Northern Opportunities Receives an Award from The Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference

June 16, 2017 Careers 0

Northern Opportunities, a partnership group that School District 60 (Peace River North) is part of, received an award last week from The Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.  Delegates from across the country travelled to our school district to learn about the Northern Opportunities partnerships, a unique blend of industry and educational stakeholders. The mission of… Read more

Annual Spark Conference for Women’s Leadership & Career Development

June 1, 2017 Careers 0

The annual Spark Conference for women’s leadership and career development occurred last month at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre in Fort St. John.  I had the pleasure of attending as an “Angel” attendee, representing career education for School District 60 (Peace River North).   Attendance at this event and events similar to this have shaped… Read more

The Road Less Travelled Young Women’s Career Conference a Wonderful Success

May 26, 2017 Careers 0

School District 60 experienced a unique, inspirational learning event for its young ladies this week, with the first ever The Road Less Travelled Young Women’s Career Conference.  Grade nine female students from across the district were invited to convene to listen to the life stories of local, female role models and gather career choice insights.… Read more

A Week of Unique Learning – The Northern Opportunities Energy Week Tour

May 15, 2017 Careers 0

It was School District 60’s pleasure to welcome students from across the Peace region and beyond, including special guests who travelled from School District 78 (Fraser-Cascade). Students and education staff from Agassiz, Hope, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John convened to take part in the truly unique educational field trip called the Northern Opportunities… Read more

To Parents & Guardians – The Road Less Travelled Young Women’s Career Conference

May 5, 2017 Careers Featured 0

  Dear parents and guardians of S.D. 60 (Peace River North)’s grade nine daughters, Please find linked below an informational letter about this exciting and unique career discovery and exploration event happening Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The event will be at Northern Lights College (local campus), beginning at 9:45am.  Please click on the letter to… Read more

Bert Bowes Grade 7 Students Exposed to Career Pathway Programs at FSJ Campus of Northern Lights College

April 26, 2017 Careers 0

Bert Bowes students were treated this month to experiential learning opportunities outside of their regular school routines.  They met and heard from a variety of college personnel, from the greeting, smiling faces of student services, to current dual credit students in a number of different programs, to high-ranking college administrators, and many more in between.… 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

Northern Opportunities Energy Week Tour 2017 Now Accepting Expressions of Interest from Students

April 18, 2017 Careers 0

How would you like to kick start your oil and gas career during a weeklong field trip May 8 – 12?  The Northern Opportunities Energy Week Tour gives students unique opportunities to meet and greet with actual workers from various companies in our local region.  Highlights include an afternoon golf tournament, networking and mentoring with… Read more

How Much of a Percentage Influence Do You Think You Have on Your Kids’ Career Choices?

April 4, 2017 Careers 0

78%! The research presented during the Parents as Career Coaches workshops, if I summarize correctly, asked middle and high school aged students to list the top three resources they would turn to for career advice. Parents were consulted in the vast majority of cases, with 78% of youngsters stating they would ask their folks. This… Read more

Congratulations Parents as Career Coaches (PACC) Workshop Graduates!

April 4, 2017 Careers 0

A word from Brent, the facilitator for the parent workshops that happened back in February and March follows.  As promised, an organized list of the web resources referred to during the presentations is also included below. Thank you for investing the time to support your child on their career journey, and congratulations for successfully completing… Read more