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Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76
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Time to Sign Up for Summer Work Experience

June 06, 2011

Work Experience 15-25-35 are separate courses for credit that provide experiential learning activities in a workplace setting, undertaken by a student as part of a planned school program under the cooperative supervision of a teacher-coordinator and employer.  These courses provide opportunities for the student to:  apply, in the workplace, knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired through other course work, discover their career interests and aptitudes in meaningful work activities, situated in community-based work stations and work sites in business, industry, community service and agriculture, make use of opportunities to further their personal development, career planning and employability skills, acquire the skills demanded by business and gain recognized experience to assist in making the transition from school to work, and meet a sometimes critical graduation requirement – work Experience 35 is recognized as meeting the requirement for 10 credits in a grade 12 level course.

Up to 10 credits may be earned at each level.  A maximum of 15 total credits may be applied towards graduation.  Each course is time based; i.e., 25 hours per credit, and a student may enroll in Work Experience 35 without having completed Work Experience 15 or 25. It is compulsory that students complete a Career Readiness Module CT1010 single credit course in order to receive credit for Work Experience.

Peace Wapiti School Division’s Summer Work Experience staff provide an outstanding program for our students.  For more information, or to sign up for Summer Work Experience, please contact:

Randy Nagel randynagle@pwsd76.ab.ca (78-0296-1059):  Students in PWA, Grande Prairie and Ridgevalley School

John Heikel johnheikel@pwsd76.ab.ca (780- 296-6745):  Students attending Beaverlodge Regional High School

Jim Venhola jimvenhola@pwsd76.ab.ca (780-864-1879:  Students attending Sexsmith, SRRA, Savanna, Eaglesham School