World of Choices

  • Grades 6-12

  • Instructional time: 40-75 minutes, including a Q&A

  • Join us for this virtual, interactive program that allows students to meet industry leaders and discover occupations here in B.C. and beyond that are expected to offer the best opportunities over the next ten years

(See WorkBC High Opportunity Occupations)

Offered On-Demand

  • Tailored for a single class in Grades 6-12.

  • Features one guest speaker. Educator manages the platform, moderates the discussion and oversees Q&A.

  • To bring the program to your Elementary School class, contact Glenn.Dodge@jabc.org.

  • To bring the program to your High School class, contact Cheryl.Borgmann@jabc.org.

Offered Monthly 

  • Designed as a Capstone experience for Grades 6-12.

  • Features a panel of guest speakers. JABC manages the platform, and a host moderates the discussion and oversees the Q&A.

  • See Calendar, with session dates/times at the right.

  • Prior to enrolling in the monthly Capstone experience, we recommend students participate in JA’s Economics for Success, a program that highlights the connection between post secondary education and success as an adult.

  • World of Choices will not be held in December or March, so we can offer JABC TechWorks, a program showcasing the scope of technology-related career opportunities open to the next generation of employees.

“A variety of careers featured with culturally diverse mentors are beneficial for our students to connect with the speakers.”

B.C. Educator

“I was very appreciative of all of the ‘LIFE ADVICE’ that came from the descriptions of the different jobs and experiences of the speakers. That is invaluable to students to hear someone say ‘take care of your mental health’ or ‘have experiences and try new things to add to your resume.’ So good!”

B.C. Educator

JA’s World of Choices program aims to support students in their journey to explore and refine their career goals by reflecting on their personal interests and strengths and discover where these might intersect with emerging career-life opportunities. Students will gain confidence and further knowledge to succeed in an ever-changing world.

Provided monthly throughout the school year and on-demand for single classes, World of Choices is a live, virtual program. JA volunteers from the local community and businesses play a key role in this program as featured guest speakers. These guest speakers help enable students to see opportunities, both in their community and in the world outside their classroom.

Optional online pre and/or post activities may be available, please inquire. Like all JA programs, the experience is coordinated and supported by JABC’s Program team.

Delivery of World of Choices is generously supported by:

World of Choices Special Events 2021-2022

Each month features a unique B.C. industry theme sure to appeal to your class of grade 6-12 students.

January 27, 2022 at 9:15 a.m.

February 14, 2022 at 9:15 a.m.

April 2022

  • Theme: Skilled Trades
  • Details to come
  • Theme: Tourism & Hospitality
  • Details to come

May 2022

  • Theme: Natural Resources & Agriculture
  • Details to come

June 2022

  • Theme: Indigenous Businesses – Leaders, Entrepreneurs & Role Models
  • Details to come

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Past Special Events

September 28, 2021 at 9:15 a.m.

  • Theme: High Tech
  • Guest: Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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October 27, 2021 at 9:15 a.m.

November 18, 2021 at 9:15 a.m.

View details from our January 2021 Program Event:

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