RE: INNOVATION GENERATION CHALLENGE (iGen)
In addition to this week's E-Newsletter submission
(included), attached is the iGen Field Trip Form and an updated poster for
Michael Ross, the District iGen Teacher Sponsor (Rocket
Launcher) will visit all middle and secondary schools to promote the Innovation
Generation (iGen) Challenge. The registration deadline is Friday,
February 2nd and the Stages are listed below. Career Centres/contacts
will receive a list of student registrants so that they are aware who's
competing in the competition. Please refer to the Calendar of Events http://www.igc23.com/calendar-of-events.html for import
dates and the list below for stages of the competition:
Stage 1: Registration … Deadline is Friday, February
Stage 2: Orientation
Stage 3: Community Mentorship
Stage 4: Video Pitch
Stage 5: Crowdsourcing
Stage 6: Live Pitch (Semi-Finals)
Stage 7: Live Pitch (Finals)
The Top 5 Teams will present their pitches at the Jr. Metabridge
event which is open to family, community and business members from the Okanagan
Valley to Silicon Valley! For more information and registration, please
Career Programs SD23 Goal
student will graduate with the attributes, credentials and experiences
to connect their career life plan with their individual talents and
passions in pursuit of a balanced, meaningful and fulfilling life.
Engineers help prevent disease, reduce poverty and create solutions to protect people and our planet: engineers are humanitarians, innovators, visionaries, and entrepreneurs. Many engineers also use their degree to become doctors, lawyers, CEOs, and entrepreneurs.
UBC Engineering is committed to increasing diversity within their student body to better reflect the diverse society engineers serve. We hope you take this opportunity to explore the engineering options available at UBCO.
The Learning Partnership launches its latest innovation today: Real
Talk. We spoke to students across the country about what
they need to help them make choices about post-secondary options. We used that
feedback to team up with app designers Tiny
Hearts Studios to create this career app, which reaches out
to students where they spend a lot of time: in social media.
Real Talk is designed to provide high
school students with the opportunity to gain "peer to peer"
perspectives, advice, tips and resources from young people who have recently
made the school to work transition.
The app includes "what I wish I knew when I was in high
school about the world of work", advice for success, recommended resources
and basic salary information via profiles (already 500!) that
"twenty-somethings" have created.
Choosing a career
direction isn't just about the ten-year plan, it's about what needs to happen tomorrow. That's why
every Real Talk
profile includes a list of resources curated by the authors themselves.
Students can bookmark, like, and share the careers that interest them, while
building a digital "to-do list" of resources to help plan "life
after high school." Help us share this exciting new way for students to
discover and learn about careers.
more information on this innovative project, contact Ian Hartlen, Project Lead
If you would like to find out more about your interests and skills, find the right career, explore different career options, or plan future education and training, then go to SD23s new online interactive and user-friendly approach to education and career planning. Learn More – My Blueprint delivers online access to a world of engaging content and advanced exploration tools. My Blueprint will be used during the KLO HACE days. In the meantime, please feel free to explore the site. If you need access to the website or you currently have a portfolio and have forgotten your password and are unable to retrieve it, please contact Mrs. Pavlik at email@example.com and she will send it to you. You may also pick up the general KLO login information for My Blueprint at the KLO LRC.
INFORMATIVE CAREER WEBSITES
Central Okanagan School District Career/Life Programs
Visit the school district website for more information about their program
Information on undergraduate program availability, application dates, tuition costs, admission requirements, lengths, and much more at 28 of BC's post-secondary institutions.
This is a one-stop window to the world of work in B.C.
CAREER EXPLORATION OPPORTUNITIES
There are various other career exploration opportunities throughout the year at KLO. For example, there are Project Placements, Careers in Business field trip opportunities for Grade 9 students, and guest speaker presentations. Please stay attuned to the school announcements for upcoming opportunities.
If you have any questions regarding Career/Life Programs at KLO please contact Mrs. Pavlik at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the school at 25087095106.
Further information about the district program can be accessed at SD23 Career/Life Programs.