CareerWORKS

Debbie Davidson from Skills Opportunity Showcase trailer

Debbie Davidson from Skills Opportunity Showcase trailer helps kids understand what might be next!

 

Career WORKS-

“A series of experiential, hands on workshops for

high schools students looking ahead”

What’s next after high school? No pressure though!!! Participation in CareerWORKS programs will expose students to a range of skills, jobs, career opportunities and businesses that make up the supply chains of the various CareerWORKS themes.

 WaterWORKS, FoodWORKS and EnergyWORKS and ClimateWORKS are themes being offered during the 2015-16 Grey Bruce school year.

CareerWORKS 7 Events Final Report 2015-16

CareerWORKS Report #2 2016 (7)

Final Report from Fall 2015 Events

Please follow this link to a LETTER of SUPPORT from the BWDSB Superintendent of Education  – Alana Murray. Thankyou

Letter of Support – GBSN-Feb 2016

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Thanks to the folks at Bruce Power for there ongoing support of many GBSusNet Projects.

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Schedule of Events Held in 2015 include:

  • April 22, EnergyWORKS Port Elgin – Saugeen District Secondary School
  • April 23, EnergyWORKS Kincardine – Kincardine District Secondary School
  • April 29, WaterWORKS Hanover – John Diefenbaker Secondary School
  • April 30, FoodWORKS Walkerton, Walkerton District Community School
  • May 20, WaterWORKS Walkerton, WDCS and Sacred Heart High School
  • October 1, WaterWORKS Walkerton, WDCS
  • October 6, WaterWORKS Hanover, JDSS
  • October 29, ClimateWORKS Meaford, Georgian Shores SS
  • November 3, FoodWORKS Walkerton, WDCS and SHHS
  • November 12, EnergyWORKS Kincardine, KDSS
Students examine stream organisms as part of the WaterWORKS program.

Students examine stream organisms as part of the WaterWORKS program.

WaterWORKS provides interactive, hands-on sessions that expose students to the various stages of the water supply chain…from “source to tap.” Exploring the sources of water in your community, treatment and distribution systems (rural and urban systems), water conservation strategies, uses of potable and non-potable water, waste water treatment systems and careers and jobs in the industry will all be explored.

EnergyFAIR Co-ordinators enjoy a brief lunch break

 

A visit to the local waste water treatment plant as part of the WaterWORKS program

A visit to the local waste water treatment plant as part of the WaterWORKS program

FoodWORKS takes students on a journey from “field to fork” and from the “farm to the table. Sessions will demonstrate the skills required to manage healthy soil, select seeds, cultivate and plant, harvest, process and distribute and prepare meals in a sustainable food system. Experts from the field will facilitate discussion and interactive demonstrations and tours which will leave students with a clear understanding of options to work on a farm, in a processing facility, in a restaurant or simply at home!

Students enjoy the fruits of their labour as part of any earlier FoodWORKS event.

Students enjoy the fruits of their labour as part of any earlier FoodWORKS event.

EnergyWORKS brings to life the supply chain that supports our electricity system, transportation options, agricultural producers, home heating and cooling…essentially our economy and paints a picture of challenges of decreasing oil supply, increasing costs of fuel, climate change and the need to seize opportunities to create jobs that support positive environmental change and a sound economy.

Walkerton Clean Water Centre "LEAD Certified Building Tour is part or EnergyWORKs Walkerton 2014

Walkerton Clean Water Centre “LEAD Certified Building Tour is part or EnergyWORKs Walkerton 2014

Please visit the various tabs in our website for specific details on each CareerWORKS program.

FoodWORKS

WaterWORKS

EnergyWORKS and CareerFAIR

To participate in the CareerWORKs program either as a student, school, business or volunteer, please contact us for the 15-16 program.

CareerWORKS is a project of the Grey Bruce Sustainability Network Inc., a social enterprise devoted to facilitating sustainability projects across Grey Bruce.

Call GBSusNet GM Barry Randall @ randall@wightman.ca ; www.gbsusnet.com 1-519-889-0695