What’s Next – EducationPlannerBC
At our first event for 2022-23 on Wednesday September 21 we welcomed EducationPlannerBC, a one-stop web-based public resource for researching and making applications to the majority of post-secondary institutions in BC. Christina Zaenker and the presentation team gave us an introduction to the diversity of post-secondary programs in the province and walked us through how to use the EPBC website to explore options.
A link to the recording of the session, viewable until May 23, 2023 , and a resource package for parents assisting their students in planning life after graduation, are below. We’ve also included some information sheets from previous presentations which remain current.
Resources for Parent Session
- Activity 1 Career Bubbles PECC
- Activity 2 Party Game PECC
- Activity 3 Career Clusters Interest Survey PECC
- Activity 4 Sample Budget and Budget Planning PECC
- Activity 5 Pride Stories PECC
- Activity 6 Values and Interests PECC
- Resource Links for Parents
Information sheets from previous EPBC presentations:
What’s Next – British Columbia Institute of Technology
Sukhey Platson, Program Advisor in the Registrar’s Office at BCIT, spoke on Tuesday February 08 to Kitsilano parents and students about the diverse programs in trades, technology, health sciences, applied sciences, engineering and business available at BCIT. While we did not record her virtual presentation, Sukhey kindly provided us with a link to a video focused on BCIT’s application process. Please take a look at: BCIT 101 – Preparing Your Application – YouTube
What technical fields will present the most employment opportunities in the coming years? See this BCIT report:
BCIT Pandemic-Resilient Jobs Report identifies most in-demand jobs for 2021 and beyond
For information on VSB programs for students interested in pursuing careers in the trades, many of which involve partnerships with BCIT, please scroll down this page to the Vancouver School Board Career Programs section, or visit careerprograms.vsb.bc.ca
What’s Next – Vancouver Community College
On Tuesday January 11 we welcomed Danielle Gannon, Student Recruitment Specialist at Vancouver Community College, to speak to the wide variety of vocational, certificate and university transfer programs available at VCC’s three campuses. Danielle invites anyone interested in learning more to check out the VCC website at https://www.vcc.ca/, or to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A recording of the presentation and question and answer session is posted on the Kits Pac YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9J0Ets-yqA
Here is VCC’s current Viewbook outlining programs, admission procedures and requirements, and student resources:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yVI8UnrTj8 “Why Choose KPU?”
Video – TOUR KPU 2020-2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLV9AWkmn4w – Discover KPU Surrey Campus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yU7UxuCIeM – Discover KPU Richmond Campus Tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayfxEn6RBe4 – Discover KPU Cloverdale Campus Tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6Ma-PjnpyM – Discover KPU Langley Campus Tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ69bmD3Wmc – Discover KPU Civic Plaza Campus Tour
https://www.kpu.ca/design/find – Foundations in Design
Capilano University – On April 07 Jake Fidler, Student Recruitment Advisor, presented an overview of the academic programs, admissions process and requirements, and student life at Capilano University. A recording of the presentation is posted below. Jake welcomes questions from parents and students at email@example.com, and invites you to look at Cap U’s current viewbook at https://www.capilanou.ca/programs–courses/get-started/why-choose-capu/request-a-viewbook/
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/04spVSceMgo
Justice Institute of British Columbia – JIBC offers education and training in a diversity of careers relating to public safety – law enforcement, firefighting, emergency management, paramedics, conflict resolution and more! For information on current programs and student resources, check out the presentation slide deck from the JIBC’s April 08 Virtual Open House:
University of Victoria – On February 23 we welcomed Richard Belton, Student Recruitment Officer, who gave us an introduction to the programs and student life at the University of Victoria. Richard also provided general information on admission requirements for this year and to inform choices for current grade 10 and 11 students. A recording of his presentation is posted below. Richard welcomes questions from parents and students about the admissions process at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/esNH_T6ET94
What’s Next Thursday Feb18th 7 pm
With Options Solutions Melinda Giampietro.
Melinda’s webinar will address COVID-19 + Post-Secondary Admission Trends: A Positive Outlook
Vancouver School Board Career Programs – On January 13 we welcomed Rhonda Stangeland, Career Education Coordinator, and District Resource Teachers Allison Newton and Mark Reid with VSB Career Programs, who presented information on a wide variety of opportunities in skilled trades, and pathways into trades through the VSB. A recording of their presentation and some accompanying graphics are posted below.
VSB Career Programs link: careerprograms.vsb.bc.ca
VSB Career Programs videos: bit.ly/cp_tv
Also, for information on top in demand trades published by the Industry Training Association, please see https://www.itabc.ca/our-trades-training-system/top-demand-trades
The ITA website for youth is https://youth.itabc.ca/
Kitsilano PAC invites you to join Michelle Dittmer for an evening presentation exploring the benefits of a gap year prior to post secondary schooling.
For more information https://www.
What’s Next – CANADIAN GAP YEAR ASSOCIATION
with Michelle Dittmer / President and Co-Founder
The Canadian Gap Year Association (CanGap) is a registered non-profit organization with a mission to support young people looking to take an intentional step off the conveyor belt of life to explore and experience ‘the real world’ according to their talents, goals and interests.
When? Wednesday Dec 16th, 2020
Emily Carr University of Art + Design accepting applications through January 15th 2021:
ECUAD’s portfolio building workshop:
ECUAD updates and educational options for secondary student here:
Presentation with recruiter Joni Taylor of ECUAD.
This year the Kits PAC is pleased to continue our “What’s Next?” series of information evenings on post-secondary education options for parents and students in Grade 10, 11 and 12.
We know you have many questions about how post-secondary institutions are adapting their admissions processes to reflect the changes in public education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, so are working to invite recruiters from a variety of institutions to bring us all up to speed. Our first presentation is on Wednesday September 23, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
To give us an overview of the subject, this Zoom meeting will be hosted by EducationPlannerBC, a one-stop resource for information and applications to the majority of post-secondary institutions in BC.
Sea Smart is a Vancouver-based charity that delivers online programs, school workshops, after school programs, summer camps, shoreline clean-ups and corporate programs.
Join us on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 7pm, for ONLINE session to learn about options available to your children for their post-secondary path.
WHAT’S NEXT …
Join us on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at 7pm, to learn about options available to your children for their post-secondary path, and be introduced to the resources currently available in our community.