Career Education


School District No. 62 is committed to ensure students engage in a journey of career awareness, exploration and preparation to graduate with clear career, education and employment skills.

Career programs are designed to help students explore careers while still in secondary school.  In these program students will develop skills, knowledge and strong work ethic through the combination of classroom learning and work experiences.

Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) view pdf file [233KB]

Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) offers students in grades 10 to 12 an opportunity to begin an apprenticeship while completing secondary school. If you are a student who is currently working with a journeyperson, contact your school counselors or the District Career Coordinator to learn more about how you can obtain high school course credits and an SSA Scholarship.

South Island Partnership view pdf file [304KB]

School District No. 62 and the four neighbouring southern Vancouver Island school districts have partnered with Camosun College to deliver post-secondary programs in high schools. Students in grades 11 and 12 can begin transition to post secondary education in the following programs: Carpentry, Computer Systems Technology, Culinary Arts, Machining/ Manufacturing and Welding. Participating students will receive credit towards grade 12 graduation and first year college.  Certification will be granted where appropriate.

ACE IT view pdf file [304KB]

ACE IT is an industry training program for high school students. Through an ACE IT program, students can take courses that will give both high school graduation credits and a head start towards completion of an apprenticeship program.

ACE IT programs are developed and offered as partnerships between school districts and post-secondary institutions, and some classes such as welding are taught at Camosun College. Local employers frequently get involved in the development of ACE IT programs resulting in a high rate of success in finding employment upon program compeletion.

When a student successfully completes an ACE IT program he or she will receive credit for level one of the technical training (in-class) component of their industry training program. Through work experience placements included in the program students will also receive credit towards the on the job component of their training.

Students have the option to enroll in both ACE IT and the Secondary School Apprenticeship (SSA) program.

For more information about the Career Programs please contatct:

Rodger Hargreaves, Career Curriculum Coordinator


Phone: (250) 882-7900 

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