Practicums Work placements designed to matter

Practicums are work placement programs designed to provide students with practical skills and experience. Practicums emphasize the importance of learning by doing. Students can utilize the knowledge they have acquired through education within a practical work placement.


Practicums offer many benefits


  • Networking and making important contacts in the field

  • Gaining new knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Gaining a better understanding of what the role entails

  • Critical thinking skills through learning by doing

  • Career experience that can be added to your resume


BC Borstal Association provides a supportive work environment which balances the unique learning interests of the student with that of the organization.  Practicum students will work closely with their supervisor on professional development, knowing that our investment in you will provide mutual long term benefit.  All students must be able and willing to obtain Reliability Status clearance through Public Works and Government Services Canada.


What you can expect through our Practicums

  • A detailed practicum plan with measurable deliverables

  • Develop and/or facilitate program specific resources, workshops, and materials

  • Gain real work experience in your field of interest

  • Read selected manuals, guidelines, client files and program information

  • Participate in orientation sessions, agency training, and staff meetings

  • Attend meetings and participating in networking events

  • Supervision and feedback to promote development and skills


For more information or to initiate your practicum placement, please make contact the appropriate placement Adviser via the following links:


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