Archive | January 2014

Vancouver International Children Festival

Volunteer at the Vancouver

International Children’s Festival

May 27 to June 1, 2014!

One of the world’s first and foremost festivals for young audiences, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival has been educating, entertaining and inspiring young audiences since 1978.Presenting acclaimed Canadian and international professional performances, plus numerous hands-on arts activities, the Festival provides children ages 3-12 with a valuable cultural and educational experience.  Each year the Festival welcomes more than 30,000 children, parents and educators.

 Every May, the south end of Granville Island transforms into an exciting world of performances and activities, dedicated to to the inspiration of children’s imaginations. To make everything run smoothly, the Festival needs 1200 volunteers to help with Arts Activities; Ushering & Gatekeeping; Hosting & Info; Traffic; Sales; Administration; Crew Support; Pre-Festival Assistance.

Looking for a challenge? We need work experience & career prep student volunteers to take on weeklong key positions and to help weekdays – when our Festival site is filled with school children & pre-schoolers!

If you are interested in volunteering at Children Festival, please see Ms. Parmar for application.

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Posted by Ms. Parmar nparmar@sd44.ca

 

Vancouver Aquarium Spring Break Opportunity

January 2014

RE:    Spring Camp Work Experience Placement

We are looking for 14highly motivated, energetic students to fill the Spring Camp Work Experience Placement. This placement will provide an excellent opportunity for students to gain experience working with children in an educational setting, work on their communication and leadership skills, develop a sense of teamwork and explore career options. Applicants will be accepted based on the student’s work experience objectives and personal interests, as indicated in a cover letter, resume, and completed student information form, as well as a phone  interview with the Camps Coordinator.  

 

Title:                     Spring AquaCamp Educator

Department:         Education

Term of Position:  Mandatory     Training:                                  

Full Commitment: Two full weeks during Spring Break, 8:30 – 3:30 daily        

Part-Time Commitment: One or two weeks during Spring Break, 2:30 – 6:00                         

Placement Dates: 14 full-time and 3 part-time student leaders needed

 ·         Training Day – Saturday, March 8, Time – TBC

·         Self tour time – Anytime during the week of March 9

·         AquaCamp – March 17-21 and March 24-28

 Please note:  Students must be able to attend the mandatory training session.  Changing dates with different groups will not be allowed.

 Job Description    Assist with the preparation, delivery and clean-up of Spring Camp program.  Enhance participants’ experience through group activities using hands-on, interactive activity stations and props.  Help supervise and lead small groups of children during play and gallery exploration time

For more information on the Spring Camps, visit  

http://www.vanaqua.org/learn/camps/aquacamps

Please Note:  This is not an Animal Care placement; students will be primarily working with children and not be working with marine life.

 Skills Preferred:            

·         Outgoing, enthusiastic and self-motivated

·         Experience in educating and/or working with children

·         Students in Grade 11 or 12 preferred

·         Excellent interpersonal, time management and presentation skills

·         Must be creative, flexible and proactive in problem solving

·         Interested in learning about marine biology and/or education

      Benefits:              

·         Gain valuable experience working with children

·         Gain valuable group leadership skills

·         Priority placement in Volunteer training

·         Learn more about the animals at the Aquarium

·         Completion of hours towards Work Experience requirements

  To apply for this position we ask that students submit a cover letter, resume and completed student information sheet all in one PDF document. Students’ applications will be reviewed and short listed applicants will be contacted for an in-person or phone interview. Please clearly state on the student information sheet the position the student is applying for and whether it is a full time or part time commitment.

   If you are interested in this amazing opportunity, please see Ms. Parmar for application.

Please submit required documents to Christy Smith, Coordinator of Youth Volunteers, at workexperience@vanaqua.org by 5pm on Wednesday February 12th.

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Posted by Ms. Parmar nparmar@sd44.ca

 

 

 

Green Collar Futures Career Conference Feb 15th

Green Bricks is very pleased to offer to grades 10-12 students FREE participation in the Green Collar Futures Career Conference on Saturday February 15, 2014 at the Hilton Metrotown, Burnaby. 

Space is very limited so students can register at http://www.greenbricks.ca/futures/register.php.  Students must be registered by February 11 to attend but if they register by February 3, they will get an extra entry into the draw for a $500 cash scholarship towards their post secondary school education.

What do YOU want to BE when you finish school?

The “green economy” is changing the face of the workplace in BC and around the world. The green elements of BC’s economy are growing faster than the province’s economy as a whole. The number of green jobs in BC are expected to double in the next 10 years. What an exciting time for our youth who many have NO idea what they want to “be”.  This is much more than a career fair as it allows youth to interact with career mentors from various sustainability related careers who have excelled in their green careers.

