Career Centre


Students wishing to discuss Career Exploration course offerings, volunteer opportunities or dual credit programs should make an appointment in the Career Centre.

More information about Study in Canada and registration go to:






Canada Revenue Agency Students and Financial Literacy Presentation 

Thursday, January 11 – B block – in Room 215.

Sign up in the Career Centre.

This information session is a great stepping stone for students as it will help them understand their own responsibilities as taxpayers and will demystify the process of doing their own taxes.  The following information will be covered in the presentation:

  • Doing your taxes pays off
  • Starting the first job
  • Underground economy
  • Ways to do your taxes and free tax help
  • Benefits and Credits
  • Canada Revenue Agency services and tools
  • Scam Awareness



WEX – If you have already signed up for WEX and have worked over the summer, please stop in at the Career Centre.   

New to WEX, if you have a job or volunteer outside school, please stop in at the Career Centre to sign up for WEX to earn high school credits. 


Student’s in the trades, this information will assist you in your employment quest as a first-year trade apprentice.

The biggest hurdle students have after choosing a career is finding employment. More specifically, with trades apprenticeship, finding a willing employer sponsor for their first year of apprenticeship is a challenge.  Many employers are reluctant to hire apprentices due to costs which makes finding a willing employer a difficult and the slow one.

There is funding available to the employer if a student is hired.  The Federal government funded program takes away many of employer excuses by providing financial incentives to offset the cost of training.  Students aware of this program can not only sell themselves but show the enhanced return on the company’s investment.

This program is provided by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC), funded by the Government of Canada, covering 22 federally recognized construction and manufacturing trades.

for more information on the program refer to:




Start your post-secondary education early and TUITION FREE!  This unique partnership with SD79 and Vancouver Island University or Camosun College enables high school students to earn both high school and post-secondary credits.

Check out the Career Website:  Students can now show interest in our programs on the website and an email will then go to FKSS careers secretary who will contact the student to book an appointment.  Students are also welcomed to stop in at the Career Centre anytime.

Sd79 is offering the following dual credit courses in January 2024.  Please go to Career Centre to apply.


Attention Grade 11 and 12 students, seats are available for VIU ECE 130 – Principles and Practices of Wellness at the VIU Cowichan Campus, starting February 2024, Wednesdays from 4-7pm.  If you are planning on attending VIU after graduation this is a good opportunity to have a course paid for and credits towards your degree.  Please stop in the FKSS Career Centre to find out more.

HHPN 001 (100) – Human Anatomy and Physiology (VIU, On-line)
*Prerequisite: C+ English 12, “C” FOM 11 or Pre-Calc 11, “C” Biology 12​
*Reserved seats
*Course is difficult and should be focused on students planning on going into Practical Nursing
PNUR 101 – Anatomy and Physiology (Camosun, On-line)
*Prerequisite: “C” Biology 12
*Reserved seats
*Course is difficult and should be focused on students planning on going into Practical Nursing
MOA 155 – Medical Terminology (Camosun, On-Line)
*Prerequisite: “C” English 12
*Reserved seats
*Course is difficult and should be focused on students entering medical fields



Interested in the following Trade and Certificate Programs, stop in Career Centre to find out more, or visit

· Automotive

· Baker

· Carpentry

· Cook

· Culinary

· Electrical

· Fine Furniture & Joinery

· Hairstyling

· Heavy Mechanical

· Horticulture

· Plumbing & Pipe Fitting

· Refrigeration & Airconditioning (RACM)

· Roadbuilder & Heavy Construction Equipment

· Sheet Metal

· Welding

· Legal Office Assistant Certificate

· Medical Office Assistant Certificate

· Office Administration Certificate

· Business Administration Certificate

· Health Care Assistant

· Dental Assistant

· Education Assistant Community Support

· Early Childhood Education and Care


ECE 130

Early Childhood Educator VIU Course

Feb 14-May 22 on Wednesday nights 4-7 pm

ECE 130 is a 1st year VIU transferable course

Pick up an application in the Career Centre

GRADE 9, 10, 11’S – APPLY NOW!

