WorkBC Career Trek

WorkBC’s Career Trek Videos bring career exploration to life by connecting students with British Columbians working in a wide range of careers. The wealth of information featured in this resource helps students identify personal skills and suitable occupations, supporting them to make decisions about their future careers.
The videos also introduce students to BC’s in-demand occupations. Students can search the videos in a number of ways, including by job title, key skills, salary range, field of work and education level.
For more information, see Career Trek Videos.

KPU Important News

Application Deadlines
While the application deadline for Limited Intake programs has passed, we have extended the deadline for select Limited Intake programs; an up-to-date list of extended application deadlines can be found at https://www.kpu.ca/admission/deadlines-extended.
Students applying to Open Intake programs may do so until August 1, 2020, but should note that offer letters have already gone out to students who applied before the March 1 early application deadline, so we encourage all prospective students to apply as soon as possible in order to receive priority registration.

Scholarships & Awards
The deadline to apply for Entrance Scholarships for Fall 2020 is April 6, 2020.
Scholarship applications are now available for students intending to begin their studies in January 2021.
https://www.kpu.ca/awards/entrance-scholarship

Future Business Leaders Conference May 1-2, 2020:
KPU is hosting a two-day business conference for Grade 11/12 high school students. Winners of the competition will be given an Entrance Scholarship to KPU’s School of Business and will be crowned the Future Business Leaders of 2020. High school business departments will also receive monetary awards if their students place in the top 3 of the competition. To register a student group: https://www.kpu.ca/futureleaders (space is limited).

UBC Summer Camps

UBC Geering Up is offering opportunities for secondary students to volunteer at our summer camps!

Junior Instructor Program
Junior Instructors will work closely with two instructors to deliver hands-on and engaging STEM programming for up to 30 kids anywhere from grades 1 – 12. A full description of the position can be found here. This position can satisfy the 30 hours of Work Experience/Community Service requirement for graduation.

Our camps operate from July to August with locations in UBC Vancouver, South Surrey, North Vancouver, North Delta and Richmond. We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with students from your school!
please contact us at volunteer@geeringup.ca.
Applications will open on March 13th.

Looking for more opportunities for your students?
High School Summer Camps
Geering Up’s ASAP (Applied Science Advancement Program) camps are for students in grades 8-12! Join us for a week of learning all about an engineering field. With topics like Computer Engineering, Sustainability, Biomedical Engineering and more, there is something for everyone. Students in grades 10-12 also have the opportunity to opt in to an overnight component of the camp, staying at UBC residence and learn more about life at university. For more information, please visit our website here .

Design Summer Program
Design Discovery is a two-week summer program offered by the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture that introduces students to a potential career in design. Throughout the program, you’ll immerse yourself in the studio culture and experience what education and work are like in the design professions. You will build skills, develop projects for a portfolio, and – most importantly – learn if a career in design is right for you. Registration open now.

 

Surrey Crime Prevention

Volunteer Opportunity
Surrey Crime Prevention Society (SCPS) is actively recruiting high school students to participate in our LIFT – LEARN l LEARN l INFORM l FOCUS l TRUST Program. Volunteers participate in various community safety programs, contributing to the enhancement of safety in communities throughout the City of Surrey.
You will enhance the following skills:
• Observation & reporting skills
• Communication skills
• Leadership through Team Lead positions
• Enhancing resumes with valuable volunteer experience
• Networking with community partners and peers
• Supporting your portfolio with training opportunities and credible references

Engineering Infomation Session

Engineering Information Session
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Building SE02, Town Square A/B
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC
Welcome to our annual Engineering Information Session. This session will be featuring our degree programs: Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mining and Building Science.
We will begin the session with a panel discussion asking questions of all the disciplines, anticipating your questions. We’ll open it up to a Q & A and then do a breakout session in the room where you will be able to discuss the programs with the respective representatives.
We look forward to seeing you.

Explore Cap U

Explore CapU Info Night
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Wondering what’s next after high school? Considering a career change? Want to update your skills? Explore CapU Info Night is the first step.
What can you explore?  Info about dozens of programs & student services.  How to apply for admission to CapU.  Opportunities for financial aid, student loans & awards.  Study abroad opportunities.  Connecting with CapU instructors.  Campus life from current students.