- A high school course that students normally complete outside of school hours at an employer’s place of business
- Students are placed with employers/organizations to job shadow and/or perform the duties of an entry level employee
- Students gain experience and new skills in the workplace they wouldn’t be able get at school
- Students use the skills they have learned in school and apply them at the workplace
- Complete course credits outside of a school in an area of interest
- Earn up to eight elective credits towards graduation (equals two courses)
- Get paid or gain volunteer experience while earning school graduation credits
- Gain experience in almost any industry/occupation
- Have a placement with a new employer or continue where you are already working/volunteering
- Acquire skills and experience employers want
- Get a head start on your career
- Have a smoother transition from school to work
- Potential to be offered paid employment with employers
- Take more than nine courses in a school year, does not impact current school schedule
- Find your own employer or connect with the assistance of a teacher
- Be in grade 10-12
- Have parent/guardian permission
- Follow expectations from SD35, your school and your employer
- Work/volunteer up to 170 hours with an employer
- Arrange your own transportation to/from the employer
- Complete school requirements in order to participate in a placement
- Complete work after school, weekends during school breaks (winter, summer, spring)
- Best to sign up during course selection
- Can sign up during the school year
- There are two parts for this course. What you do for school and what you do for the employer.
- Your schoolwork will be done with the WAVE teacher at your school or an LEC WAVE teacher.
- The hours you complete with an employer will be at their place(s) of business.
- See your school’s WAVE teacher, Career Advisor or counsellor for details and the WAVE Registration Form.