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The Road Less Travelled Young Women’s Career Conference a Wonderful Success

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By , May 29, 2017

The Road Less Travelled is a career conference for grade nine girls.

School District 60 experienced a unique, inspirational learning event for its young ladies last week, with the first ever The Road Less Travelled Young Women’s Career Conference.  Grade nine female students from across the district were invited to convene to listen to the life stories of local, female role models and gather career choice insights. After, students spread apart to different breakout room options before reconvening for a group networking lunch.

Northern Lights College graciously provided the venue space and the writing supplies for the students.  Recognition is also provided to the following people and organizations for helping to make the day a wonderful success.

  • Judy Kucharuk, Manager of Special Events, Encana Events Centre
  • Laura Prosko, Community Services Director, District of Taylor
  • Mayor Lori Ackerman, City of Fort St John
  • Rayel Cooper, Operator, Shell Canada Ltd
  • Rae Evans, Division Director, Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
  • Kristi Pimm, Co-owner, Alpha Controls
  • Alycia Calkins, Jasmine Giesbrecht, Alexandria Mackey & Selena Wiebe from MNP
  • Chelsy Cooper from Epscan Ltd.
  • Jenna Felske from Northern Lights College
  • Aimee McCrae from Northern Lights College
  • Pam Eales from the Industry Training Authority

If you missed the event and would like to see the program, please click this file, Program Handout – Road Less Travelled (Blog).

Judy Kucharuk hosted the event.

 

To Parents & Guardians – The Road Less Travelled Young Women’s Career Conference

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By , May 5, 2017

Dear parents and guardians of S.D. 60 (Peace River North)’s grade nine daughters,

Please find linked below an informational letter about this exciting and unique career discovery and exploration event happening Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

The event will be at Northern Lights College (local campus), beginning at 9:45am.  Please click on the letter to learn more.  Please send it back to school with your student.

Road Less Travelled Permission Letter

An image taken from the permission form

An image taken from the permission form

A female with chest broadened against a sunset backdrop.

Bert Bowes Grade 7 Students Exposed to Career Pathway Programs at FSJ Campus of Northern Lights College

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By , April 26, 2017

Bert Bowes students were treated this month to experiential learning opportunities outside of their regular school routines. They met and heard from a variety of college personnel, from the greeting, smiling faces of student services, to current dual credit students in a number of different programs, to high-ranking college administrators, and many more in between.

Arguably, this is exactly what kids need- learning experiences outside of the four walls of the classroom, interacting with people who actually do the tasks they may be interested in pursuing, in their daily work environments.

Thanks are in order for the recruiting team at Northern Lights College for arranging all the activities for the kids, and organizing pizza lunches. Thank you to all those who spent time with our kids; enlightening young people on future career options is important work. Finally, thanks to Ms. Singer and Ms. Bennett, Bert Bowes teachers, for being fantastic sports about the tour idea.

If you are a teacher and would like a tour for your class, please contact Bonnie Bridges at bbridges@prn.bc.ca. If you are a high school student, Northern Lights has a program called Student for a Day, in which you live a day in the life of a college student, giving you an idea of what classes and life at the campus would be like. Please contact an NLC recruiter here for more information.

NLC is proud of its commitment to dual credit students; we are too!

Grade 7 students meet and talk with college students, instructors, and administrators.

Grade 7 students meet and talk with college students, instructors, and administrators.

Andy Amboe, electrical program instructor of the FSJ campus of NLC enthusiastically teaches the kids about plasma!

Andy Amboe, electrical program instructor of the FSJ campus of NLC enthusiastically teaches the kids about plasma!

Announcing: The Road Less Travelled Young Women’s Career & Leadership Conference

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By , April 19, 2017

School District 60 is planning a motivational career event for young women in grade nine, called The Road Less Travelled, inspired by the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. We’re calling attention to the subjects of the underrepresentation of women in the trades workforce and women in roles that traditionally were held by men. We hope to inspire the next generation of women to be courageous in exploring their career options, and to not feel pigeonholed because of others’ attitudes or beliefs.

The theme to be explored during The Road Less Travelled is one on not being averse to failure as one traverses life’s path. Failures, when viewed under the lens of lessons learned, are arguably blessings. Life’s road twists and turns, oftentimes in unexpected directions.

The event will entail a keynote address as opener (Laura Prosko from the District of Taylor), followed by a panel conversation presentation moderated by Judy Kucharuk (Encana Events). Judy will be asking career questions of four female panelists who are experiencing success in employment fields historically dominated by men.  Other speakers will include Fort St. John Mayor, Lori Ackerman, Rae Evans of Investors Group, Kristi Pimm of Alpha Controls, Rayel Cooper (oil and gas), and Aimee McCrae of Northern Lights College.

  • When: 9:45 am – noon on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • Where: Atrium of Northern Lights College, Fort St John campus (near the lobby)

Please join us for a unique learning opportunity and a chance to come together as a community to engage with topics of social justice.  Please contact Bonnie Bridges at bbridges@prn.bc.ca for more information.

 

Northern Opportunities Energy Week Tour 2017 Now Accepting Expressions of Interest from Students

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By , April 18, 2017

This is an Energy Week promo poster used by S. D. 60 (Peace River North). Please click here to see a larger version of the image.

“The Peace region of Northeast BC has an abundance of ongoing energy projects, both completed and proposed.  These range from wind, solar, oil and gas to hydroelectric.

Students from throughout BC are invited to come to the Peace region to participate in the Northern Opportunities Tour. Students will experience what the jobs in the energy sector are like in Northeast BC.

The program runs from May 8 – 12, 2017 and consists of five days of learning about education and careers opportunities in the energy sectors of the Peace region. The experience is open for secondary students to tour local facilities and connect with industry and training mentors.”

For more information, or to register your student, please contact Bonnie Bridges at 250-262-6027 or bbridges@prn.bc.ca.

School District 60 Students Travel to Abbotsford for Provincial Skills Competition

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By , April 10, 2017

Students from School District 60 (Peace River North) travelled to Abbotsford to take part in the Skills Canada provincial level competitions.  These young people had already won GOLD at the regional competitions in Dawson Creek back on Friday, February 17, and travelled to the Lower Mainland to test their mettle against other gold placing students from across the province in their respective competition areas.  A big, enthusiastic congratulations goes out to North Peace Secondary School’s robotics and physics teacher and students.  The group placed SECOND in the province!

Another big, enthusiastic congratulations goes out to North Peace Secondary School’s Jeremy Needham, who also placed silver in the automotive service category, again meaning he was ranked SECOND in the entire province!  Amazing performances- what a showcase of the talent and skill we have going on in the Peace!

Our smiling Peace region crew traveled to Abbotsford to represent the Peace region at provincial level Skills Canada competitions.

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