Career Programs

District Principal - Curriculum

Helen has been with the Chilliwack School District for over 20 years, as a school-based Administrator at all levels.  Helen joined the Curriculum department as a District Principal in 2017.  Helen is passionate about connecting students with opportunities and experiences to help them find their future career path.


“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work another day in your life.”   ~ Confucius


Phone: 604.794.5553

District Work Experience Coordinator

Chris has been the District Work Experience Coordinator since 2005.  He oversees the day-to-day operations of Work Experience programs for students in grades 10-12.  Chris believes strongly in the power of trying new things, and encourages students to take full advantage of community-based opportunities while they are in school. Chris is located at the Learning Services site and can be reached by telephone or email Monday-Friday.

"The future depends on what you do today."   ~ Mahatma Gandhi


Phone: 604.794.5553

District Apprenticeship Coordinator

Colin oversees the Industry Training Authority Youth Work (Apprenticeship) and Train (Pre-apprenticeship) Programs for the Chilliwack School District. He is enthusiastic about connecting with students and employers to help them find the right fit.


“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”   ~ Vince Lombardi


Phone: 604.798.0797

District Curriculum Support Teacher - ADST & Career Programs

Heather is a certified shop teacher, currently working in the SD33 Curriculum department, supporting ADST and Career Education programs.  Heather believes in the power of building strong relationships with staff and students, and is passionate about hands-on learning.


"If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion.  For your passion will lead you right into your purpose."   ~ Bishop T.D. Jakes


Phone: 604.794.5553

Work Experience Facilitator - G.W. Graham Secondary

Kathy is located at G.W. Graham Secondary School. She started with the Work Experience Team in 2010.  Kathy is passionate about her job and enjoys getting to know her students. She realizes that each student has their own individual talents, goals and dreams. She encourages all students to explore their future career through work experiences and to take part in volunteer opportunities in the Chilliwack community.

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart”   ~ Roy T. Bennett

Phone: 604.847.0772

Work Experience Facilitator - Sardis Secondary

Amber started with the Chilliwack School District in 2012.  She moved into the role of Work Experience Facilitator in January 2017.  Amber has a passion for working with students and thoroughly enjoys helping them find the right fit for their career goals.  Whether it be volunteering, a one day job shadow or a longer-term work experience placement, Amber enjoys the process and loves seeing students find their own passion.

You can find Amber at Sardis Secondary School in room D203

 “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”   ~ Dr. Suess

Phone: 604.858.9424

Work Experience Facilitator - Chilliwack Secondary

Jackie began working with SD33 in 2012 and joined the Work Experience team in 2017.  She is passionate about finding meaningful placements for students to enhance their resumes, earn credits towards graduation or broaden their post-secondary academic choices.

Jackie can be found in Office 1169C at Chilliwack Secondary School.

"The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not the job."   ~ Zig Ziglar

Phone: 604.795.7295

Work Experience Facilitator - Alternate & Resource

Cathy joined the Work Experience team in 2006.  She greatly enjoys watching students become more confident and as they gain experience in the workplace.  Cathy also loves providing her students with job coaching prior to their placements, and watching them mature and grow.  Cathy supports Alternate programs and Resource students in all secondary schools.

“Make an effort to understand who you are, and then have the courage to just be yourself."   ~ Claudia Sesterheim

Phone: 604.819.4980