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Explore careers

I want a new career.

Whether you're looking for a fresh start in your career or looking to learn more about your industry, there are many tools to help you explore career options.

  1. Take a course
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  2. Get job descriptions, labour market information, salary levels and more
      • WorkBC
        Includes occupational descriptions, educational requirements, salary levels and employment outlooks for B.C.
      • Career Cruising
        An excellent, comprehensive Canadian website offering an online interest assessment, information and multimedia interviews on hundreds of occupations, labour market information, links to Canadian post-secondary institutions and job-search topics. Click on the link for a quick tour. Please see a VCC advisor for the passwords.
      • Job Bank
        Includes job descriptions, labour market information, educational requirements, etc. for jobs in Canada
      • Payscale
        This is an easy-to-use, at-a-glance website for salary information, key competencies required, links to job postings, related careers, etc.  You can browse popular jobs, get helpful information about employers, research schools and find out which graduates are paid most and more!
      • More resources are available using the online career search guide

  3. Get one-to-one assistance
    Access to careers and education - Want to find out what you want to do with your life and learn to self-market? Join us for a brief information session to find out about these great part-time courses on career planning, communications and job search techniques.

    Or, check in at VCC Library where they offer a workshop on career exploration through a variety of means, depending on the needs of the participants. The workshop helps you begin to: identify resources for exploring possible career options; investigate education and training programs; find resources that will help you with receiving accreditation for your foreign credentials; and introduce you to career and vocational guidance materials at the VCC Library. This workshop is available on demand. Instructors can book a career session for their class and students can book a one-to-one appointment.

    Contact the VCC Library to request a workshop.

  4. Speak with a counsellor
    Feeling overwhelmed and uncertain where to begin your career exploration? Our professional counsellors are committed to working with both students and prospective students to help make the transition and their experience at VCC a successful one.

    VCC offers professional, free and confidential counselling to help you choose a program, plan a career, manage a course load, make decisions and deal with stress, anxiety and personal matters.

  5. Speak with an advisor
    Your decision to come to school is a life-changing choice. Our program advisors know this, and are committed to helping you plan your studies to get the most out of your time at VCC.

    VCC's advisors assist prospective and current students with interpreting college policies and developing effective educational plans that meet with their own academic, career and life goals. They also provide assistance with transition into VCC programs from, and/or transfer to, other post-secondary institutions.