Archive | February 2012

Great Spring and Summer work experience opportunities at Science World

Science world is offering a very unique Spring Break and Summer work experience opportunities. Each placement period will last two weeks, for a total of 80 hrs.

Here are some dates..

March 10 – 25, July 2 – 15, 16 – 29, July 30 – Aug 12 and Aug 13 – 26

Register at –  http://www.scienceworld.ca/workexperience

If you decide to take part in this amazing opportunity, please let Ms. Parmar know.

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

Culinary Arts Program at Carson info meeting

Parent and Student Information Meeting Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 7 pm Carson Graham Secondary School Theatre

Registrations for the Culinary Arts program are now open for the 2012-13 school year.

Offered in conjunction with Vancouver Community College, students in Grades 11 and 12 interested in a culinary arts career have the opportunity to learn a wide range of professional cooking skills in this program. To learn more, please plan to attend this information session.

Deadline for priority applications: March 30, 2012

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

Vancouver AQUARIUM SPRING BREAK

Great opportunity at Spring Break !!

Work Experience Placement

The Vancouver Aquarium is currently recruiting 18 enthusiastic and self motivated students for our Spring Break Work Experience Placement.  As a work experience student, they will be working within a team of students and staff to create the ultimate visitor experience for all of our visitors this spring. Their days will be filled with fun and varied tasks and they will have the opportunity to engage, amaze and inspire thousands of guests of all ages and from all around the world!
Title:

Spring Break Gallery Assistant Work Experience Placement

Departments:
Visitor Experience Team
Term of Position:
Mandatory Training:  Saturday March 3rd, 2012
                                   9:00-5:00
Placement Dates:
Group A March 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 24
 ( 6 students)
Group B March 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23 and  25
( 6 students)
Group C March 11, 13, 14, 16, 17,19, 20, 21, 24 and 25
( 6 students)
Shifts: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Description of Volunteer Opportunity:
·         Kiosk Attendant
·         Parking Greeter
·         Line engagement
·         Visitor Surveys
·         Crafts
·         Operating touchpools
·         4D assistant
·         Facepainting
Skills Preferred:
·         Outgoing, enthusiastic and self-motivated
·         Students currently in Grade 10, 11 or 12.
·         Genuine interest in working with the public
·         Strong communications skills
·         Experience with delivering excellent customer service
·         Second language an asset
Please Note: This is not an animal handling position.  Students will have limited contact with marine animals.
Volunteer Benefits:
·         Gain customer services and communication skills
·         Chance to meet people from all over the world
·         Priority placement in the volunteer training
·         Gain work experience hours
Please note: There are three different groups.  Please indicate clearly in order of preference  in your cover letter  which group you are applying for. Please see Ms. Parmar for application. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday February 16th, 2012.
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 Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

Volunteer at the Artists for Kids Gallery

 

 
Attend  a Volunteer Orientation at the Artists for Kids Gallery  Feb 22 2012   7:00-8:00
                 AFK   Artists For KidsThe Gordon Smith Gallery will be located at 21st and Lonsdale and you can be a part of this!
Volunteers are needed is many areas from office work  to event planning and everything in between!!

Share your passion for ART and attend the orientation to volunteer!!

 
If you decide to go for this amazing opportunity, please let Ms. Parmar know !!
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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

Cathay Pacific ‘I Can Fly’ Program’ for students interested in Aviation

http://www.cathaypacific.ca/icanfly/subdefault.asp

 

Cathay Pacific’s “I Can Fly” program offers Grade 11 high school students the opportunity to step behind the scenes of commercial aviation to learn if it is the right career path for their future. “I Can Fly” is an exciting program that aims to stimulate creativity while widening the horizons of our next generation.

This has got to be amazing!!!

http://www.cathaypacific.ca/icanfly/application.asp     Applications are due Feb 17 so don’t think about this for too long.

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

TRIUMF for SCIENCE focused students Feb 16- 20

 The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)Conference is being held in CANADA for the first time. It will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre and is expected to attract between 8,000 to 10,000 scientists from around the world in addition to more than 200 media.

200 students will receive a membership in the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) along with free passes to attend the full conference February 16-20, 2012, at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

You can find more information at this link: http://www.triumf.ca/node/13356

REGISTER ON LINE to attend You may want to check this link out for students or teachers:http://www.triumf.ca/home/upcoming-events/triumf-aaas/Information-for-students

http://www.triumf.ca/aaas

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca

FIRE FIGHTER for a DAY

 

 
Are you thinking fire fighting might be a cool career????? 
During Fire Fighter career day April 26 you get to try it out!!  Try on the fire fighter suites, wander around in a smoky building, play on the fire truck—-THIS IS AN AMAZING DAY !!!
 
So if you think it might be for you AND you have perfect eyesight  ( no glasses or contacts)- see Ms. Parmar ASAP!! This opportunity is only for grade 11 & 12 students, and we only have 5 spots.
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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar, nparmar@nvsd44.bc.ca