Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) junior high students will have the chance to explore career and technology options for the future.

On every 'early out' day, EIPS students are invited to visit Fort Saskatchewan Senior High School as part of the Worker Bee Wednesday program.

The program gives students four options: 

  • Construction
  • Communication Technology
  • Commercial Foods
  • Cosmetology

Students can pick two of the four options, where they'll participate in a half-hour activity for each. Each activity is hands-on to demonstrate what the class offers and also gives students something to take home.

“It’s a really cool experience,” says Liam St. Thomas, a Grade 9 student at Rudolph Hennig Junior High. “Seeing how big Fort High is and the technology they have. It’s a neat way to become familiar with the school.”

So far, over 14 junior high classes have already taken part in Worker Bee Wednesday. The event also shows students potential career paths and teaches them where their passions lie.