Career Counsellor

About our Career Centre and Counsellor 

Planning for your future is usually a difficult task, but a most important one.  The Career Centre is a good place to find information, ideas and resource materials.  Students are welcome to visit in the Counselling/Career area before school, at lunch time or after school any day.  We know that your in-class time is important to you, so we will do our best to meet with you during non-class time hours.

Careers & Transition Counsellor: Mrs. Ashleigh Wighton

Abbotsford School District Career Programs has a new website and video for your schools students and parents to access.  Career Programs are available for all SD 34 students and are tuition free. These 12 Career Programs should appeal to all types of students and are available in the areas of Technology, Trades, and University Transition .

Students and Parents should visit the new Career Programs Website and watch the short video link: for more information.

Would you like to work as an Electrician, in Construction, Auto Mechanic, Professional Cook etc. while you are in high school? Stop by today and see what is available to you and to register. Students may visit the Hansen Career Centre for information concerning Police, Fire, Hospital Academies, Trade Apprenticeships, and Post Secondary Counselling/Advising.

 Other areas of information include:

  • Work Experience 12 (earn 4 credits from working)
  • UFV Animation Program
  • Volunteer opportunities – police, fire, hospital, schools (earn 4 credits)
  • Apprenticeships (starts working in the trades – earn a scholarship)
  • Joining our RBS Co-op program where students can work a semester
  • Post secondary advice/assistance
  • Enter into a district program (hairstylist, cook, electrician, welding, construction, landscaping, operating heavy equipment, auto mechanics, and animation new media
    • exploring your career options
    • completing your GTP
    • scholarships
    • post-secondary questions
    • volunteer opportunities
    • peer tutoring
    • training in a skilled trade
    • finding a job
    • fabulous opportunities

District Career Programs offered to Abbotsford School District students:

  • Animation Arts
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Applied Business Technology
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Carpenter - Green Building Program
  • Cook ( Professional )
  • Dairy Production Technician
  • Electrician Foundations
  • Hairstylist
  • Health and Human Services (university transition )
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Horticulture - Production/Landscaping
  • Welder Level C