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

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

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