Initiatives

Try-a-Trade

The Buffalo Trail school board provides transportation and supervision for every grade 10 student in the division to attend the Try-a-Trade event in Lloydminster each May.  This one day event features over 100 different trades and students are given hands on opportunities to find out about the skills needed for these trades

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Take Our Kids to Work

'Take Our Kids to Work' is an annual national program in November when Grade 9 students are hosted by parents, friends, relatives and volunteers at workplaces across Canada. The program supports career development by helping students connect school, the world of work, and their own future. Buffalo Trail students in grade 9 participate in this opportunity every year.

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Career and College Fairs

The majority of high school students in Buffalo Trail High Schools are given opportunities to attend Career and College Fairs to find out more information about the world of post secondary education. Some of our high schools host their own career days and others attend larger events.

Off-Campus Programs

Buffalo Trail high school students are asked to take the basic work safety course HCS 3000/AG3000 for one credit and are encouraged to take credit courses in Work Experience, Green Certificate, or Registered Apprenticeship to get hands on experience in the world of work by meeting outcomes in personal management, resource management, ethics, interpersonal relations, teamwork, leadership, and responsibility.

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Development of a Career Portfolio in Junior High Health and Senior High Career and Life Management Classes

In these classes, students reflect on their interest, aptitudes, values, work preference and goals. They assess their essential competencies and establish action plans for improvement.