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 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, fashion and culinary. Students are not passive observers—they are required to participate and are guided by faculty members 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.
Note: Limited class sizes and COVID protocals in effect.
Priority will be given to Grade 12 students. All applicants should be Grade 11 or above.
Download PDF Agenda for this event.
To apply students must register through the red button below.
If you have questions please contact Jessica Sweetnam, High School Representative Team Lead.
Deadline for applications is March 15, 2021.
Note: Limited class size and COVID protocols are in place.
*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.
**This workshop is non-credit bearing and does not transfer into any program offered at LaSalle College Vancouver.