June is when thousands of high school students in BC will graduate - it's also when they'll be making key decisions about the next steps in their career. While going straight on to post-secondary is what many students choose, it isn't for everyone - and if you're in this group, this episode is for you. We speak to Leena Aabedi (This Way ONward Program Coordinator), Rafael Kuhnen (Video Game Designer at Electronic Arts) and Alexis Bullen (Gear Up Program Manager) about the training opportunities out there for grads, their personal career stories, why they chose not to attend post-secondary straight after high school, how they landed their dream jobs anyway, and their advice to grads who want to do the same.
Links referenced in this episode:
Gear Up bike mechanic program: https://ywcavan.org/gear-up
This Way ONward program: https://pcrs.ca/our-services/thiswayonward/
Creating Effective Resumes, A Free Virtual Workshop: June 21 at 2 pm: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/153347242731
McDonald's Virtual Hiring Fair: June 21 at 2 pm: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mcdonalds-virtual-hiring-fair-tickets-158041491355
Earl's Kitchen + Bar Virtual Hiring Fairs: June 23, 24, 2 pm: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/earls-kitchen-bar-virtual-hiring-fairs-tickets-157883783647
Find your local WorkBC Centre: https://www.workbc.ca/Employment-Services/WorkBC-Centres/Find-Your-WorkBC-Centre.aspx