Comox Valley Schools holds successful Careers and Related Activities Week

Comox Valley Schools recently held a very successful Careers and Related Activities Week, aligning with the StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan. The week-long event featured a series of interactive and educational activities aimed at expanding students’ knowledge of career possibilities and the skills required in various professions.

Highlights of the week included classroom presentations by local business leaders and parents, sharing insights into their career pathways and the competencies needed in their fields. The events were tailored for students from kindergarten to Grade 12, ensuring an inclusive and comprehensive educational experience.

“We are very thankful to all the people, businesses, and organizations who contributed their time and expertise to this year’s Careers and Related Activities Week,” said Dawn Anderson, District Career Support Teacher, Comox Valley Schools. “We’ve illuminated some of the myriad of opportunities awaiting our youth. Our goal is to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world applications.”

Significant activities across the district included:
• Career exploration activities at Glacier View Secondary.
• A job fair with various presenters at Highland Secondary.
• Learning and exploration tables at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary.
• Classroom presentations and job fair at GP Vanier Secondary.

These initiatives provided students with valuable exposure to a diverse range of high-demand careers and fostered a deeper understanding of the connection between school learning and real-world applications. Comox Valley Schools is committed to preparing students for future success by highlighting the many different career opportunities available to them.

The list of participating people, business and organizations who contributed their time can be seen here:

SD 71’s Careers and Related Activities Week Particpants