Career Pathway Programs

What is a Career Pathway Program?

SD61 School-Based Career Pathway programs are educational programs that prepare students for entry into the workplace or for further education and training in a specific career pathway.

They consist of a minimum of two courses, focused on a similar area of career development, and a work experience course comprised of a minimum of 100 hours of relevant, industry-based work experience during their Grade 11 and/or 12 school years.

In the Spring of 2019, The Pathways and Partnerships team reviewed and examined the current practices of Career Pathway Programs (formally known as Career Prep Programs) in our district’s secondary schools.

In the Fall of 2019, a set of 11 recommendations were agreed upon following consultation with Career Pathway Program Teachers, secondary school-based Principals and Vice-Principals, and SD61’s Senior Leadership team.

To access the recommendations, click CareerPathwayPrograms

For more information visit your school Career Centre and discuss your options with your school Career Teacher or Career Centre Coordinator.


  • Culinary
  • Auto Mechanics

Mt. Doug

  • Business


  • Recreation, Sport & Health


  • Electrical

Vic High

  • Autobody
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Electrical
  • Hairdressing
  • R&B Band