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Work Experience

Experiential Learning Activities

Work Experience 15–25–35 are separate courses for credit that provide experiential learning activities undertaken by a student as an integral part of a planned school program under the cooperative supervision of an off-campus education coordinator.

Provide opportunities for students to:

  • apply, in the workplace, knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired through other coursework
  • discover their career interests and aptitudes in meaningful work activities, situated in community-based work sites in business, industry, government and community service.

Work experience courses also provide opportunities for the school and its community to combine resources to further the student’s personal development, career planning and employability skills through placements in off-campus work sites.

Work Experience courses are time based; 25 hours per credit, and a student may enroll in Work Experience 35 without having completed Work Experience 15 and/or Work Experience 25. Students may earn up to 30 credits in work experience, but the number of work experience credits that may be counted to graduation is 15 credits.