This interactive career conference will be offered free of charge to 125 young people and will allow participants the opportunity to:

• Meet and interact with successful people who will share their sustainability career paths in 5 breakout sessions
• Learn about emerging sustainability career opportunities in BC and Internationally
• Listen to an inspirational keynote address from Dr. Nicholas Coops, UBC Professor and Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing for forest productivity and conservation
• Meet the engaging creator of Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story documentary film 

Win prizes throughout the day like UBC clothing, gift certificates and a $500 cash scholarship

The conference will begin with an inspirational keynote address and then participants pick from over 25 careers to explore. Students will be treated to lunch, along with a presentation from a local film maker. The workshop will conclude with a wrap-up session and a chance for the participants to win prizes. You must be registered to attend. Register early as space is very limited. For more information, visit http://www.greenbricks.ca/futures/index.php

Fiona Zawadzki, B.A. (hons), B.Ed
Educational Consultant
Green Bricks Education Society

Tel:   604-828-7593

fiona@greenbricks.ca
www.greenbricks.ca

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Posted by Ms. Parmar nparmar@sd44.ca

Justice Institute Open House Friday Feb 28th, 10-2

Come to their open house and learn more about what they offer…excellent career opportunities
Widely acknowledged as Canada’s leading public safety educator, JIBC is a public post-secondary institution that offers innovative education and training in the fields of Policing, Firefighting, Para-medicine, Corrections, Emergency Management, Leadership, Conflict Resolution and other related disciplines.

Our programs are focused on applied learning and our expert faculty are active in their professional fields. We provide a range of student support services that contribute to the success of our students.


Join us, Friday, February 28, 2014
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster

Free parking is available on site and overflow parking is available next door at the Canada Games Pool
Please RSVP by February 21st, 2014
604.528.5621 or bmalcom@jibc.ca
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Posted by Ms. Parmar nparmar@sd44.ca

Vancovuer Community College Try a Trade Event Wed March 5th

Why bring your classes to VCC’s Try-a-trade event? They’ll experience a wide-range of educational possibilities while having fun. VCC and Skills BC are thrilled to provide this fantastic opportunity to learn and experience hands-on transportation-related skills such as welding, basic vehicle maintenance and much more.   The date is Wed Feb 5th between 10 and 2.  Lunch is provided!! Please see Ms. Parmar for more information .

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Posted by Ms. Parmar nparmar@sd44.ca

TECH EASY Volunteer Positions

Tech-Easy is a youth-led volunteer organization that helps seniors to learn how to use computer technology (laptops, iPad, cell phones, etc). What you find so easy to use, a senior might be baffled! Tech-Easy sends groups of youth volunteers to assigned retirement homes, community centres, libraries and neighbourhood houses across Vancouver to conduct a specific lesson. As a volunteer, you will receive some training. This is a great opportunity for those students that enjoy using computer technology and wants to volunteer more! Tech-Easy will be hosting weekly iPad lessons at various community centre and needs more volunteers in North Vancouver. For more info, visit the website www.tech-easy.ca or contact reachtecheasy@gmail.com or visit the official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tech-Easy/312455455470426.

If you apply for this opportunity, please let Ms. Parmar know .

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Posted by Neeru Parmar nparmar@sd44.ca

Career Exploration for Parents And Students : Ticket to Your Future!

YOU ARE INVITED!
On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 the North Vancouver School District will be hosting an evening focusing on Careers and the Trades. Involved in the evening’s events will be representatives from Capilano University, BCIT, VCC, Industry Training Organizations, and local businesses.
In alignment with the Ministry focus on the following career pathways:
• Trades & Technology
• Tourism & Hospitality
• Science & Applied Sciences
• Health & Human Services
• Fine Arts, Design and Media
• Business & Applied Business
• Liberal Arts & Humanities
• Fitness & Recreation
This evening will be a combined presentation by post-secondary institutes and industry representatives from each focus area.
Target Audience: Students and Parents from grades 9 -12
Proposed Schedule (In progress)
7:00 – 7:45pm Keynote presentation by Larry Espe BC Superintendant of Careers and Transitions
7:45 – 8:45pm 15 minute rotations within focus area of your choice – break 5 mins between each
8:45 – 9:00 pm Closing remarks

Mountainside Secondary School, 3365 Mahon, North Vancouver (previously Balmoral)
Pre-registration is required.
Please go to: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ticket-to-your-future-tickets-9774424567

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Posted by Neeru Parmar nparmar@sd44.ca

Celebrate Research Week Open House

Monday March 3, 2014 9:30 m to 1:00 pm
5 Nominees per school limit.
Registration at www.cfri-training.ca (Reg. opens Feb 2014)
This is an event where students hear about health research, visit labs at the institute, and participate in small group activities.

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar nparmar@sd44.ca