Career Ready Grads For A Complex World

By British Columbia Institute of Technology Modified on March 02, 2017

Explore your career development options at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

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From choosing a career path to gaining relevant work experience, BCIT offers numerous options to help you along the way.

Explore your options.

If you're undecided about your career path, BCIT offers career exploration courses that will help you make informed career and life decisions.

Through a simple series of standardized tests, you can identify your interests and values to jumpstart your career trajectory. From there, you'll learn to research occupations, current job market resources, and educational options to support your career plans. All career testing exploration courses are taught by a professional counsellor and are conveniently offered on evenings and weekends.

Learn by doing it.

Whether you're studying business, computing and IT, health sciences, skilled trades, or engineering, you'll get relevant practical experience at BCIT. Instead of just learning theory, you'll learn how to do it by working on projects in labs and shops and by using the same tools and technology you'll use in your chosen career. Depending on your area of study, you'll also gain additional experience through industry-sponsored projects, practicum placements, internships, or capstone projects. Gaining hands-on experience will give you a competitive edge in your career - you'll know your field and what to expect in the workplace even before you graduate.

Learn from those you'll work with.

You can give yourself yet another advantage by gaining experience in a working environment that allows you to apply your education on the job. BCIT's workplace education (co-op) program allows you to fine tune your new skills in a professional setting where you will gain feedback and guidance from an employer. Co-op also allows you to explore a variety of fields within your program area and develop a network within your industry. If workplace education sounds like it would be a good fit for you, consider enrolling in a BCIT program that supports co-op opportunities.

To learn more about BCIT courses and programs, visit bcit.ca.