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

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

Simple Personality Test Recommendation

September 18, 2017 AVID Careers Featured 0

In my previous blog post, I wrote about how people need to know more about themselves to more mindfully navigate the courses of their lives.  Work and careers make up a huge portion of our daily lives, and so, it is important to find working lives that align well with the rest of the greater… Read more

A More Humanistic Approach to Education

September 11, 2017 AVID Careers Featured 0

In my years as an educator, I have always believed in the power of the potential of human beings.  I would argue that what should be connoted with the phrase “human being” ought to be a profound understanding and appreciation that each and every one of us is perfectly imperfect as we are in this… 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

The Global Maker Trend is Very Strong at Ecole Central Elementary

June 27, 2017 Careers 0

All the primary students of Ecole Central Elementary participated in Maker Way learning activities this last week of school.  In collaborative, multi-age groups, primary students were led by an intermediate grade helper to construct a Rube Goldberg machine.  A Rube Goldberg machine is a complex, multi-step chain reaction contraption used to do what is ordinarily… Read more

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