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Are you interested in experiencing what it is like to be a fire fighter? B. Niek

Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services invites grade 10, 11 and 12 students to experience what it is like to be a Vancouver fire fighter.

The five day program covers hose operations, self contained breathing apparatus use, search and rescue and firefighting operations. In addition to the fire related skills students are also taught life saving CPR skills and the safe use of portable fire extinguishers.

Days run from 7:30am to 5:00pm and those attending are expected to arrive on time and ready to begin the days activities.

The Academy also stresses the importance of voluntary work within the community, and each Academy takes part in an event to raise money for a charitable organization.

There is no cost – but students must commit to complete all five days of the Academy to receive their graduation and life saving certificates.

Interested students must be recommended and must also complete and submit a simple application form to apply for a place on the Academy.

Both female and male students are encouraged to apply.

The forms are available at the website below.

The next Youth Academy dates are May 1 - 7, 2017.

Please see you counsellor for a recommendation.

For further information go to

www.vancouver.ca/fire/youthacademy

CIA (Career Information Assistant) is back at Van Tech B. Niek

Mr. Lam, our CIA is at Tech every Friday for 3 hours starting at lunch.

The next Friday will be Jan. 20.

You can receive information about:

post secondary schools- colleges, universities, trade, technical schools, apprenticeships

- career education opportunities with the VSB

- scholarships

-careers and jobs

-resumes, cover letters

-and volunteer work among the many other opportunities and services that are available to you to assist in your post secondary education or training

or

entry into the workforce after high school

Please drop by the counselling suite on Fridays at lunch.

You can also book an appointment online through the VSB website - Career education

or go to http://blogs.vsb.bc.ca/careerinfo for more information

UBC Engineering (for boys and girls) B. Niek

To find out more about Engineering and UBC Engineering Events go to:

engineering.ubc.ca/student-events

Geering Up Clubs run from Jan. 21- April 1

- mix of science and engineering through hands on projects, demos, design challenges, and lab tours.

Geering Up in school workshops are available from:

Feb- April for grade 8-12

May - June for grade 8-12

UBC Engineering Tours

- Wednesdays at 5 pm Jan- April

UBC Engineering Explorations 8 (for girls) B. Niek

UBC is having their Free

Engineering Explorations 8 (for girls)

This is an exciting day of exploration for grade 8 girls.

Get creative and participate in fun engineering activities, talk to engineering students and professionals who will share their stories and experience

Date: Sat. March 4

Place: Point Grey Campus

Register ASAP, if interested at

www.engineering.ubc.ca/student-events

UBC Engineering Explorations 10 -- for grade 10 girls B. Niek

UBC is having their Free

Engineering Explorations 10 (for girls)

This is an exciting day of exploration for grade 10 girls. Get creative and participate in fun engineering activities, talk to engineering students and professionals who will share their stories and experience

Date: Sat. Feb. 4

Place: Point Grey Campus

Register, if interested at

www.engineering.ubc.ca/student-events

UBC STEM Mentoring Evening for grade 8-11 girls B. Niek

UBC is having a Free STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) evening

STEM Mentoring Evening

This is an Evening for grade 8-11 girls with fun, food, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) exploration.

Connect with other like minded students, talk to current STEM students and professionals, and get a sneak peak at Cybermentor: and online STEM mentoring program coming soon to UBC

Date: Fri. Feb. 17 Evening

Place: Point Grey Campus

Free Event includes a light dinner

Register by Feb. 12; if interested at

www.engcite.ca/stem-mentoring

Engineering at UBC for grade 11 Girls B. Niek

UBC is having their first Free

Engineering Explorations 11

This is an Engineering Conference for grade 11 girls with hands on workshops, an opportunity explore UBC and meet with engineering students

Date: Sat. Jan. 28

Place: Point Grey Campus

Free Event including Pizza Lunch and snacks

Register by Jan. 23; if interested at

www.engcite.ca/engineering-explorations