Would you buy a car without taking it for a test drive?
Not likely, right?
Then why would you not do the same research for your future career?
Springboards provide an opportunity for students to spend a day exploring potential career paths with our community partners. This is a great opportunity to connect you with professionals currently working in the industry. You will have the chance to find out about their path, what programs and tools students should be exploring, what education you need to work in a given career and what a day looks like in a given career.
Most Springboards run once per school year and are open to Greater Victoria high school students in most grades. The more interest students show in a given career, the more likely the Springboard is to run. For more information, contact Samantha in the Career Center or fill out the form below to be kept informed about Career Center opportunities in your field of interest.
If you are interested in a specific career path fill out the form below and we will contact you with all opportunities at Victoria High School associated with that path and if we do not have an opportunity that fits you, we will do our best to create one!
Explore the world of Aviation at Viking Air!
Aviation: Manufacturing Inspecting Engineering Marketing Flying
This Springboard is open to SD61 Students grades 10-12. They will explore the world of aviation at Viking Air through interactive and hands-on activities. If you are interested in a career in Aviation, manufacturing, Engineering, or Marketing this is the day for you! This event usually runs once per year so keep checking back for more information OR fill out the form below and you will be contacted with information regarding ALL Career Exploration Events in Aviation.
Photography & Graphic Design
Do you love to tell stories through pictures and colours? Do you have strong communication skills and work well with others but also like to work on your own? The Photography and Graphic Design Springboard could be the event for you! Pacific Design Academy has put an event together for you to explore the industries of photography and graphic design through hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations. You will have a chance to connect with PDA instructors, students in the field, and local professionals. This Springboard is open to students in grades 9-12.
Women in Trades and Technology
Do you have great spacial perception, do you enjoy problem-solving in a creative way? Are you a techy type person, a hands-on type of person or both? There are so many Trades and Technology Careers out there, where do you start! Well, here is the perfect opportunity to try it all! WITT is a one-day, all-female exploration into trades and technology, through four hands-on activities. Throughout the day, you will explore two trade careers and two technology careers in the following areas:
|Electrical||Carpentry||Computer Science||Civil Engineering|
|Sheet Metal||Automotive||Electronics||Mechanical Engineering|
This Springboard is open to students in grades 9-12
Victoria Police Department
Are you interested in becoming a police officer? Are you ready to explore the world of policing through interactive demonstrations and scenario-based simulations? Find out what a police officer’s role is in an investigation from beginning to the end and if this could be a career for you. This Springboard is held at the Victoria Police department and is open to grade 11 and 12 students.
THE ROYAL BC MUSEUM
Do you love history and artifacts? Are you a person that enjoys working on team projects with positive and creative people? Find out what it takes to put a museum quality display together from curating, archiving, designing and building exhibits to marketing and developing advertising campaigns. Get a behind the scenes look, through interactive and hands-on activities with the people who make the Royal BC Museum function successfully. This Springboard is open to students in grades 11 and 12.
BC Emergency Health Services
Do you love problem-solving on the fly and working in busy ever-changing environments? Medical emergencies can happen in the blink of an eye. If you like helping people in a time of need, you may be interested in exploring the world of a paramedic through the BC Emergency Health Services. This Springboard has been created to explore the world of emergency response through interactive and hands-on activities. This Springboard is open to students in grades 10-12.
Are you inquisitive and just have to know how everything works? Are you methodical and love the scientist’s method? If so Cybersecurity my be the career for you. This Springboard was created for students to explore the world of Cybersecurity through presentations and workshops. If you are thinking of a career in cybersecurity or even a position where it will be a concern, this is the event for you! Not only will you be given examples as to what the cybersecurity industry looks but you will also make connections with educators and industry leaders. This Springboard is open to grade 11 and 12 students.