What's work experience?Work experience is an educational program that provides a student with an opportunity to participate in, observe or learn about the performance of tasks and responsibilities related to an occupation or career.
Rationale for Work ExperienceWork experience is intended to help prepare students for the transition from secondary school to the world of work or further education and training. The community becomes the classroom where students gain knowledge and experience about the workplace and are provided with a frame of reference to review or revise their career goals. Work experience provides students with an opportunity to apply classroom learning in a context outside of school and to bring back to the classroom new perspectives about their learning.
It offers students the chance to
The Ministry of Education has created a program guide for elective courses Work Experience 12A and 12B. Schools may give students additional work experience credit by using Independent Directed Studies (IDS) for Work Experience 12A and 12B. Work Experience 12A and 12B may be offered as part of a school's career programs, or as stand-alone courses. Ministry Work Experience 12A and Work Experience 12B are each 100-120 hours long and worth 4 credits. In conjunction with work experience-based IDS, students can receive up to 16 credits for work experience.