TASK 2024-2025 School Year

Trades Awareness, Skills & Knowledge (TASK)

If you’re interested in a career in trades, TASK will help you make an informed decision about which trade would be the best fit for you.




Final chance to apply to post-secondary programs for September 2024 intake; many PSIs have Jan-Feb deadlines!  If you need help with your application process, please stop in at the FKSS Career Centre.


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Application process

Applications for fall entry typically become available in early September each year. The UVic application for September 2024 entry is available online now at via EducationPlanner BC and the deadline to apply is January 31, 2024. More information on the application process can be found on the How to Apply section of our undergraduate admission website.




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The UBC application will open in early October, with an early application deadline of December 1 and a final application deadline of January 1.
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The UBC application will open in early October, with an early application deadline of December 1 and a final application deadline of January 1.






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Female students 14 years or older, including adults!
Detailed program descriptions are on the foundation website.OPPORTUNITIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE – APPLY NOW!












The time to apply has arrived!

Shad programs give Grade 10 and 11 students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grow their mindset, collaborate in a university classroom with youth across the country (and internationally!!), and build community change maker capabilities using #STEAM4Good to make an impact!

Two program options, one amazing experience:

Why Shad and why now?

Spend the month of July exploring the world of STEAM and entrepreneurship through exciting lectures, experiential workshops, team-building activities, and a design project that inspires students to tackle real-world problems

Post-secondary Pathways

Students will explore campus life with opportunities to learn from university professors and high-profile keynote speakers from the STEAM and business sectors, and knowledge sharing from members of local Indigenous communities



Participants will build lasting relationships with like-minded peers from communities across Canada, and join the Shad alumni network comprised of over 20,000+ alumni



Everyone’s experiences and perspectives contribute to the Shad campus community. Shad welcomes a diverse group of students who typically self-identify as 75 percent BIPOC, 52 percent female, and 12 percent as belonging to the 2SLGBTQ+ community.


Youths will discover how their passions connect with post-secondary pathways while learning about the latest advancements in a wide range of STEAM fields

Personal Growth


Participants will gain confidence and engage new ideas while exploring their passions


For over 40 years, Shad has been working to empower youth to affect positive change through STEAM and entrepreneurship

What you can do…

  • Reach out to Alvina to book a presentation. We offer school presentations and Shad demonstrations for virtual classrooms or community groups across the country.

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Why study Abroad ?
  ~It will change your life   ~

7 reasons to go abroad after school
How do you get started ? 
click here 


Do you want to work and travel ?  
Check out International Experiences Canada ,  
A Canadian government website to help you navigate the complexities involved in working overseas.



Is a GAP year right for you  ?   Maybe ?   read these reasons why


Study and go abroad – travel * work * volunteer
SWAP  Working Holidays – work * volunteer * teach * intern
Global Citizens  AIESEC – volunteer * internship program
Eco South Africa – GAP year Volunteer program
Canadian Gap Association
Careers and Transitions – SD61 information site
Talent Egg – Job exploration site
Career Trek – Work BC exploration



We know you lead busy lives – pick 30 minutes
(15 on 2x playback) that works for you.


Examine the risks & benefits of taking a gap year

Share how gap years impact your university/college/workforce prospects

Define the key components to planning and executing a purposeful gap year

Connect you with exceptional gap year programs and experiences

Leave you with tips, tricks and tools for maximizing your gap year experience.
… and much more



Discuss common fears around taking a gap year and how to break through them (so you don’t end up spending a year sleeping in)

Consider what makes you feel alive and how you might want to be different after this year before you start planning

Share our secret strategy for how to flexibly plan during the pandemic

Explore ways to carve your own path, find opportunities, and network so you’re workforce ready

…and much more