JABC Techworks Virtual & in-Person Program

Now in it’s seventh year, JABC TechWorks is a technology career conference for high school students. Available both virtually and in-person, JABC TechWorks is a forum for youth to explore technology and technology-related careers and understand the education, skills and mindset needed to ensure they are tech-enabled and qualify for tech-related jobs. Duringthe2021-22 school year, over 5,500 youth in urban, rural and Indigenous communities across B.C. participated in JABC TechWorks. Students had a chance to hear from and connect with companies such as BestBuy, Amazon, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Teck, TELUS, Accenture and so many more.

2022-23 Program Overview

This school year, JABC is pleased to be offering JABC TechWorks both virtually and in-person. We’re bringing back our in-person experience after a two-year pause with a 400-person one-day event in Surrey, B.C.

Virtual JABC TechWorks will be offered twice as a multi-day conference in the winter and spring, providing students with ample opportunity to explore a variety of career paths.

Program Schedule

  • December 6-8, 2022 Online
  • February 22, 2023 Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, B.C.
  • March 7-9, 2023 Online

Educator Flyer – TW Virtual – December 2022.pdf (1)

BCIT Jill of All Trades Day – November 29

Jill of All Trades is a day-long event led by female mentors to inspire young women in Grades 9 through 12 to pursue careers in the Skilled Trades. Participants will experience a fun-filled day of practical, in-the-shop sessions.

Be ready to see the BCIT facilities, interact with industry professionals, and join a series of workshops in several disciplines that include among others: Ironworking, Sheet Metal, CNC Machinist, Industrial Instrumentation, Joinery, and Motorcycle Technician.

Safety Information

Participants will be required to wear long pants (no sweatpants, yoga pants, or shorts) and closed toed shoes (runners or sneakers) – no ballet flats or sandals of any kind. BCIT will provide safety glasses and steel toe caps for use in the shops.

Parents/legal guardians are required to complete and submit the media consent and acknowledgement of risk form before the event.

Event Schedule

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
BCIT Burnaby Campus – SE2 Great Hall
8:00am – 8:30am  Arrival / Check-in / Buffet Breakfast
8:30am – 8:45am  Welcome and Shop Safety
9:00am – 1:20pm  Workshops – Try Three Different Skilled Trades
1:20pm – 1:50pm  Lunch Provided
2:00pm – 2:55pm  Guest Speaker Cassidy Mceown from ‘Rust Valley Restorers’
2:55pm – 3:00pm Closing Remarks – Door Prizes – Swag Gifts
3:00pm – 3:15pm  Group Photo
3:30pm  Departure

Explore Cap U Open House

Mt. Seymour Open Interviews


Every Tuesday from 10am – 3pm in the Alpine Activity Centre

All positions include a complimentary season pass plus many more perks!

Are you looking for work this winter and love skiing or snowboarding? Or maybe you want to try something new and different?

Mt Seymour is hiring for all seasonal positions. Visit us between 10am – 3pm every Tuesday in the Alpine Activity Centre. For those without their own vehicle, we are operating a shuttle bus from the Parkgate Community Centre at the bottom of the hill.

Bring your resume with you, our Department Managers can’t wait to talk to you.

Shuttle Bus schedule:

Leaves Parkgate Community Center Leaves Mt Seymour
10:00am 11:30pm
12:00pm 1:00pm
1:30pm 2:30pm

Raise the Roof – Youth Ambassador Program

Raising the Roof (RTR) is looking for youth ages 15-25 to join our National Youth Ambassador Program, be equipped to be leaders in their community, and be advocates for change across Canada.
We are looking for community-minded, creative and ambitious young people who are interested in Raising the Roof’s mission to end homelessness and who want to build skills like leadership, entrepreneurship, marketing, social media, advocacy, event planning and so much more.
Through the program the youth will gain valuable skills through workshops taught by top leaders in their fields, one on one and group mentorship, volunteer hours, reference letters, and an opportunity to engage their community on an important issue while exercising their leadership skills. The youth will connect with a network of other engaged youth across Canada who want to make a difference in their community and be equipped to be leaders in their generation.

There will be a virtual conference in December, ongoing training workshops and mentorship sessions, and the youth will lead a community engagement event in February in support of the Toque Campaign.
10-15 youth from across Canada will be selected as Regional Team Leads and will have the opportunity to come to Toronto for an all expenses paid trip to Toronto, including flight, hotel, food and top expert training from Nov-16-19, 2022.
Please fill out the application below and if you have any questions or concerns you can reach out to Shoshana at shoshana@raisingtheroof.org
We will be accepting applications until October 31, 2022. 
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