The Career Technical Centre offers many programs to help youth transition from secondary school to post-secondary training programs and/or the workplace.

Determining Your Career Path

Student Programs and Career Exploration Resources

Students interested in one of the programs should review the program requirements with a parent, consult with a school counselor, and complete the online application form. After an application form has been submitted a Career Transition Coordinator will contact the student to arrange an interview.

Listed below are local, provincial, and national job websites that could be helpful to plan or advance your job, skill, and career search.

Originally created in 201 as the Construction Sector Council, BuildForce Canada is a national industry-led organization committed to working with the construction industry to provide information and resources to assist with its management of workforce requirements.  This site provides information about Canadian Labour Market Information, Essential Skills, Training, Recruitment and Research.

This site will help you find a career that fits you best.  You can take a career quiz, explore B.C. regions and/or browse careers.

Discover the career of your dreams with 165 original videos highlighting jobs throughout B.C. Take an inside peek at what it’s like to work in the job with WorkBC’s Career Trek.

Includes: Job Openings, Average Salary, and Education Pathway.

Discover the opportunities for careers in trades and technology.  View videos, take a skills assessment survey and learn about trades in demand.

A resource designed to help students assess and compare post-secondary programs related to their career options.

Discover everything you need to know about jobs and careers in British Columbia’s tourism industry.  Take the Career Explorer to get information about opportunities in your region or learn more about education and training.

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) manages the apprenticeship system and certifies skilled tradespeople in B.C.  Here you will find Information on trades training and apprenticeship programs, including detailed descriptions of trade occupations, expected potential and the best locations to find trades jobs in B.C.

Use this Government of Canada job search tool to find a job, identify job market trends, explore careers or use career tools.

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Understand the B.C. Labour market outlook, position yourself to meet the labour market demand, and employer the wealth of opportunities in B.C.

Create your career Blueprint; explore career options, find the right education and financial aid, and identify jobs in your field

Nanaimo Youth Services Association (NYSA) is a community based, not-for-profit, charitable society that provides opportunities for youth to gain knowledge, life and employment skills.

Skills Canada B.C. is a provincial not-for-profit agency led by a team of passionate volunteers and skilled staff who actively promote careers in the skilled trades and technologies to British Columbia youth as sources of meaningful work and vital components to a strong provincial economy. is your one-stop access point for career exploration and job search in B.C.  Learn about employment trends and focus in on jobs in key industries.  Use WorkBC’s comprehensive database of job postings to help students explore career options, improve their skills and find jobs.

Work BC Nanaimo Youth Job Blast

Work BC Monthy Guide – Job Seekers

Learn about worker health and safety protocols for specific jobs and industries.

Here you will find lots of resources, including videos, about safety in various workplaces.

Career Program Options

Explore our programs for career opportunities that suit your skills and unlocks your potential

Work Experience

  • Youth WORK in Trades

University Programs

  • Dual Credit Enrichment
  • Careers Certificate Programs

Trades Programs

  • Youth TRAIN in Trades
  • Youth EXPLORE Trades Sampler

As always, we are pleased to share an amazing story of dedication, determination and passion for learning. Sarah Dmytruk, a January graduate who not only completed the Level C Welding course through the Career Technical Centre (CTC) program in her Grade 11 year, she was also the top female student in the class.

Dover Bay Student
Sarah Dmytruk