Explore creative career opportunities in our workshops as you learn to create project-based portfolio work with industry-related technology and equipment. Be Inspired!
Explore creative career opportunities in our workshops as you learn to create project-based portfolio work with industry-related technology and equipment. Be inspired!
Participate in one of our hands-on workshops in the following areas and receive 30 hours of work experience:
LaSalle College Vancouver’s Structured Work Experience and Training (SWEAT) 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. SWEAT 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:
Priority will be given to Grade 12 students. All applicants should be Grade 11 or above.
For questions, contact Hilary Quick, Marketing & Communications Manager. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2020.