of students different opportunities for employment in the diverse industry of forestry.  Students had a great time learning about road engineering, silviculture, timber cruising, archeology and… Read more

Canadian Welding Association – Mind Over Metal Camp

July 5, 2017 Careers Featured General 0

  School District #60 will be hosting a CWA Mind Over Metal Camp from July 3rd to 8th at North Peace Secondary School. The CWA Foundation Mind over Metal Camps are an initiative that began with a two week pilot camp in 2014. This pilot camp was so successful that in 2015 the Foundation hosted… Read more

Announcing: The Road Less Travelled Young Women’s Career & Leadership Conference

April 19, 2017 Careers Featured General 0

School District 60 is planning a motivational career event for young women in grade nine, called The Road Less Travelled, inspired by the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. We’re calling attention to the subjects of the underrepresentation of women in the trades workforce and women in roles that traditionally were held by… Read more

School District 60 Students Travel to Abbotsford for Provincial Skills Competition

April 10, 2017 General 0

Students from our district travelled to Abbotsford to take part in the Skills Canada provincial level competitions.  These young people had already won GOLD at the regional competitions in Dawson Creek back on Friday, February 17, and travelled to the Lower Mainland to test their mettle against other gold placing students from across the province in… 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

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

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