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Northern Opportunities Receives an Award from The Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference

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By , June 16, 2017

The Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference awarded Northern Opportunities for its efforts.

Northern Opportunities logo

Northern Opportunities, a partnership group that School District 60 (Peace River North) is part of, received an award last week from The Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.  Delegates from across the country travelled to our school district to learn about the Northern Opportunities partnerships, a unique blend of industry and educational stakeholders.

The mission of Northern Opportunities is to build “a strong and vibrant workforce for northeast B.C.” by developing educational programs and opportunities that empower the young people of northeast B.C. to prepare and train for occupations locally so that when they enter the workforce, they are equipped to do so locally.  Students are “trained in the north to stay in the north.”

Other members of Northern Opportunities include: BC Hydro, BCIT, CNRL, Chalo School/Fort Nelson First Nation, Encana, the Ministry of Education, NENAS, NDIT, Northern Lights College, Shell, Spectra, and Peace River South and Fort Nelson School Districts (59 and 81, respectively).

To learn more about The Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference, please click here.

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.

 

A Week of Unique Learning – The Northern Opportunities Energy Week Tour

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By , May 15, 2017

NPSS students Mathew A., Harvansh S., Allyana B., Jessica D., Brandon G., and Alex M. pose for one last group shot before we dismissed from an exhausting week of heavy learning!

Mathew A. from NPSS tries his hand at stick welding.

This is a view of the Peace River valley. During the BC Hydro presentation, we learned that his portion of the river will not be subject to flooding.

Riley S. from Chetwynd Secondary School winds up for a swing during our golf mentorship event. Riley was partnered with Jennifer from Shell.

It was School District 60’s pleasure to welcome students from across the Peace region and beyond, including special guests who travelled from School District 78 (Fraser-Cascade). Students and education staff from Agassiz, Hope, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John convened to take part in the truly unique educational field trip called the Northern Opportunities Energy Week Tour.

It was a very active week; students climbed up a wind energy tower and welded at Northern Lights College. They walked around oil and gas drilling well sites. They learned about the BC Hydro Site C dam project. They toured Tervita, Shell, Progress Energy, and Encana facilities. They ate lunch at Encana Sunset Prairie Lodge and had a taste of what life at camp is really like. On top of it all, students got to try their hands at nine holes of golf at Lone Wolf Golf Club, while learning about the lives and careers of men and women who volunteered their time and their voices to mentor the kids about their own potential career paths.

Many, many thanks go out to all who participated in the week- from the drivers who transported us safely, to the hands who prepared our meals, to the workers who enlightened us with information- we thank you.

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!

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