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Career Information Events
Student Advisors from various colleges and universities will meet to inform parents and students about their programs, financial aid, activities and admission requirements. Please take note of the following dates:
Time: Lunchbreak, 12:50-1:30 p.m.
- October 14, Wednesday - Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- October 22, Thursday - Emily Carr University of Arts & Design
- November 3, Tuesday - Western University
- November 9, Monday - University of Calgary
- November 20, Monday - Simon Fraser University
McNair Secondary School will host the Post Secondary Institutions of BC (PSI BC) Event on November 20, Friday, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the Fishbowl/Cafeteria area. Admission Advisers from PSI BC member institutions will be coming to meet parents and students. They will answer queries regarding their programs, admission requirements, scholarships, residence, clubs, etc.
Career Information Advisor
Link to the Richmond School District Career Centre News website.
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The following is a very interesting piece of information regarding Trades and how the government is pushing them
BC to Require Public Project Contractors to Sponsor Apprentices
British Columbia has introduced a new policy that will require contractors working on major public construction projects to sponsor apprenticeships throughout the project cycle. The policy will apply to projects tendered after July 1, 2015 that receive $15 M or more in government investment. Contractors will be required to report on the on-project use of apprentices prior to receiving their final payment from the government. The new regulations are intended to help train workers to meet workforce requirements, and to fill an anticipated one million job openings in BC between now and 2022. 44% of those jobs are expected to be in skilled trades or technical occupations. BC News Release
StudentAidBC Trades Programs Grant - This program provides grant funding to encourage eligible students to attend targeted high priority programs at eligible B.C. public post-secondary institutions. There is no need to apply. You will automatically be assessed for this grant when you apply for a student loan. You may be eligible if you:
-Qualify for StudentAid BC funding for the 2015/2016 program year
-Attend full-time studies in foundation or pre-apprentice programs (listed below in link);
-Enrol at an eligible B.C. public post-secondary institution.
For details visit:
Check out the WORKBC.CA website - click on Career Trek to research various types of jobs. Find out what the job is all about, working conditions, salary and whether or not the job will be in demand in the future. There is also a Labour Market Navigator component indicating what jobs will be in demand in the future. To research Labour Market Information, click on Labour Market Navigator.
Check out this website:
New...Richmond School Board 'Career Programs' Website
Grade 10 and 11 students....Are you considering an apprenticeship/trade as a career plan? Explore the new Career Programs website to view opportunities in a variety of apprenticeship training and career options while still in high school. To view the website visit: http://careerprograms.sd38.bc.ca/
Featured ACE IT Programs include:
~Auto Service Tech 1
~Professional Cook 1
ACE IT Programs:
~Auto Collision Repair
~Auto Refinishing Prep Technician
~Baking & Pastry Arts
For program details and more, visit: http://careerprograms.sd38.bc.ca/programs/accelerated-credit-enrolment-i...
Questions? Contact your Counsellor, Career Advisor, or the Career Programs office at 604-668-6000 (ext. 6072)
Trades Training BC Website: Learn about apprenticeships and foundation programs, find out who offers what and what programs have a wait-list: http://www.tradestrainingbc.ca/
BURSARY/SUPPORT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS WISHING TO ENTER THE TRADES
ITA Sponsorship Form:
Government of Canada Programs for Apprentices
BC Training Tax Credit (TTC):
Application for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant:
Employed Trades Person information sheet:
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SCHOLARSHIPS - Check the Career Centre Website for a Comprehensive List of Scholarships