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World of Work Centre

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R. B. Russell is unique in offering our students the services of a World of Work Centre. Two professional staff and a career intern assist students in developing skills required for success in the workplace. We offer assistance with the job search process, practicum placements and information about post-secondary opportunities.

Our goal is to assist students in preparing for the workplace through the following outcomes and strategies:

Personal Management: Students will build and maintain positive self-image

In your English Language Arts class you’ll explore your interests, skills and values learning more about the skills you bring to working with others.

Career Exploration: Students will learn the skills needed to research career options

In your vocational program, you’ll hear about different career options from your instructor and guest speakers. You’ll also discover suitable jobs for you through Career Cruising.

Learning and Planning: Students will learn about and make plans for the future

In your math class, you’ll complete units on wages and salaries, personal finance and goal setting.

Job Seeking and Job Maintenance: Students will develop skills needed to find success in the workplace

In grade 11 and 12 Career Development workshops you’ll create a resume and cover letter, compile important documents in a portfolio and participate in a portfolio interview.

Career and Community Experiences

Students will gain exposure to workplace expectations
• Grade 9/10: Volunteering
• Grade 11/12: Volunteering, Work Experience placements, Internships, High School Apprenticeship Program placements
Students are eligible for Career Development credits in Grades 9-12 upon meeting these outcomes.

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