2008/09 was the inaugural school year for Community Based Learning for Dalbrae Academy. Three students who could have finished at the end of January, decided to kick start their careers and return as full time co-op students. They enrolled into 3 back to back co-ops. This school year saw six work placements at the Inverness Hospital, as well as placements with numerous businesses and government departments in our local area and as far away as St. Andrews. One student in the lab got to watch the teacher getting blood tests. Another actually flew in a helicopter. Job offers were made as a result of some of the placements, and some actually changed their career choice because of their experience.

 

2009/10 resulted in continued growth of the CBL program. We made inroads with the RCMP and The Department of Transportation. Our territory expanded to include Petit de Gras and Baddeck. The variety of of placements grew as did the experiences. Students did things from releasing martens into the wild of CB to being on the high seas. One student actually sailed on the Atlantic Vision (a ferry to NFLD) for a 7 day and a 4 day stint.

Building Futures 2010