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Career Education

April 4, 2024

Winnipeg School Division is committed to inspiring students to achieve academic success, reach goals and enter the workforce. Preparing for the workforce is an important outcome and through WSD Career Education, students build their own pathway for success.

Through a variety of curriculum choices, programs and events, students explore possible future career pathways. Winnipeg School Division partners with organizations to provide youth with occupational experiences, tools, technology and skills they need to lead to meaningful careers.

During the high school learning experience, students are closer to transitioning to the workforce, post-secondary education and other training opportunities and as such students are provided with opportunities to explore and consider career options using multiple pathways for their future. There are many opportunities to make career development self-directed and personally meaningful during high school.

Tec Voc High School’s Career Education Team can assist students with finding diverse opportunities to explore career pathways.

More information on programs and the Winnipeg School Division Career Education Team contact information can be found at:

Career Education Credits

Credit for Employment (CFE) 

  • The CFE offers students the opportunity to earn up to 2 high school credits in an authentic paid work environment. These courses allow students to develop skills they need to enter the world of work and apply knowledge and skills they learned in the Career Development Life/Work courses.

Career Development Internship (CDI)

  • The CDI offers students the opportunity to participate in an unpaid internship placement in a career of their interest, all while earning up to 2 high school credits.

Internship credits allow students to apply career development theory, knowledge, skills for success, and attitudes to their real-world experiences.

High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP)

  • The High School Apprenticeship Program is offered in partnership with Apprenticeship MB to encourage students to learn about occupations in the trades through paid work. Students can get up to 8 credits and will have their work hours logged with Apprenticeship MB to help them in pursuing the trade after graduation.

Download: HSAP Brochure Tec-Voc

Community Service Student-Initiated Project (CSSIP)

  • Students can contribute to their community by volunteering for worthwhile causes or organizations. The civic knowledge, skills, and attitudes obtained from such community service activities can increase a student’s self-esteem and maturity and provide more awareness of the needs of others in the community. Students can earn a half or full credit towards their senior high diploma.

S.T.E.P (Student Training Employability Program) 

  • This is a comprehensive, individualized work education program focused to meet many of the needs of these learners and provide work-integrated learning opportunities. Students in the program will attend academic classes for six weeks, followed by a work/volunteer placement for three weeks. This cycle will continue throughout the school year. The work site component of the program will allow students to gain practical work experience, develop references, explore future careers and improve connections within our city, community and school. Students who complete the program will graduate with a regular high school diploma, however it should be noted that the intention of the academic work and work placements are to prepare the students with skills to enter the workforce upon graduation. Students must be referred to this program by a teacher, counsellor, principal, etc. Please contact Mr. Punton, STEP coordinator for more details. 

Download: STEP Brochure

Work Experience Placements

  • Work placement is a means of achieving teaching/learning goals, objectives, and/or outcomes within existing courses. Work placement is not a course, but rather attached to other credit courses. Any course is able to incorporate a work placement provided the teacher is connecting to curriculum.

Student & Guardian Forms

To ensure safety and maintain proper communication between students, guardians, teachers and the various placements, it is important that certain information is collected. All students applying to participate in the above programs must complete the following forms:

School Personnel Forms

Staff forms and databases required for student work experiences:

If you have any questions about the courses or forms required, please contact the Winnipeg School Division Career Education Support Team

Resources and Partnerships

  • myBlueprint is a Canadian made online Career Exploration Tool that is used in all Grade 7 to 12 schools. Students need their MET number to create their account, please speak with your Career Advisor for more information.
  • Safe Workers of Tomorrow (SWOT) teaches Grade 9 and 10 students about the rights of workers, how to spot a hazard and employment standards in Manitoba.
  • Youth Employment Services provides our students with a variety of workshops to help them get the skills they need to enter the workforce.
  • Apprenticeship Manitoba is the governing body for all apprentices in Manitoba and is working with schools to engage students in careers in the trades.
  • High School Apprenticeship Program Information.
  • WSD Scholarship Page is continually being updated with information for students.
  • Opportunities for Employment offer employment services for youth and young adults.
  • MB Student Aid has a variety of supports for getting students into post-secondary programs.

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