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Business Education Career Preparation

cp logoThe Business Education Career Preparation Program is a program of three closely related Business courses at the Grades 11 and 12 levels, plus 90 hours of work experience.

The work experience enhances the classroom learning experience and allows students to practice school-based learning in a business environment.

Benefits of the Career Prep Program:

  1. Gain 90 hours of work experience
  2. Receive credit for Work Experience 12, a 4-credit course
  3. Employability skills for Grad Transitions
  4. Receive a Career Prep certificate, which gives you an employment advantage over others
  5. Apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom to the workplace.
  6. Develop work habits and attitudes necessary for successful job performance.
  7. Work with highly trained people in different business environments.
  8. Gain employment references and establish contacts for future employment.

The Business Education Department offers two Career Preparation Programs: Accounting and Marketing. Work experience can be completed during one-week blocks during the school year and during the summer.

For more information on Career Prep, visit Vancouver School Board's Career Preparation Programs.


Accounting Career Preparation

accountantBritannia's Accounting Career Preparation Program will see you applying your accounting skills in banks, credit unions, government, and accounting firms.

A list of sponsors include Royal Bank, CIBC, Scotia Bank, BMO, HSBC, Colliers International, Ernst & Young, and Mariposa Head Office.

To participate in the Accounting Career Prep Program, you must enrol in Accounting 11, Marketing 11, & Accounting 12.

To apply for the Accounting Career Preparation Program, students entering Grade 11 should download the application form (pdf) and return it to Mr. Nipp.


Marketing Career Preparation

salesBritannia's popular Marketing Career Preparation Program will see you working in trendy specialty shops such as Aritzia and Off The Wall, fast-paced sports stores like Foot Locker and Sportchek, or many other diverse retail stores at Metrotown, Robson, and Pacific Centre.

Additional sponsors include Gap, Forever 21, Nike, Urban Behaviour, Roots, Old Navy, Champs, Toys R Us, Future Shop, Mantique, etc.

Furthermore, many Career Preparation Marketing students are hired by their sponsors for part- or full-time work.

To participate in the Marketing Career Prep program, you must enrol in Marketing 11, Accounting 11, & Marketing 12.

To apply for the Marketing Career Preparation Program, students entering Grade 11 should download the application form (pdf) and return it to Mr. Nipp.