School District 61 recognizes the importance of career exploration and transitions to educational and training pathways.
The school district is focused on extending career exploration opportunities to the middle level years. Students in Grade 6 – 8 have the opportunity to participate in specific career exploration programs, increasing their awareness about career opportunities and educational training pathways and programs. Each grade level explores a specific focus area:
|Grade 6||Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy|
|Grade 7||Trades and Technology|
|Grade 8||Skills, Interests and Passions – Making Connections to Career Exploration|
Each of these focus areas is designed to involve staff, students and industry partners, creating relationships and further developing meaningful opportunities to connect students to the community and the world of work.
Details of each of our middle school initiatives are listed below. Click on the links to explore the opportunities available.