Work Experience Program
The Work Experience 12A is a grade 12 elective course that builds on the skills and knowledge gained from the Planning 10 and/or Career Explorations 12 and will meet elective requirements for both the regular and adult dogwood graduation programs. Work experience can be earned from volunteer or paid work placements. Employers must have WCB.
Students must earn a minimum of 90 work hours in one or more work placements and complete work related assignments (see below about how the grade is calculated.)
Work Experience 12B could also be available to students that have successfully completed WEX 12A and have a work placement (volunteer or paid) at either a different approved work site or work at the same work site but in a significantly different role.
Please note that your hours must be worked during the time that you are registered in the course.
FORMS (see Essential Documents):
Work Site Forms
Orientation (interview and safety orientation)
Declaration of Hours
HOW TO APPLY
STEP 1: APPLY ONLINE
(*you will need to upload a resume and ID)
STEP 2: COMPLETE/SUBMIT WORK SITE FORMS (see essential documents)
Signatures are required from the student, parents and employers. Please let your employer know that the coordinator will visit the work place. If the student does not have a place of employment then complete the student and parent signatures in preparation of a work placement.
STEP 3: MEET WITH THE COORDINATOR
The student must meet with the coordinator to submit signed work site forms and an orientation (includes an interview and safety orientation). This meeting takes about 20 minutes. If you have earned certifications then please bring a copy of the certifications. Assignments will also be discussed during this meeting.
Please contact Roxanne Boyko to book an appointment, 250-713-4581 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW WILL MY GRADE BE CALCULATED?
15% ACTIVATION (Resume, interview, safety orientation)
50% EMPLOYER EVALUATION
You need to work at least 90 hours. You are able to confirm your hours by completing the ‘Declaration of Hours’ form. You are either able to copy and attach pay stubs or ask your employer to sign-off on the hours.
The employer must complete an evaluation. This evaluation will be worth 50% of the final grade.