IGAD/IGADA-R: Career Programs
Approval and Operation
Career programs shall be developed and operated according to Ministry of Education and Board of School Trustees (the “Board”) regulations and guidelines, as outlined in the documents listed below.
Ministerial Orders 205/95 Graduation Requirements Order
496/95 Career Programs & Work Experience Order
147/89 Local Programs Order
Policy Circular 95-05 Earning Credits in Career Programs
Ministry Update 1996/04/19
Vancouver School Board Guidelines for Career Preparation Programs
Vancouver School Board Guidelines for Cooperative Education
Vancouver School Board Guidelines for Career & Personal Planning
Vancouver School Board Guidelines for Secondary School Apprenticeship
The Board supports co-ordination for the development, maintenance, and management of career programs. Co-ordination shall include defined responsibilities at both district and school levels.
- Development of placement sites is the joint responsibility of district- and school-based staff.
- A site analysis to determine curricular links, working conditions, and safety considerations is required for each new placement. Site analyses are the shared responsibility of school- and district-based staff.
- On-going monitoring of placement sites is part of the supervision process and is the responsibility of school-based staff. When appropriate, concerns regarding specific placement sites should be reported in writing to the Career Programs Co-ordinator.
- Preparation for any off-campus work experience shall include:
- job readiness skills;
- appropriate attitudes, behaviour, and dress;
- ethics and confidentiality;
- workplace safety, including harassment;
- accident procedures;
- job and company research and expectations;
- human rights legislation (Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations);
- completion of required documentation.
- Preparation, as described above, must take place prior to the student’s first work experience.
- No student shall begin work experience until the appropriate Board work education agreement form is signed by all parties (student, parent/guardian, teacher/supervisor, and employer) and filed in the school.
- Students shall not be marked absent while attending off campus work experience.
DMT Responsibility: D-CES