March 19 to 22, 2018 – 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

S.W.E.A.T.

Explore creative career opportunities in our workshops. Learn how to create project-based portfolio work at our school’s studios with industry-related technology and equipment. Be Inspired.

Date
March 19 to 22, 2018 – 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location

2665 Renfrew Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7

Price
$150
Contact

Hilary Quick | Assistant Manager of High School Programs



Structured Work Experience and Training (S.W.E.A.T.)

Explore creative career opportunities in our workshops. Learn how to create project-based portfolio work at our school’s studios with industry-related technology and equipment. Be Inspired.

Receive 30 hours of work experience.

We have collaborative hands-on workshops in:

  • 3D Modeling & Animation
  • Game Design & Programming
  • Visual Effects for Film & TV
  • Professional Recording Arts
  • Photography
  • Digital Film & Video
  • Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry
  • Fashion Design & Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design

To apply, download the registration form HEREDeadline for applications is March 9, 2018.

Objectives

The LaSalle College Vancouver’s Structured Work Experience and Training (S.W.E.A.T.) Program provides students with the opportunity to earn valuable work experience in a simulated creative work environment. B.C. high school students must complete 30 hours of work experience as part of their graduation requirements; however, many students are interested in a creative career in an area that is difficult to secure work hours. While some students are able to secure relevant placements, often their experience is not indicative of the challenges employees encounter in the field. S.W.E.A.T. provides a valuable option for students to fulfill part of their work-study requirements while gaining valuable industry experience and understanding.

Students choose their area of interest from a wide array of industry areas: design, media arts, event management, fashion and culinary. Students are not passive observers—they are required to participate and are guided by faculty members, many who are industry professionals* on a project from concept to final product. Students use industry-related technology in a facility that bridges the gap between education and industry. Faculty members guide them through the collaborative process, mirroring the work environment that an employee might find in the industry. In addition, faculty members discuss with students the realities of working in their areas of interest. The students will have the opportunity to learn and:

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate responsibility and adaptability
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork skills
  • Participate in projects and tasks
  • Demonstrate positive and professional behaviors

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Download PDF Schedule for this event.

Requirements

For consideration into this program, your completed applications must include a written statement on why you are suitable for the program. This short 150-200 word essay will be prompted for during your registration.

Priority will be given to Grade 12 students. All applicants should be Grade 11 or above.

For questions, contact Hilary Quick, Assistant Manager of High School Programs, by email or at 604 862.3905

*This workshop is non-credit bearing and does not transfer into any program offered at LaSalle College Vancouver.

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