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

Urban Systems Visits NPSS

March 13, 2015 General 0

​Former NPSS student Kimberly Gulevich, now an environmental engineer with Urban Systems, presents to NPSS students about how to become an engineer.  Her presentation also touched upon study and survival strategies while in university, and the importance of both networking, collaboration, and even written communication within the field.  Thanks again to Kimberly and Urban Systems… Read more

Students learn more about Architecture and Civil engineering

December 8, 2014 General 0

  Special thanks to Edward and Chad from Urban Systems for sharing their time and expertise, with a bit of creative organization, to show students careers in both architecture and civil engineering.  Their help reinforced young minds on the attributes involved in obtaining such a career.  Thanks again.     Jeff Mayer

School District #60 Receives Money to Upgrade Shop Classes

November 4, 2014 General 0

 MEDIA RELEASE: FORT ST JOHN SCHOOLS RECEIVE $80,000 FOR NEW SHOP CLASS EQUIPMENT FORT ST JOHN – British Columbia’s construction employers have provided $80,000 in grant funding to support skilled trades training in the Peace River North School District through the Project Shop Class initiative. The funds were presented today at the opening of the “Find Your Fit”… Read more

Alternative education for post-secondary students

October 1, 2014 General 0

    Alternative education for post-secondary students The sun has barely risen but it’s time to get out of bed and head out to the construction site, ensuring a full-day of productive work. Sound like a day in the life of an adult, but turns out, it’s also a day in the life of some… Read more

Ecole Central visits North Peace

May 2, 2014 Careers General 0

Today Grade 5 students from Maria Lauze’s class visited either the shops or the hair salon at North Peace Secondary school to get a small taste of some of the trades skills students can obtain when in high school.  Under the mentorship and guidance of skilled NPSS students, many students from Central had their eyes… Read more

Youth Explore Skills at NPSS

January 21, 2014 Careers General 0

Today, Mrs Barr’s Grade 5 class from Bert Ambrose toured our hairdressing and shop programs.   Gr 5 Students were divided into 3 groups: 1 group stayed with the hairdressing students, and 2 groups rotated through the wood shop and the metal shop where (equipped with steel toes and safety glasses) they participated in activities designed… Read more

Residential Construction off to a strong start!

December 2, 2013 General 0

  Our residential construction students have been very productive this semester, thanks to a bright group of hands-on learners and an autumn of pleasant weather.  Instructor, Richard Koop, says this year’s project, a duplex on 101 Ave., near the old Tim-br Mart, is progressing impressively smoothly.   We are excited to see the structure come… Read more