High school, particularly the senior years, is a great opportunity to get a head start on your career and to prepare you for your future. There are many career program options available for students that take place at North Delta Secondary or at other secondary schools in the District. Please check out the links to the right for District programs as well as programs that are available here.
Work Experience helps students prepare for the transition from secondary school to the world of work or further education and training. During Grade 11 and 12, students are placed with local employers in positions that align with their interests and future career goals. The community becomes the classroom where students gain experience in the workplace and are provided with a frame of reference to review or revise their career goals. Through employer assessment, students receive valuable feedback about their employability skills and technical skills related to specific occupations.
Work experience is comprised of pre-placement classroom activities combined with 90 hours at a community worksite. Work experience coordinators work with students individually and in small groups to assist students with choosing and obtaining relevant and meaningful placements.
All Work Experience Programs require Planning 10, Work Experience 12 plus 4 other courses: at least two of which are at the Grade 12 level.
Explore the links below to learn more or speak to Ms. Lucke for more information
- Work Experience Course Requirements
- Employability Skills
- Resume Writing Link
- Objectives once on page scroll down to objectives
- Action verbs
- Computer skills assessment
- Action Verbs to use on your resume, cover letter, and thank you letter
- Cover letters:
The Delta School District offers many career programs for students.
Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA)
SSA is a secondary career program that offers students over the age of 15 an opportunity to begin an apprenticeship while still in school. The most challenging requirement to become a secondary school apprentice is finding employment in the trades. The employer must be willing to sponsor the student and have a certified tradesperson willing to oversee the student’s training.
Earn while you learn! Advantages of SSA include:
* Four credits for each 120 hours of paid employment (up to a maximum of 16 credits for 480 hours),
* Registration as an apprentice with the Industry Training Authority,
* Opportunity to access practical training in areas outside secondary curriculum,
* Potential for $1000 scholarship upon graduation.
For a complete list of trades, visit ITABC. To register as an SSA student, see the Ms. Lucke, Apprenticeship Facilitator.