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Welcome to the Career Education site for the South Surrey/White Rock Learning Centre.

This site can be accessed by students, parents and staff for information regarding career education, co-op programs, partnerships, secondary school apprenticeships, work experiences, planning information, and graduation transitions.

Trades Training:
The Surrey School District offers options for students interested in gaining industry experience.  These include several different District Partnership trades programs and the Secondary School Apprenticeship (S.S.A.) program.  These opportunities develop practical skills in a desired field.

Partnership Program Video Link

District Partnership Programs:
There are approximately 20 various District Partnership trades programs.  These programs provide an opportunity for students to earn both high school and post-secondary credits before graduation.  The Surrey School District pays the cost of tuition for these programs.  For a list of specific programs, click the quick link "Career Education District Programs."

Secondary School Apprenticeship (S.S.A.):
The S.S.A. program offers students the opportunity to begin an apprenticeship while completing high school graduation requirements.  It is a partnership with School District #36 Surrey, the community, employers, Ministry of Education, and the Industry Training Authority. Students may earn wages and up to 16 course credits by enrolling as an S.S.A. student. There is a possible $1,000 S.S.A. scholarship for qualifying students.

Work Experiences:
Students can participate in Work Experience 12A or 12B and earn four - eight credits.  For possible placements, see the Career Facilitator.  In addition, students can apply to the Rona Retail Sales Program (8 credits), the City of Surrey Mentorship Program (4 credits), or the Floral Design Program (4 credits) which all offer excellent opportunities to learn skills and gain credits.

Specialty Opportunities:
Students may develop attitudes, skills, and knowledge that will assist a successful transition beyond secondary school.  Students will gain knowledge through practical experiences and lessons in goal setting, informed decision making, accessing and analyzing information, and personal responsibility.  WORLDHOST is a comprehensive public relations and communications skills program, helpful in preparing for, and finding employment.  FOOD SAFE is a one day course developed in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, to teach food service workers safe food handling methods.  Both opportunities are great additions to a resume.

Susan Martin, our Career Facilitator at or call the school at 604-536-0550, extension 3103.


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