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CTC NEWS

The Career Technical Centre will be offering a number of exciting district programs or courses next semester.  See the website for program details and online registration. www.ctc-careerpaths.ca

ENGLISH 115 at DOVER BAY! (grade 12)

Complete a university course while still attending high school!  English 115 will be offered at Dover Bay, Tuesdays, Feb. 9 – May 24, 4-7 pm (no classes Mar. 15/22).  All district students can apply if they are eligible.  This course is an introduction to critical thinking and reading, academic writing, and research skills, consistent with the conditions and expectations students encounter as readers and writers at university. Prerequisite:  Minimum grade of “C” in English 12.  Click here for more information!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Feb. 9, 2016

DUAL CREDIT ENRICHMENT at VIU (grade 11)

Grade 11 high school students can earn university course credit and grade 12 elective credits at the same time. Information Session is at VIU, Tuesday, February 16, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Building 356, Room 109.  Student must have a minimum of 3A’s and 1B.

DUAL CREDIT SPECIAL ADMISSIONS at VIU (grade 12)

Students can enroll in an approved VIU course during grade 12.  Please see the website for details on requirements and how to apply.  The school district will cover the costs of tuition but students pay a $38.55 application fee and student fees.

DUAL CREDIT – SPECIAL ADMISSIONS – Unique Opportunity!

This “Pilot Course” offered at VIU through the Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement, called

ILRP 100 (3) Indigenous Learning and Recognition Portfolio Indigenous Learning and Recognition Portfolio, provides an opportunity for students to assess their prior learning experiences through the development of a personalized portfolio. This intensive reflective process is designed to help students begin to record their past experiential learning, thus validating knowledge and skills that come from family, community and cultural backgrounds. ILRP 100 was formerly called EDUC 103; credit will not be granted for both courses. This course will be offered from January 29-May 27, 2016.  Students will meet one Friday per month, face to face at VIU, for 3 hours. During the rest of the month the course will be delivered online with VIU’s online learning platform: VIULEARN (D2L). Prerequisite: English 12 or ENGL 067.  Contact the instructor, Tania Smethurt, Tania.Smethurst@viu.ca, if you want more details about this course.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  January 29, 2016.

TRADES DISCOVERY at VIU (grade 11/12)

This program, located at VIU, offers hands-on learning in the following trades:  heavy mechanical, auto service technician, motorcycle & marine technician, welding, electrical, and carpentry.  , May-June, students could also receive work experience or apprenticeship credits by mentor elementary students and gaining work based training hours.   REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Jan 15, 2016

INTRODUCTION TO TRADES at NDSS (10-12)

This semester long program, located on the NDSS campus, allows students to complete academic classes and participate in daily hands-on learning.  Students have the potential to earn up to 4 courses or 16 credits.  Most students choose to complete Math and English or Communications.  Trades related projects promote skills in carpentry, plumbing, electrical and basic welding.  Projects are usually done on site but sometimes students will work offsite on projects or mentor elementary students. Transportation is available from most schools. This program is available during both semesters so students can leave or return to the parent school.  The goal of this course is to help prepare students for a future in construction or create a pathway to the Dual Credit Trades and Applied Skills program (formerly known as CTC or AceIt).  APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Jan. 30, 2016

WORLD HOST – Customer Service Training Certification– 2 days

The service industry relies on individuals that provide visitors and customers with what they want and need, in a friendly and dynamic way.  Good service is critical to the future growth of the tourism industry in BC.  This interactive certification program explores customer service, communication, and listening skills.  Wednesday/Thursday, Jan. 27 & 28, 12 – 4 pm, NDSS Cafeteria.  Cost:  $20.  To register email, Roxanne Boyko, rboyko@sd68.bc.ca