School-Based Career Programs are locally developed educational programs that prepare students for entry into the workplace or for further education and training in a specific career pathway. These programs enhance the goal of career development, which is one of the three pillars of education in the Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system.

School-Based Career Programs generally consist of a minimum of two courses, focused on a similar area of career development, and a work experience course comprised of a minimum of 100 hours of relevant, industry-based work experience during their Grade 11 and/or 12 school years.

Admission to these programs is based on interest, aptitude, age appropriateness and availability. Students may apply to attend a secondary school that features a School-Based Career Program that is not offered within their family of schools.

Upon successful completion, students receive a Career Program Certificate of Completion. Many of our trades Career Prep programs also provide students entry into the accelerated Apprenticeship stream.

Below are the School-Based Career Programs that are currently offered in each of our secondary schools:
(click on your school of choice and you will be directed to their Careers & Transitions webpage)

Esquimalt:
Auto Mechanics
Culinary

Lambrick Park:
Business

Mt. Doug:
Business
Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD)

Oak Bay:
Electrical

Reynolds:
Recreation, Sport and Health

Spectrum:
Business
Culinary
Electrical
Law
Outdoor Recreation

Vic High:
Autobody
Auto Mechanics
Carpentry/Joinery
Hairdressing
Electrical/Electronics
Information Technology
Metal Fabrication & Machining
R&B Band

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