British Columbia: K-8 Career Explorations Initiative

Funded by the Province of British Columbia’s Future Ready Action Plan, Education and Employers have been working to provide schools and educators in BC with virtual activities for students and resources to help host them in the future. Below, find recordings of our events held on Zoom and our resource bank: 



K-8 Career Exploration Handbook Part 1 – guides for teachers organising their first career activity and inviting volunteers from the world of work into schools 


(Coming soon) K-8 Career Exploration Handbook Part 2 – career learning through co-curricular activities and embedding careers education into school life 


Training Videos 

Watch both of our trainings to gain further insight into how to explore careers in the classroom: 

Training Session 1 – The ‘Why?’ of Careers Exploration 

Training Session 2 – How to explore careers in the classroom, including advice from a District Coordinator and practical tips 


Activity Videos 

Watch recordings of our virtual events in BC to gain inspiration and insight into running them in your own classroom, or use the volunteer talks as clips to show your students! 

Grades K-2 – Helpers in the Community, featuring an electrician, healthcare engineer and a counsellor 

Grades 3-5 – STEM Jobs, featuring a marine biologist and an engineer 

Grades 3-5 – Enterprising Minds, featuring a Red Seal mechanic and an electrician  

Grades 6-8 – Jobs in Tech, featuring an aerospace engineer and senior project engineer 

Grades 6-8 – Skilled Trades, featuring a Red Seal carpenter, welder and fabricator 

Grades 6-8 – Core Competencies, featuring a Red Seal Welder, carpenter and business analyst 

Contact us 

If you have any questions about our work in British Columbia, resources, or about holding careers events in your school, please contact