Work Experience Program

WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM (WEX)

WEX 12A – 80 Hours – WEX12A

  • Open to students in Grades 11 or 12
  • 15 years of age or older and completed WorkSafe BC certification
  • 80 hours of school-arranged work experience scheduled
    • to fit with school, student and employer schedules
    • during school time, evenings, weekends and/or vacation time
    • in one 80-hour session or in two or more  sessions
  • Work Experience Orientation
  • 4 graduation credits for Work Experience 12A: letter grade and percentage
  • Career Education Advisor assists students in identifying their chosen career area of interest in one or more of the following Career Focus Areas:
Business and Applied BusinessFine Arts, Design & MediaFitness and RecreationHealth & Human ServicesLiberal Arts & HumanitiesScience & Applied ScienceTourism, Hospitality & FoodsTrades & Technology
Accountant, bookkeeper, data entry clerk, payroll clerk, banker, financial planner, office assistant, business officer manager, secretaries, entrepreneur, salesperson, realtor, marketing executive, insurance agent, human resources manager, stockbroker, court clerk, purchasing agent, hairdresser, aesthetician, massage therapist, cosmetician
Photographer, camera operator, illustrator, artist, painter, art curator, film director, cinematographer, producer, broadcaster, audio & video technicians, actor, set designer, choreographers, dancer, fashion designer, tailor, interior designer, craftsperson, jeweller, musician, conductor, composer, singer, animator, game developers, web page designers, graphic arts
Athlete, coach, recreation director, trainer, fitness consultant, facilities manager, community recreation coordinator, referee, ski instructor
Nurse, health care assistant, doctor, paramedic, pharmacist, speech therapist, veterinarian, optometrist, chiropractor, dieticians, dentist, dental assistant, hygienist, medical/dental lab technicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, teacher, teaching assistants, daycare worker, counsellor, psychologist, social worker, home support worker, police officer, probation officers, security guards, lawyer, paralegals, firefighter
Anthropologist, sociologist, archaeologist, museum curator, historian, archivist, communications officer, journalist, librarian, government public service, political scientist, postal worker, linguist, interpreter, clergy, geographer, urban planner
Engineer, architects, landscape architects, surveyor, physicist, chemist, biologist, environmentalist, forester, meteorologist, geologist, computer programmers, aviation pilots, air traffic controllers, technicians in areas related to occupations listed above
Tourism information counsellor, host/hostess, hotel manager, reservation sales agent, campground operator, flight attendant, food and beverage manager, server, chef, baker, bartender, front desk agent, concierge, hunting and fishing guide, tour guide
Plumber, pipe fitter, gas fitter, sprinkler installation, carpenter, contractor, cabinet maker, drywall installer, framer, roofer, bricklayer, painters, decorators, upholster, tile setters, floor covering installers, insulator, electrician instrumentation mechanic, car audio installer, security/alarm installer, power engineer, aircraft maintenance engineer, heavy equipment operator, heavy equipment mechanic, millwright, machinist, welder, communications repair technician, motor vehicle mechanic, automotive repair and refinisher
  • Formal Application Process required; students apply through their home school and submit a completed Application Form .

Sample Program Forms:

For more information,
Contact your School Career Education Advisor