Welcome to SMS Career/Life Programs
For more information, contact our counselor: Ms. Fiske
SMS students will be involved in Career/Life Exploration Activities which contribute to Health & Career Education curriculum in Grades 7 to 9. Career Exploration Activities include Career/Life Snapshot presentations, grade-based career workshops, keynote speakers and assemblies, the Okanagan College Career Fair, and SD23 arranged Career Focus Conferences. Grade 9 students will also participate in the national Take Our Kids To Work Day in November. As well, all students will take part in three "HACE Weeks" (Health and Career Education) during which various career/life projects will be undertaken at each grade level.
CAREER CRUISING and CHOICES EXPLORER
Have you visited www.careercruising.com or www.bridges.com yet? If you want to find out more about your interests and skills, find the right career, explore different career options, or plan future education and training, you've come to the right place! Career Cruising and Choices Explorer deliver online access to a world of engaging content and advanced exploration tools. They are interactive career resources designed for people of all ages, full of self-directed ways to spark education and career awareness. Both are available to students and parents through school and home.
To access the Career Cruising web site, go to www.careercruising.com and enter Springvalley Middle’s Username (springvalley) and the Password (phone SMS for password). Once you have entered the Username and password, click on the "Start Career Cruising!" button to begin.
To access the Choices Explorer website, go to www.bridges.com, click on Site ID, and enter our Site ID (0000087) and Password (phone SMS for password). You’re in, have fun!
INFORMATIVE CAREER/LIFE WEBSITES
www.bccat.bc.ca - The BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) facilitates admission, articulation and transfer arrangements among BC post-secondary institutions.
www.educationplanner.bc.ca - Information on undergraduate program availability, application dates, tuition costs, admission requirements, lengths, and much more at 28 of BC's post-secondary institutions.
www.workfutures.bc.ca - Provides a comprehensive description of close to 200 occupations as they relate directly to the B.C. labour market.
workinfonet.bc.ca - Provides individuals who are making career, learning and work transitions throughout British Columbia, and those who work with them, with relevant, accessible and up-to-date electronic labour market information and related services.