Work And Volunteer Experience (WAVE)


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  • An elective course that students complete outside of school hours at an employer’s place of business. Students work, volunteer or job shadow in an entry-level capacity. WAVE students will earn credits and gain experience in the industry of their choice.


Student Benefits

  • Complete up to two courses outside of school in an area of interest
  • Gain work or volunteer experience in almost any industry/occupation
  • Work with a new employer or continue where the student is already working/volunteering
  • Have a smoother transition from school to work
  • Complete WAVE on weekends, evenings, school holidays and breaks
  • Learn job search strategies with the support of a WAVE teacher and Career Advisor



  • Be in grade 10-12
  • Have parent/guardian permission
  • Be prepared to work/volunteer 80-170 hours
  • Complete WAVE Student Guides


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