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The Career Centre provides students with the resources to explore different career options, labour market information, resume support, work experience, and participate in various career field trips and career programs.
According to the BC Ministry of Education, Career Programs provide students with the opportunity to participate in career-specific studies and related community-based work experience. They are geared to meet a wide-range of learner needs from exploration of different careers, to preparation for further education and training in a career area, to providing very specific career pathways.
There are a variety of Career Programs at Johnston Heights Secondary School, such as Take Our Kids To Work, Career Cruising, Career Fairs such as Guest Speakers, WorkSafeBC, World of Choices, Mock Interviews, and the RCMP Academy.
We also offer one and two semester-long District Partnership Programs at various Career Technical Centres (CTC) throughout the Surrey School District. CTC programs include welding, steel fabrication, plumbing, outdoor power equipment, millwright, masonry, hairdressing, electrical and industrial electronics, drafting and CADD, carpentry, automotive parts and service, light warehousing, applied business technology, baking and pastry arts, CISCO networking, horticulture, and Woodlinks! Participating students can also gain a Secondary School Apprenticeship. Check it out at the Career Centre!
Graduation Portfolio resources and managers are also based in the Career Centre.Students in grades 10 -12 must complete the following mandatory standards:
80 hours of physical activity
A graduation transition plan that will help students set goals for post-secondary education or career pursuits
30 hours of work experience or community service
Students who meet the standards will receive four credits that count toward graduation.
Graduation Transitions 12
Graduation Transitions 12 is a requirement for high school graduation.
Johnston Heights requirements are:Completion of all three components: Personal Health, Community Connections and Career and Life
A GT Binder containing all assignments and documentation required, including: A collection of artefacts highlighting your accomplishments; A formal exit interview to present your Graduation Transition Plan and binder
Personal Health: 150 minutes of daily physical activity (DPA) every week in grades 10, 11, and 12; Evidence of physical activity for each grade year in the form of: logs, memberships, photos, letters or other evidence documenting 150 mins physical activity each week; A document signed indicating that these activities did take place; A Healthy Living plan (completed during Planning 10)
Community Connection: 30 hours of paid work or volunteer experience in the community; A certificate for WorkSafe, Food Safe, or First Aid
Career and Life: Completion of seven assignments (completed in Grade 12); Preparation of Employment documents (updated for Grade 12)