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Island Press
Covelo, CA.
Phone: 1-800-828-1302.
  • THE NEW COMPLETE GUIDE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS. Provides information on career opportunities, job hunting, and career strategies.

Junior Achievement
Vancouver, B.C. 
Phone: (604) 688-3887

  • Experienced business men and women are partnered with classroom teachers in elementary, junior high and secondary schools. Volunteers visit their classes every week to discuss business and economics.
  • Economics of Staying in School (12 lessons), targeted at students at risk of dropping out. A business volunteer uses a board game and classroom activities to demonstrate the advantages of staying in school.
  • Project Business (12 lessons), gives grade 10 students an understanding of the Canadian business system. Discussions and classroom activities by a business volunteer. Students learn concepts of economics and business principles. A field trip to a business is recommended.


Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC
Surrey, BC
Phone: (604) 585-2788 ext. 226
Fax: (604) 585-2790
E-Mail: techinfo@asttbc.org

  • TECHWORKS A new video and teacher’s guide that lets students explore the wide range of satisfying, well-paid career opportunities in applied sciences. TechWorks profiles nine enthusiastic, young technicians and technologists in careers like forestry, aquaculture, civil engineering technology, and high-tech research. One free copy is available to high schools in BC while quantities last (contact BC Hydro Human Resources by fax only at (604) 623-3811).
    Grades: 9-12 Cost: $60.00 in BC ($125.00 out of province) + $4.50 S/H & GST


Edge Interactive Publishing
Scarborough, ON
Phone: (416) 494-3343
Fax: (416) 494-0949
E-Mail: info@schoolfinder.com

  • EDGE POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL FINDER An easy-to-use multimedia CD-ROM, that helps students print letters and applications, search all colleges and universities, or source thousands of scholarships. Students may also visit campuses on the Multimedia Campus Tour, and find information on hundreds of careers. Offers profiles on over 200 Canadian colleges and universities. Free demo CD available.

Ministry of Education
Program Standards & Education Resources Branch
Phone: (250) 952-4460
Toll-Free: 1-800-282-7955

  • CAREERS IN WOOD. An interactive career exploration resource kit including a CD-ROM, video, and website link. Copies have been distributed free to secondary schools and community skills centres.

Post-Secondary Application Service of British Columbia (PASBC)
Contact: Ken Faris
Phone: 604-828-4781
E-mail: kfaris@pas.bc.ca

  • EXPLORE CD - A CD-ROM containing information about post-secondary institutions was mailed to every secondary school in BC. Students, counselors and teachers have career program descriptions at their fingertips.

Websites
  • EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES IN CAREER STUDIES
    http://www.cln.org/subjects/career.html


  • JOB WEB
    http://www.jobweb.com/
    A large hyperlinked chart guides one through the career search process. Journey through an assessment quiz, occupational research, decision making, employer contact, and job offers. Includes career profiles and personal anecdotes, as well as a set of links to other Internet career resources.

  • CAREER BUILDER WEBSITE
    http://www.careerbuilder.com/
    A career information database, this site lists available jobs and provides career advice plus an on-line magazine. There’s even a “Personal Search Agent” that will search for specific types of jobs.



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