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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.

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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.

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.

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